IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians downed Delhi Capitals in Final to clinch record-extending fifth IPL title

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians clinch its record-breaking fifth IPL title by beating Delhi Capitals in the grand finale at Dubai on Tuesday. ''What a victory by the boys! Complete domination by @mipaltan! Well done to the players and the support staff who have continued from where they left off last year,'' Tendulkar tweeted.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 11, 2020 18:26 IST
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians downed Delhi Capitals in Final to clinch record-extending fifth IPL title
IPL 2020: MI lifts its record-breaking fifth IPL title

IPL 2020 Winner MI: The 13th edition of the IPL was won by Mumbai Indians (MI) as the side defeated Delhi Capitals by five-wickets in IPL 2020 final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Mumbai Indians lifts its record-breaking fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title, as they downed the Delhi Capitals in a one-sided final on Tuesday. Trent Boult and skipper Rohit Sharma helped dominant Mumbai Indians costs to fifth IPL title and the team easily defend their trophy in an epic final against messy DC.

In the summit clash, Mumbai Indians successfully chased down a stiff target of 157 runs, set by Delhi Capitals. In the chase, MI wicket-keeper batsmen Quinton de Kock gave Mumbai a flying start and skipper Rohit Sharma showed his intent and class and scored a fluent half-century. Ishan Kishan played a cameo at the end as Mumbai clinched their record-extending 5th IPL title.

Indian batting legend and former Mumbai Indians batsman Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to congratulate Mumbai Indians for their achievement and labelled their performance as complete domination. "What a victory by the boys! Complete domination by @mipaltan! Well done to the players and the support staff who have continued from where they left off last year," Tendulkar tweeted.

Mumbai Indians won their record-extending fifth IPL title to further the gap between them and MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings who have won the title thrice. Mumbai also became the second team after CSK to successfully defend their title.

Also, It's the first time that MI have won a crown in an even year. This has been a magnificent campaign for the Mumbai side as Rohit and Co thrashed Delhi Capitals for the fourth time this season in the epic grand finale. 

As the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) came to an end on Tuesday, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper KL Rahul won the Orange Cap while Delhi Capitals ruthless pacer Kagiso Rabada won the Purple Cap.

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Earlier, skipper Shreyas Iyer (65* off 50 balls) and Rishabh Pant (56 off 38 balls) digging the Capitals out from a deep hole when they had slipped to 22/3 by just the 4th over, but Mumbai Indians still managed to restrict them to 156/7 in 20 overs. The fifties from Pant and Iyer weren't enough to prevent the defending champions from completing a 4 - 0 whitewash of the Capitals.