Mumbai Indians won by one run despite Shane Watson's brilliant 80 as they clinched the IPL title for the fourth time. Get highlights here. (Image credit: Twitter)
Mumbai Indians have chosen to bat against Chennai Super Kings, with Rohit Sharma's side including Mitchell McClenaghan in place of Jayant Yadav. Imran Tahir picked up two wickets and became the leading wicket-taker in the 2019 edition of the tournament. Kieron Pollard's 41* helped Mumbai Indians reach 149/8. Shane Watson blasted 80 and kept Chennai Super Kings in the hunt but Lasith Malinga bowled a perfect last over as Mumbai Indians won by one run. Rohit Sharma's side became the first team to win the title for the fourth time while they also defeated Chennai Super Kings for the fourth time in IPL 2019. Get highlights here. (SCORECARD)
Brilliant from Malinga. The slow yorker and Shardul Thakur is trapped in front. Mumbai Indians have won by one run and they beat Chennai Super Kings for the fourth time to win the IPL title for a record fourth time. This is simply brilliant. Congratulations, Rohit Sharma.
Oh Quinton de Kock! What have you done? That could cost them the title. He misses a straight chance and it goes to the boundary. Chennai Super Kings need 9 off 6 balls to win.
Class! Jasprit Bumrah gets the massive wicket of Dwayne Bravo but Shane Watson is still there. Chennai Super Kings need 17 off 10 balls.
Three consecutive sixes by Shane Watson and Chennai Super Kings need 18 off 12 balls. What an assault
Only four runs in the 17th over. Chennai Super Kings need 38 off 18 balls. Watson is the key
A six by Dwayne Bravo and three fours by Shane Watson off Lasith Malinga have made the equation interesting again. Chennai Super Kings need 42 off 24 balls. Game on!
Only three runs in the over bowled by Mitchell McClenaghan and Chennai Super Kings need 62 off 30 balls. Dwayne Brao reduces the pressure by flicking Lasith Malinga for a six.
Rahul Chahar drops Watson on 42 and the asking rate has gone past 10. Chennai need 65 off 36
Direct hit from Ishan Kishan but the third umpire took close to five minutes to give it out. Multiple frames were tried. Dhoni is given out and the entire Chennai camp is deflated. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are absolutely jubilant.
MS Dhoni is run-out and that could be it for Chennai Super Kings' chances. Shane Watson is the key now for Chennai Super Kings need some big overs.
Brilliant from Bumrah. Short ball and on the badge, Rayudu is cramped for room and he gets a glove to the keeper. Bumrah then follows it up with two brilliant deliveries that beat the outside edge of MS Dhoni.
Suresh Raina's painful innings is over. The legbreak from Chahar and Raina is hanging back on the crease. He misses it and is trapped plumb in front. Even the review cannot save him. Chennai Super Kings are under pressure now from Mumbai Indians.
Catch dropped! Watson miscues the slower ball from McClenaghan and it swirls over backward square leg where Lasith Malinga spills the catch.
Shane Watson and Suresh Raina are keeping Chennai Super Kings on track. If these two hang in for a longer time, Chennai Super Kings could be on the cusp of something special.
Suresh Raina gets tangled horribly with the short ball from Mitchell McClenaghan and he has been given out. However, he reviews and replays show that there is no edge or glove. He will survive. The frustration mounts for Mumbai Indians.
Faf du Plessis blasts two fours and a six off Krunal Pandya but the bowler has the final say as he gets the batsman stumped. This is a big blow for Chennai Super Kings. All hopes pinned on Suresh Raina and Shane Watson.
Here comes Lasith Malinga. Another change in the bowling. Rohit is desperately looking for an early breakthrough.
FOUR! Watson sends the half voley across the boundary line. Mumbai can't afford this. Pandya will have to bowl tight line as we all know what Watson can do once he gets going.
Rohit Sharma intorduces spin in the second over of the inning. Krunal Pandya comes to bowl. He has been a wicket taker for Mumbai, can he do the same today?
