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IPL 2019: 3 Main reasons why CSK had to face the defeat in the finals

Mumbai Indians, once again crowned the IPL champions by winning the thrilling match in Hyderabad. Earlier, batting first, Mumbai scored 149-8, in response to the Chennai Super Kings team's scored 148-7 and Mumbai has won the match by 1 run.

Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai has won four IPL titles (2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019) and this is the fifth title as a player for Rohit Sharma.

However, in today's article, we will see the 3 main reasons for Chennai's defeat in finals.

1. Two important runouts:

Two turn-point points, First of all, Dhoni tr to steal runs on the overthrow in the 13th over, but Ishan Kishan, who made a fine fielding and ran out Dhoni.

After that, Watson took the team closer to victory while playing a magnificent inning, but at the fourth ball of the last over, trying to steal the runs by taking the risk, but he lost his wicket. Mumbai won the match due to these two runouts.

2. Rahul Chahar's superb bowling:

Chasing 150 runs, Chennai took great advantage of the powerplay, but after six overs, Rahul Chahar took the ball and change the game, he gave only 14 runs in 4 overs and took the wicket of Raina.

Apart from this, CSK made only 15 runs from 9th and 14th over, which made the game drift in the hands of Mumbai.

3. Jasprit Bumrah's superb bowling:

Bumrah was an important contributor to the Mumbai Indians victory. He not only stops the runs but also took important wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo. Bumrah took 2 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs and he was also chosen Man of the Match for this brilliant performance.

Complete list of players who won all the awards in the IPL 2019, Russell wins 2 big awards

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the IPL 2019 final and won the title for the fourth time. Although Chennai Super Kings gave a tough fight to Mumbai, in the end, they managed to keep their nerve.

This season has been great for many individual players. Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David Warner (692 runs) took the Orange Cap, while Chennai Super Kings veteran Imran Tahir (26) took the most wickets and won the Purple Caps.

Apart from this, players such as Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar have also won many awards.

Let's take a look at all the IPL 2019 awards along with the prize money:

  • Winners - Mumbai Indians (20 Cr and Trophy)
  • Runner-up - Chennai Super Kings (12.5 cr)
  • Man of the match - Jasprit Bumrah, MI (5 lakhs and trophy)
  • Orange Cap - David Warner, SRH (10 lakh and trophy)
  • Purple Cap - Imran Tahir, CSK (10 lakhs and trophy)
  • Most Valuable Player - Andre Russell, KKR (10 Lakh and Trophy)
  • Perfect catch of the season - Kieron Pollard, MI (10 Lakh and trophy)
  • Harrier Super Striker of the Season - Andre Russell, KKR (Trophy and Harrier SUV car)
  • FBB Style Player of the Season - KL Rahul, KXIP (10 Lakh and Trophy)
  • Emerging Player of the Season - Shubhaman Gill, KKR (10 Lakh and Trophy)
  • Dream XI game changer - Rahul Chahar, MI (10 Lakh and Trophy)
  • Fastest half-century of the season - Hardik Pandya, MI (10 Lakh and Trophy)
  • Fairplay Award - Sunrise Hyderabad (Trophy)
  • Pitch & Ground Trophy - Punjab (PCA Mohali) and Hyderabad

Mumbai crowned IPL 2019 Champions, Rohit becomes the 1st player to achieve this milestone

Match Summary - Mumbai Indian won by 1 run:

Mumbai Indians - 149/8 (20 Overs)
Kieron Pollard 41* (25)
Quinton de Kock 29 (17)
Deepak Chahar 3-26 (4)

Chennai Super Kings - 148/7 (20 Overs)
Shane Watson 80 (59)
Faf du Plessis 26 (13)
Jasprit Bumrah 1-14 (4)

In a humdinger of a final, Mumbai Indians held their nerve and edged Chennai Super Kings by a solitary run to claim their 4th IPL title. It was a sensational comeback by the Men in Blue who looked out of it at the end of the powerplay in the 2nd innings.

However, Rahul Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah brought them back by bowling 8 overs between them and picking up 3 wickets for just 28 runs.

Shane Watson kept CSK in the game with a well-paced fifty but his dismissal in the final over proved to be the turning point. CSK required 2 runs off the final delivery but Malinga's slower delivery deceived Shradhul Thakur and trapped him LBW to seal the win for Mumbai

Earlier, after opting to bat Mumbai started well in the powerplay but couldn't sustain the momentum as Chennai hit back with wickets at regular intervals. Keiron Pollard top-scored with an unbeaten 41 and guided them to a reasonable total.

Rohit Sharma becomes the 1st player to win 5 titles, (Deccan Chargers 1, Mumbai Indians 4)

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni's big statement after losing final match against Mumbai

In the IPL 2019  final played in Hyderabad,  Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in the thrilling match by a run to win the title for the fourth time.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians batted first and scored 149 for eight wickets in 20 overs, in response defending champions Chennai Super Kings scored 148/7 in 20 overs.

