Hyderabad: The 2017 Indian Premier League final brought us an absolute nail-biter of a match. Mumbai Indians became the first team in the tournament’s history, to win three IPL titles.
However, had Rising Pune Supergiant won, they would have clinched their first title. A victory would have given their cause to push the BCCI to make the IPL a 10-team event some momentum right in their tracks. This is essential for the survival of RPS, as their deal with the BCCI runs out this year.
Hence, the atmosphere was completely charged-up when veteran Aussie paceman Mitchell Johnson charged in, to bowl the last over, with MI needing 11 runs to win.
While Jonson was already in quite an unenviable situation, the Aussie’s work was made even tougher as Manoj Tiwary swept him for a four off the first ball of the over.
However, with RPS needing seven runs off five balls to win their first title, Johnson turned up the heat, and dismissed both the danger men – Manoj Tiwary and Steve Smith.
That halted RPS’ momentum right on their track, as Daniel Christian and Washington Sundar failed to take their team over the line.