Just 7 off the first over of McClenaghan. But a decent start for chennai.
Welcome back! Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis have come out to chase begin Chennai's chase. McClenaghan to open the attack.
Kieron Pollard blasts two consecutive fours off Dwayne Bravo and Mumbai Indians finish on 149/8. This will be a tricky task for Chennai Super Kings but there was a moment of controversy in the final over regarding a wide. The umpire did not signal it and Pollard was furious as he decided to take guard closer to the tramline. The umpires warned him and the anger seems to have come out on Bravo and the last two balls.
Super over from Deepak Chahar as he concedes just four runs and takes two wickets. Kieron Pollard will now be determined to take Mumbai Indians closer to 160.
Chahar gets the massive wicket of Pandya with a toe-crunching yorker and despite the review, Pandya has been given his marching orders. Now, Deepak will bowl to his cousin-brother Rahul Chahar who has been dismissed second ball.
Pollard and Pandya smash a six each as Shardul Thakur concedes 16 runs and Mumbai Indians are nearing 150.
Kieron Pollard blasts yet another six and he holds the key now. Shardul Thakur will bowl the 18th. Will Imran Tahir bowl the 19th and Dwayne Bravo the 20th?
Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya hold the key now. Chennai Super Kings have built pressure but Hardik has been brilliant in the end overs. How much can Mumbai Indians muster in four overs?
Brilliant catch from Shardul Thakur. Well-directed short ball and Krunal Pandya mistimes the pull, Thakur runs to his left and takes the catch but the ball pops out of his hand. He collects it on the second effort and Chennai Super Kings continue to make inroads.
Imran Tahir, you beauty. Knocks over Suryakumar Yadav with a brilliant googly and he is off on the celebratory run. Tahir is now level with Kagiso Rabada on 25 wickets.
Ishan Kishan slams a much-needed boundary off Harbhajan Singh but Mumbai Indians are still under the pump. This wicket will get more difficult to bat on as the game porgresses.
Mumbai Indians are getting choked by the Chennai Super Kings spinners as they make really slow progress after the powerplay. Suryakumar and Ishan Kishan are really struggling.
After two runs in the first over, Chahar was smashed for 20 runs and he responds in grand style with a wicket maiden in the third over. Mumbai Indians are 45/2 in the powerplay and Chennai Super Kings have stolen the momentum.
Quinton de Kock blasts another six but he top-edges the pull and Dhoni takes the catch. Shardul Thakur gives MS Dhoni the crucial breakthrough. Can Chennai Super Kings pull things back?
Rohit Sharma slams a boundary off Harbhajan Singh and Mumbai Indians continue to make progress.
Rohit Sharma gets going with a big six off Shardul Thakur over deep midwicket. This is the kind of shot that is needed to get going.
Good first over from Deepak Chahar as he finds some swing and bounce. Quinton de Kock tries to go for the attack but he misses. Shardul Thakur is in.
Rohit Sharma has made one change in the side with Mitchell McClenaghan replacing Jayant Yadav while MS Dhoni's side is unchanged. Here are the playing XIs of both sides
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
The pitch will offer some turn but it is a good wicket to bat on. The team that wins the toss will bat first.
If one has to compare the strengths and weakness, Mumbai Indians are strong on all fronts. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have some issues regarding their batting.
When it comes to knockout games, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have a 4-4 record. In one way or the other, one team is going to have a superior record either in number of titles or knock-out matches.
Chennai Super Kings have endured a tough time against Mumbai Indians, losing all three games while Mumbai Indians have been simply sublime in all departments.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have clashed in three IPL finals, with Rohit Sharma's side winning two and losing one. Overall, Mumbai Indians have a 16-11 head-to-head record against Chennai Super Kings.
Hello and a warm welcome to the final of the IPL 2019. After 59 games and some twists and turns, it is Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings. Two teams who are the dominant forces in the IPL. Two teams whose encounters are dubbed 'El Clasico'.