On the basis of Rohit Sharma's captaincy innings, Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by five wickets and won the IPL-13 title. Mumbai's team has become the IPL champion for the fifth time.
Delhi Capitals presented a 157-run challenge in front of defending champion Mumbai. Mumbai achieved this target by losing five wickets in the 19th over. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 68 runs for Mumbai. Ishaan Kishan 33 and Krunal Pandya remained unbeaten after scoring one run. Trent Bolt, who took three wickets, was elected Man of the Match.
Mumbai also received the 'Fair Play Award'. Devdutt Padikkal of Royal Challengers Bangalore was adjudged 'Emerging Player of the Year'. Jofra Archer of Rajasthan Royals was elected 'Most Valuable Player'. Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul, who scored 670 runs in the tournament, won the 'Orange Cap' and Kagiso Rabada of Delhi Capitals who took 30 wickets, got the 'Purple Cap'.
KL Rahul was also chosen as the Game Changer of the Season. Ishaan Kishan of Mumbai for the most 30 sixes and Kerron Pollard for the best strike rate.
Rohit added 45 runs for the first wicket with Quinton de Kock. De Kock was dismissed by Marcus Stoinis in the fifth over. De Kock scored 20 runs.
This was followed by a 45-run partnership between Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav. Suryakumar Yadav was runout in the 11th over. He scored 19 runs. But Captain Rohit Sharma remained frozen. He completed the half century by scoring a four off Kagiso Rabada in the 12th over. Rohit played 36 balls to reach 50 runs.
Rohit Sharma was out in the 17th over off the ball of Enrique Norquia. He scored 68 runs. Keron Pollard could score only nine runs. He was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada. Hardik Pandya was dismissed after scoring three runs. But Ishaan Kishan remained frozen and scored an unbeaten 33 to help the team win. The run which helped Mumbai win came off the bat of Krunal Pandya.
Delhi Capitals - 156/7
Delhi Capitals scored 156 for seven wickets in 20 overs. For Delhi, captain Shreyas Iyer scored 65 not out and Rishabh Pant scored 56 runs. These two shared a 96-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Before this, the Delhi team, which won the toss and chose to bat, did not start well. Delhi lost the first three wickets for just 22 runs. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 15 and Ajinkya Rahane scored two runs while Marcus Stoinis could not even open the account.
For Delhi, Akshar Patel scored nine and Shimron Hetmyer scored five runs. Trent Bolt was the most successful bowler for the Mumbai Indians. He took three wickets for 30 runs. Nathan Coulter Nile took two and Jayant Yadav took one wicket.
Delhi won the toss
Before this, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss of the final match and chose to bat.
200th match of Rohit
This was the 200th IPL match of Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.
Journey to the finals
The teams of Mumbai and Delhi were first and second in the point table after the league round. In the first qualifier match, Mumbai defeated Delhi and made it to the final. Delhi won the final ticket by defeating Hyderabad in the second qualifier.