Chennai Super Kings Dismantled, Mumbai Indians Join Exclusive Club of Two-Time IPL Champions

Updated: 25 May 2015 09:09 IST

Chennai Super Kings surrendered to Mumbai Indians by 41 runs to allow Rohit Sharma and his team to win Indian Premier League for the second time.

Chennai Super Kings Dismantled, Mumbai Indians Join Exclusive Club of Two-Time IPL Champions
Mumbai Indians cricketers celebrate after winning IPL 2015. © PTI

Mumbai Indians outclassed Chennai Super Kings in every department of the game to win the Indian Premier League 2015 title. After scoring 202 runs, Mumbai Indians halted Chennai Super Kings on 161/8 to claim their second Indian Premier League title since 2013. (Match report | Scorecard | Highlights)

Mumbai became the third side - after Chennai and Kolkata Knight Riders - to win the IPL on more than one occasion. The team had previously defeated Chennai in the IPL 2013 final in Kolkata. On Sunday night, Mumbai repeated history in more than one way as the team emulated their 2008 win against Chennai by scoring the same number of runs - 202, which is their highest yet against Chennai. A side which lost its first four IPL 2015 matches, Mumbai peaked at the right time and the score of 202 in the final - their sixth 200-plus score in all IPLs - came just when most needed. The total was also the second-highest seen in an IPL final - behind Chennai's 205/5 against Bangalore in the 2011 title clash. (Top quotes | Ponting emerges as the real hero)

There was some consolation for Chennai fans as well. The team topped the league stages and became the only side to finish runners up in four tournaments - 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Here are more stats from the match:

* Lendl Simmons (68 off 45 balls) has produced the highest individual innings by a Mumbai batsman in an IPL final, bettering the 60 not out off 32 balls by Kieron Pollard vs Chennai at Kolkata on May 26 2013.

* Simmons has registered a hundred and nine fifties in the IPL.

* Simmons' average of 49.15 while aggregating 934 in 21 innings is the highest by any batsman in the IPL (minimum ten innings).

* Rohit Sharma (50 off 26 balls) has posted his 25th innings of fifty-plus in the IPL - a hundred and 24 fifties.

* Rohit has got his ninth Man of the Match award in the IPL.

* Simmons and Rohit Sharma put on 119 for the second wicket - Mumbai's first century stand for any wicket in an IPL final - the fourth century partnership in an IPL final - one each for Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Punjab.

* Simmons has managed 540 runs at an average of 45.00 in 13 matches, including six fifties - the highest aggregate by a Mumbai batsman in this IPL. He became the second Mumbai batsman to amass 500 runs or more in an IPL season, joining Sachin Tendulkar (618 in 2010 and 553 in 2011). The said performance is Simmons' best in an IPL season.

* Dwayne Bravo became the first bowler to complete 25 wickets or more in an IPL season twice - 32 in 2013 and 26 in 2015. Lasith Malinga, James Faulkner and Morne Morkel have recorded the feat once each.

* Malinga's tally of 24 wickets at 18.50 runs apiece in 15 matches is the second highest by a bowler in this IPL.

* Harbhajan Singh has taken 18 wickets at 24.77 runs apiece in 15 matches - his second best performance in an IPL season, next only to the 24 wickets at 19.00 runs apiece in 19 matches in 2013.

* Dwayne Smith (57) has posted his second fifty in this IPL - his twelfth overall in the IPL.

* The five batsmen with 500 runs or more in this IPL are - David Warner (562), Ajinkya Rahane (540),Lendl Simmons (540), AB de Villiers (513) and Virat Kohli (505).

(Stats by Rajesh Kumar)

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