Nothing could prevent Mumbai Indians from being IPL 2020 winners. After finishing the group stage with the highest ever net-run-rate by a team in the group stage, the Mumbai Indians won their two play-off matches comfortably.
Right from the first ball when Trent Boult dismissed Marcus Stoinis, MI had a firm grip on the finals. After losing two more wickets in quick succession, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant put on a 96-run stand with each of them scoring fifties.
This led Delhi Capitals score 156, which was never enough against the powerful team in Mumbai Indians. Starting with three consecutive forty-plus partnerships, they never looked worried in the chase as the required rate was kept in check.
Rohit Sharma with scores of 0, 4, 9, 35, 5, 35, 6 in his previous matches – scored a match-winning fifty. This was one of the rarest weaknesses in a team like Mumbai Indians, and Rohit managed to tick the box here. Here’s the stats from the mega event:-
Stats from MI vs DC Final – Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 Winners
2 – Rohit Sharma becomes only the second player to feature in 200 IPL matches after MS Dhoni. He capped it off in grand style by top-scoring for his team and winning the title. Rohit is the first player whose 200th match resulted in a win.
1 – Trent Boult became the first bowler to take a wicket off the first ball of an IPL final, while dismissing Marcus Stoinis. Though the experiment to open Stoinis worked well against SRH, it failed miserably against Mumbai Indians, who went on to be IPL 2020 winners.
1 – Rohit Sharma became the first ever captain with multiple fifty-plus scores in IPL finals. Also becomes the first to do it in multiple chases. He also scored 50 in just 26 balls during the 2015 IPL.
25 – Total wickets taken by Trent Boult in this year’s IPL, to go along with Jasprit Bumrah’s 27. This is the first ever IPL season with two bowlers from the same team taking 25 or more wickets. Adding to it 29 wickets were taken by Kagiso Rabada, making it the first season where three or more bowlers took 25+ wickets.
5 – DC skipper Shreyas Iyer produced only the fifth instance of a Delhi Capitals player finishing with 500+ runs in an IPL season.
Most runs by a Delhi Capitals player in an IPL season
684 – Rishabh Pant in 2018
603 – Shikhar Dhawan in 2020
534 – Gautam Gambhir in 2008
521 – Shikhar Dhawan in 2019
519 – Shreyas Iyer in 2020
4000 – Rohit Sharma became the first ever player to amass 4000+ IPL runs for a single team (MI).
Most runs for a single team in IPL
4060 – Rohit Sharma
3014 – Kieron Pollard
2416 – Ambati Rayudu
2334 – Sachin Tendulkar
1397 – Suryakumar Yadav
4 – Another milestone in his milestone game. Rohit became the fourth player to score 3000+ runs as a captain. Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir are the only other captains to accumulate more runs than him.
2 – Mumbai Indians became the first ever team to defeat an opponent four times in an year twice enroute them becoming IPL 2020 winners.
Teams defeating the other four times in an year
CSK v SRH in 2018
MI v CSK in 2019
MI v DC in 2020
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5 – The fifth IPL title for Mumbai Indians who are IPL 2020 winners, becoming the first team to win five. They became the second team to successfully defend the title after Chennai Super Kings.