MS Dhoni's Big Statement after the Defeat:

After this defeat, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has made a big statement. He said that Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings both made a lot of mistakes in the final match.

And Dhoni further said that both teams were giving each other a trophy. Chennai Super Kings made a lot of mistakes, and Mumbai Indians also dropped many catches, but in the end, the team who made few mistakes won the trophy.

Dhoni not happy with the team's overall performance:

Despite reaching the finals, Dhoni was not happy with the performance of his team in this season. He said that this was not the season for us that we have reached the final by playing very good cricket in the entire tournament.

The bowlers did a great job but batting was not as good. Especially the middle-order batsmen disappointed but still, somehow we won the matches and reached the finals.

Dhoni said that our focus is on the World Cup right now. Only then will we get an opportunity to do the analysis. Significantly, Chennai's team has lost the fourth time this season to Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2019: Delhi beat SRH by 2 wickets in a thrilling encounter, Pant played an explosive knock

In the Eliminator match, the Delhi capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in Visakhapatnam and now they will face Chennai on May 10 in the 2nd Qualifier. At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad is out of IPL 2019.

Sunrisers Hyderabad batted first and scored 162 for eight wickets in 20 overs, in reply Delhi capitals won the match in the last over. Rishabh Pant was adjudged 'Man of the match' for his smoky innings of 49 off just 21 balls.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings:

Earlier, Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad did not start well and Saha was out for 8 in the 4th over. Martin Guptill played brilliant innings of 36 runs in 19 balls, but after the powerplay, he was also dismissed.

After this Manish Pandey (30) played a very slow partnership of 34 runs with captain Kane Williamson and he was out in the 14th over.  Vijay Shankar (25) and Nabi (13) played fast innings of 20 runs to help the team cross 160.

On behalf of Delhi Capitals, Kemo Paul took three wickets, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, and Trent Boult took one wicket each.

Delhi Capitals Innings:

In reply, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan (17), played a fine partnership of 66 runs for the first wicket and Shaw completed his half-century in just 31 balls. However, after Dhawan's dismissal, Hyderabad tried to come back and Khaleel sent Shreyas Iyer (8) and Prithvi Shaw (56) into the pavilion in the 11th over.

In the last 5 overs, Delhi Capitals needed 52 runs to win. Rishab Pant made 49 runs in 21 deliveries to bring the team closer to victory, but once again Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Rutherford (9) and Pant to take the match to the last over.

In the last over, the Delhi capitals needed five runs to win and Amit Mishra was given out obstructing the field, however, Kemo Pual's four gave a thrilling victory to the team.

Indian team will tour West Indies in August, BCCI's request was accepted

Windies Cricket Board has accepted the BCCI's request. In fact, India was about to tour Windies immediately after the World Cup.

Due to the busy schedule, the BCCI requested the West Indies to make some change in this series, which West Indies accepted. According to sources, the Indian team can now go to the West Indies tour in the first week of August.

Due to the changes in schedule, the Caribbean Premier League schedule has also changed. On the BCCI's request, the West Indies Cricket Board agreed to pursue the program of CPL. Now the league will be held from September 4. Earlier this league was to be held in August.

Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said, "At the end of this year, we are excited to host another successful tournament, we are happy to cooperate with CPL to get a place in our international calendar. So that it can be ensured that all the best Caribbean cricketers can take part in this league, to play a major role in the preparation of the T20 World Cup 2020.

Significantly, the Indian team will play two Tests, three one-day matches and three T20 matches in the Windies tour after the World Cup. The schedule of the series is likely to be announced in the board meeting which will be held on May 13.

Shahid Afridi selects all-time World Cup XI, no place Sachin and MS Dhoni

With less than one month before the start of ICC World Cup 2019, the former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has selected the all-time  World Cup XI.

Surprisingly, in this team, the highest run scorer in the World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar and 2011 World Cup winning Captain MS Dhoni have not included in the team, while he has given Indian captain Virat Kohli the place in his team.

Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi has included 1 South African, 1 Indian, 5 Pakistani and 4 Australian players in his team.

Shahid Afridi has not included Sachin and Dhoni:

Sachin Tendulkar has participated in 6 World Cups and has scored 2278 runs in 44 innings at an average of 56.95 with 16 half-centuries and 6 hundred. On the other hand, World's best finisher MS Dhoni and the only captain to win all three Trophy has been not included in his team.

Afridi has given Indian captain Virat Kohli a chance in his team. Virat Kohli has been a part of the 2011 and 2015 World Cup team till now and in the 2015 World Cup, he scored 305 runs in 8 matches at an average of 50.83, including 1 century.

