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Mumbai vs Chennai, Final

Indian T20 League, 2019 | Final | Sunday 12th May | 14:00
 Match Ended
Mumbai
149/8 (20.0) RR:7.45
Chennai
148/7 (20.0) RR:7.4
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Finished! Yet another season of the Indian T20 League comes to a close. It was nothing sort of thrilling, right from the start to the finish, but all good things have to come to an end. But 2019 has some added bonus. If this League is over, why mull over? Because an even bigger bonanza is coming! THE WORLD CUP! 10 teams, 45 league matches, 2 semi-finals and the mega final - in England, starting from May 30, with England and South Africa kicking things off! Do join us for that. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma, is all smiles. Says that throughout the tournament, Mumbai played good cricket which is the reason they finished on top. Stresses that they got some momentum at the start in the first half and when that was achieved, all plans started falling into place. Praises each and every player of the 25-man squad for chipping in at some point of time. Believes that Mumbai's bowling was excellent in this game with the bowlers putting their hand up post the Powerplay and bringing the team back in the match. Details that they backed themselves to bowl in any conditions and any situation and which is why they could bounce back. Praises Lasith Malinga for coming back so well in that last over, in spite of going for over 40 runs in the first 3. Admits that at one stage, he wanted to go to Hardik Pandya for that final over but he went for experience. On his own captaincy stint, Rohit humbly says that whatever he is, it is because of the entire team.

Chennai skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, says that as a team they had a good season but wants to go back and discuss how to win finals. Admits that throughout the tournament, batting never clicked but somehow they managed to get to this stage and here, the poor batting cost them. Smiles and says that during the game, it felt like Mumbai and Chennai were passing the trophy to one another but eventually Mumbai held their nerve. Feels that bowling was Chennai's strength and even in the final, they did well, strongly commenting that this was not a 150-pitch but more. Adds that the batting needs to come good next season, else they will struggle during the knockouts. But for now, wants to focus on the upcoming World Cup.

The match officials are given their match medallions.

IMRAN TAHIR is given the award for taking the most number of wickets this season - 26. Believes that age is just a number (he is 40 now) and thanks Chennai for repeatedly giving him opportunities. Is sad that the team could not win but praises Mumbai for playing well. On playing in the Indian T20 League, Tahir says that it is not easy to bowl on such pitches and that too, against the best batsmen in the world but he believed in himself. On being jokingly asked whether he can play for another 10 years, Tahir says that he would love to play for as long as he possibly can.

Australia's David Warner, playing for Hyderabad, is awarded the leading run-getter of the season with 692 runs. Before he left, he managed to record an interview. Thanks the organizers for this award but also stresses that players do not play for awards. Thanks the Hyderabad crowd for religiously coming out in large numbers and says that he enjoys the Indian T20 League the most.

SHUBMAN GILL has been given the EMERGING PLAYER OF THE YEAR award. The 19-year old looks to be having a very good career ahead of him, with all the shots from the cricketing book.

First comes the Man Of The Final - JASPRIT BUMRAH - for his 4-0-14-2. Modestly says that he is very happy. Stresses that Mumbai know that in finals, things go very close, so all the players were very calm. He adds that even in his final over, he was trying to be calm and was focused on bowling one ball at a time, not thinking about any other pressure and backs himself in any situation.

Finally, we are ready for the actual presentation...

Akash Ambani praises Lasith Malinga for his outstanding bowling at the death. Feels the environment around in the team is the key to their success as they treat everyone as one family.

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