Mumbai Retains IPL Title After Beating Delhi By 5 Wickets
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The defending champion Mumbai Indians won the Indian Premier League for a record-extending fifth time after routing the Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final on Tuesday.
In reply to Delhi’s 156-7, Mumbai cruised to 157-5 in 18.4 overs on the back of captain Rohit Sharmas 68 off 51 balls and spoiled the Capitals’ first appearance in the final.
Delhi struggled against Mumbai’s pace, led by Trent Boults 3-30, including a wicket with the first ball of the final.
Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer, who won the toss, made an unbeaten 65 and Rishabh Pant notched his first half-century this season before falling to Nathan Coulter-Nile for 56.
Mumbai dominated Delhi this season, winning all four of their matches.
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