Shahid Afridi's All-time World Cup XI:

Saeed Anwar, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli, Inzamam ul Haq, Jacques Kallis, Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Shoaib Akhtar, Saqlain Mushtaq.

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni's emotional statement about CSK after the last home match

Captian of Chennai Super Kings franchise, Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave an emotional statement to about the team after the match against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday night. During the interview, Dhoni talked about the Chennai Super Kings and the fans of the teams.

It's worth mentioning that, This was the last match of Chennai Super Kings this season at their home ground. After the match, Dhoni said that the kind of nickname given to me by the people here is very special for me.

The entire Tamil Nadu has adopted me as their son and they do not call me with my real name but rather call me as 'Thala'. It is a matter of great honour for me and the people have always supported me.

Dhoni talks about his stumping:

Dhoni also disclosed about his stumping and said that for this you have to pay attention to your basic. Dhoni said you need to pay attention to your basic and If your basic is correct then these things will happen automatically.

In this match, Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 80 runs in the 50th match of the IPL 2019 and took the first position in the points table.

Earlier, batting first, Chennai Super Kings made 179 for four wickets in 20 overs, in response to which Delhi Capitals were all out by making 99 runs. MS Dhoni was adjudged Man of the Match for his smoky shift and spectacular wicketkeeping.

IPL 2019: Mumbai will face Warner less SRH tonight at 8 PM, See Preview and Probable XI

The 51st match of the IPL 2019 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 2nd May, Thursday at 8:00 PM. Earlier, when both teams faced each other in the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Mumbai Indians won that match by 40 runs.

Both teams remain top contenders for in the playoffs race. If we talk about Points Table, Mumbai Indians are in third place with 14 points while Sunrisers are at 4th place with 12 points.

Mumbai Indians:

Talking about the Mumbai Indians team, captain Rohit Sharma is also seen in great form, while Quinton de Kock is the highest run scorer for Mumbai. In addition, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard have done well with the bat.

While all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are performing well. Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga have been seen in lethal form.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

If you look at Sunrise Hyderabad team, then Martin Guptill may replace David Warner in the Playing XI, while Wriddhman Saha was also seen in good form in the last match and Manish Pandey is also doing well in the last three matches.

Apart from this, Mohammed Nabi, Abhishek Sharma and Rashid Khan are performing well in all-rounders. Talking about the bowling side, veteran Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed can get heavier on the opposition team.

When we compare both the teams, Mumbai Indians look strong in batting but Sunrisers Hyderabad is strong with bowling and has the power to reverse the match in any situation. But Mumbai Indians will definitely get the benefit of home conditions.

Probable XI - Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yaday, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Beuran Hendricks, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.

Probable XI - Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma

4 Players have taken hat-tricks for Rajasthan Royals in IPL, See the complete stats

In the 49th match of IPL 2019 which was played between RCB and Rajasthan Royals in Bangalore. Due to heavy rain, this match started late and the overs were reduced to 5 overs and later the match was abandoned.

This glorious match was spoiled due to rain but Rajasthan Royals leg spinner Shreyas Gopal created history. In this match, he took a hat-trick and became the 16th player to take the hat-trick in IPL and 4th player of Rajasthan.

So Today, in this article we will tell you about 4 players who have taken hat-tricks for Rajasthan Royals:

4. Ajit Chandila:

Ajit Chandila, who was caught in the IPL spot-fixing case, took a hat-trick in 2012  against Pune Warriors India at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. He took the wicket of Jessie Ryder (01), Sourav Ganguly (1) and Robin Uthappa (0)

3. Praveen Tambe:

The 47-year-old Praveen Tambe is the oldest bowler to make IPL debut at the age of 41. Pravin Tambe is the second Indian player to take hat-trick wicket on 2 legal balls. Praveen Tambe took a hat-trick in 2014 against Kolkata Knight Riders.

The first ball of Tambe was wide on which wicket-keeper Sanju Samson stumped Manish Pandey and next ball, which was his first legal ball, he dismissed Yusuf Pathan for 0 and next ball he sends back Ryan ten Doeschate to pavilion for 0.

2. Shane Watson:

The Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson took a hat-trick against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014 in Ahmedabad. He is the only fast bowler to take the hat-trick from Rajasthan Royals.

Shane Watson dismissed Shikhar Dhawan (33) on the final ball of his first over. After that, he bowled he dismissed Moises Henriques (9) on the first ball of his second over and Karn Sharma for a duck on the next ball.

1. Shreyas Gopal:

Shreyas Gopal becomes the 16th player to take the hat-trick in the history of IPL and 4th player from Rajasthan Royals. In the last match against RCB, he surprised everyone by taking 3 wickets in 3 balls on 30 April 2019. He took the wicket of Virat Kohli (25), AB de Villiers (10) and Marcus Stoinis (0).