The champions played like champions and are champions once again. The story of Mumbai Indians is as simple as that.
Excepting the 2010 version, the Mumbai men have ruled practically all IPL finals they have been important for. The content stayed unaltered at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday also with Mumbai Indians whipping Delhi Capitals by five wickets with eight balls to extra to secure their fifth IPL crown, and this time in an even year — 2020.
Mumbai’s bowlers stayed trained for most part, limiting the Capitals to an unassuming 156/7 after they won the throw and picked to bat first. From that point, it was about chief Rohit Sharma (68 off 51 balls), who was at his vintage best. The others — Quinton de Kock (20), Suryakumar Yadav (19) and Ishan Kishan (33 not out) — did barely enough to supplement their chief and update the objective.