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March 22 2018, 07:48 | Van Peters
Buttler scored 272 runs in 10 outings for Mumbai at a strike rate of 153.67 and was a key contributor to the Mumbai's cause throughout the tournament.
The first four deliveries of the penultimate over from Bumrah went for just four runs but Smith hit a six and followed it with a couple to ensure Pune needed just 11 runs off the final over to be bowled by Johnson.
In a match that went right down to the last ball, Mumbai registered a one-run victory in the packed Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. That's what these three fast bowlers (Malinga, Bumrah and Mitchell Johnson) did, particularly at the death overs.
Rising Pune Supergiant chose the very large occasion of an IPL final to modify the meaning of the original saying and slumped to an embarrassing defeat by a solitary run after having a choke-hold on the match for the most part against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) Squad Today: AM Rahane, RA Tripathi, SPD Smith*, MK Tiwary, MS Dhoni†, DT Christian, Washington Sundar, LH Ferguson, A Zampa, SN Thakur, JD Unadkat.
All-rounder Dan Christian couldn't find the boundary however, handing Mumbai their third IPL title.
"Every time we've had a good opening partnership we've (MI) always gone on to get the runs".
It was a day to forget for paceman Lockie Ferguson, the only New Zealand player involved in the final, conceding 21 runs in his two overs for Pune. Speaking about the last over, Parthiv said, "It was brilliant (cricket)". When Johnson started the last over, 11 were required for victory.
Players and teams celebrated Mumbai Indians winning the tournament for the third time through posts on social media.
Mumbai needed wickets to win the match so Rohit choosed 6 different bowlers to bowl first 6 overs of power play.
In their previous two finals, Mumbai had set a target and let the bowlers do their thing. Mitchell Johnson is a proven customer.
Rising Pune Supergiants Steve Smith plays a shot during the IPL 10 Final match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Mumbai had also lacked acceleration earlier and finished on a modest total, with Krunal Pandya top-scoring with 47 off 38 deliveries and captain Rohit Sharma getting 24.