IPL 2020 Final: In the ring of fire, a Rohit Sharma special and MI’s five-star victory

Rohit Sharma led the Mumbai Indians to five unprecedented Indian Premier League (IPL) titles after beating the Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. With the win, Mumbai beat their odd jinx and became the first team to win back-to-back IPL trophies since CSK in 2010 and 2011. En route, Rohit also became the first captain to score two-fifty in final history. IPL.

Rohit’s Midas touch worked from the start when he made the ‘tactical’ decision to include Jayant Yadav in the game XI to tackle Delhi’s long list of left-handed batsmen. Yadav replaced leg spinner Rahul Chahar and the decision reaped the ideal reward as the off-spinner secured the wicket from Shikhar Dhawan in the Powerplay.

Chasing 157 wins, Rohit led forward with a charismatic 68 on 51 balls as Mumbai hit the target in 18.4 overs with five wickets in hand.

According to cricviz stats, Rohit’s 2% false shot percentage today was the lowest for any score of 50 plus in an IPL final.

Records rewritten

The MI captain joined an exclusive roster of players when he became the third batsman to score 4,000 points for an IPL team. Virat Kohli (RCB) and MS Dhoni (CSK) are the other two names in the catalog.

The IPL final was also a milestone for Rohit Sharma as it was his 200th game in the tournament. The only person in front of him is MS Dhoni (206).

However, Rohit also pocketed an unwanted record when he was embroiled in an argument with Suryakumar Yadav. Rohit and Surya have been involved in a runout for the third time this season and in each of them Suryakumar has been dismissed.

Meanwhile, as a team, the Mumbai Indians also sewed their own records –

IPL 2020 champions Mumbai Indians have now won three of the last four IPL seasons. This is also the first time that they have won an even year, all of their previous wins are in the odd years of 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Mumbai, who had beaten Delhi three times this season on their way to the final, once again won four out of four victories in season 13. To gauge, the Mumbai authority looks at the margin of victory: 5 wickets (2 balls remaining), 9 wickets (34 balls remaining), 57 lanes and 5 wickets (8 balls remaining.)

The MI drummers tied their record for the highest score in the Powerplay of an IPL Final. In 2015, they had scored 61/1 against CSK. Five years later, they repeated the feat once more.

The MI bowlers, who have been outstanding throughout Season 13, have won eight wickets in the first course of an inning this season.

Left-arm couturier Trent Boult has also picked up 16 Powerplay wickets this season. The only Mumbai Indian bowler in their history to take more Powerplay wickets in a single season was Mitchell Johnson in 2013, who also took 16.

Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer reached 500 races in the season and became the only other Delhi batsman to do so after Shikhar Dhawan. Iyer also scored his 2nd 50 IPL 2020.

IPL 2020 was also the first time that three bowlers have taken 25 or more wickets in an IPL season. Kagiso Rabada (29), Jasprit Bumrah (27), Trent Boult (25).

Delhi Capital wicket keeper Rishabh Pant scored his first 50th of this season in the final.

Pant (23 years and 37 days old) also became the second youngest to reach a score of over fifty in an IPL final.

Cases where both captains reach 50+ in the IPL final: Warner (69) and Kohli (54) – SRH v RCB 2016. Iyer (65 *) & Rohit (52 *) – DC v MI 2020

In the season that passed

Most of the six Ishan Kishan (30 years old)

Fifty faster Nicholas Pooran (17 balls)

The highest score- KL Rahul (132 not released)

Better batting rate Kieron Pollard (191.42)

Most counters Kagiso Rabada (30)

Most points – Jofra Archer (175)

Fastest ball – Anrich Nortje (156.22)

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