May 25, 2015 | Cricket
They struggled at the bottom of the table early on, but now the Mumbai Indians made a dramatic comeback to win the 2015 Indian Premier League, defeating the Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs at the final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Trinidadian opening batsman Lendl Simmons hit 68, joining captain/player of the match Rohit Sharma (who made 50) for a 2nd wicket partnership of 119. This led to Mumbai’s total of 202/5 from 20 overs. CSK allrounder Dwayne Bravo took 2/36 from 4 overs. Barbadian opener Dwayne Smith hit 57, but the other Super Kings didn’t get any further in their response of 161/8 from 20 overs. Bowling for Mumbai: Mitchell McClenaghan picked up 3/25 from 4, Lasith Malinga 2/25 from 4, and Harbhajan Singh 2/34 from 4. This is the Mumbai Indians’ second IPL title, their first since 2013.
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