Whenever Mumbai Indians found themselves in a bit of trouble during the Indian Premier League [IPL], they usually found a player who stepped up and made a useful contribution to the team’s cause.
In the final against Rising Pune Supergiant, it was Krunal Pandya who was effective with the bat.
On a slow pitch where batting wasn’t easy, Krunal made a crucial 47 from 38 deliveries and that knock proved to be vital as Mumbai won the match by just one run.
The 26-year-old hit three fours and two sixes in his knock and won the Man of the Match award.
A special mention must also go to Mitchell Johnson who bowled a superb final over when Pune needed 11 runs to win. He took two wickets in that over and ended with bowling figures of 3-26, having taken the important wicket of Ajinkya Rahane earlier.
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