IPL: Mumbai beat Chennai to claim title

2013-05-27 00:00

KIERON Pollard struck a brilliant fifty as the Mumbai Indians claimed their first Indian Premier League title, beating former champions Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata yesterday.

Pollards blasted his way to 60 not out off a mere 32 balls as Mumbai posted 148 for nine after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Lasith Malinga (2-22), Mitchell Johnson (2-19) and Harbhajan Singh (2-13) then all played their part as Chennai were held to a disappointing 125 for nine despite Mahendra Singh Dhoni ending on 63 not out off 45 deliveries.

— MWP.

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