Odd year, even year, leap year, pandemic year - nothing matters for the Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians have won the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the second consecutive time. Title number 5 for Mumbai.
This was probably the best team performance in an IPL season, ever.
In the final, Delhi Capitals batted first and were in early danger. They lost 3 early wickets for just 22 runs on the board. Marcus Stoinis, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan - all were back in the hut in no time. A poor final was raging in front of them. But skipper Shreyash Iyer and Rishabh Pant put on a 96-run partnership to take the Capitals to a somewhat decent position. They ended up scoring 156 for 7 in 20 overs. Both Iyer and Pant reached half century landmarks.
Trent Boult picked up three wickets and Coulter-Nile bagged a brace.
Coming on to chase 157, Mumbai Indians were solid right from the word go. Quinton De Kock and skipper Rohit Sharma's quick-fire opening partnership of 45 from 4 overs set the tone pretty well. Kock went back early but skipper Sharma scored a match winning fifty. It was Ishan Kishan who finished the match for the Mumbai boys.
Mumbai won the title back in 2013,2015, 2017 and 2019.