Rohit Sharma led from the front by scoring a fluent 68, as Mumbai Indians defeated the Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in the IPL 2020 final at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday.
MI included Jayant Yadav in place of Rahul Chahar, while DC went in with an unchanged line up.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Delhi Capitals started disastrously by losing Marcus Stoinis and Ajinkya Rahane to Trent Boult.
Jayant Yadav got into the act by dismissing the in form Shikhar Dhawan for 15, leaving them in a spot of bother at 22/3.
Skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant stitched together a valuable 96 run stand for the fourth wicket, before the latter was dismissed by Nathan Coulter- Nile for a quickfire 56.
Delhi lost a bit of momentum in the end as they managed only 38 runs in the last 5 overs. Skipper Iyer remained unbeaten on 65 (50)* as Capitals ended up with a competitive total of 156/7 at the end of 20 overs.
Boult was Mumbai Indians best bowler with figures of 3/30, while Coulter-Nile ended up with 2 wickets.
Chasing 157, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got MI off to a flying start by adding 45 runs for the opening wicket, before the latter fell to Marcus Stoinis.
Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav were involved in yet another 45 run stand for the second wicket, before the latter was run out in an unfortunate mix up with his skipper.
The 33 year old Indian opener fell to a brilliant catch at deep midwicket by substitute Lalit Yadav for a well made 68. His knock came off 51 balls with five fours and four sixes.
Kieron Pollard scored two boundaries before he chopped a Kagiso Rabada delivery on to his stumps.
Ishan Kishan remained unbeaten on 33*, as MI reached the target with 8 balls to spare. This was Mumbai Indians fifth IPL title.
Trent Boult was declared the Man of the Match.