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MI become most-successful IPL team, Narrow wins in title-clashes, & Rohit’s incredible record in T20 competition

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MI become most-successful IPL team, Narrow wins in title-clashes, & Rohit’s incredible record in T20 competition

4 Number of times Rising Pune Supergiant & Mumbai Indians met in this IPL 2017. This equalled the IPL record of most meetings between two sides in a single edition. Chennai Super Kings – Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011, Chennai Super Kings- Mumbai Indians in 2013, Kings XI Punjab – Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 and Chennai Super Kings – Mumbai Indians in 2015 provided the other such instances.
17 Years 228 days – Washington Sundar’s age as he became the youngest player to appear in an IPL final. Ravindra Jadeja was 19 years 178 days old when he appeared for Rajasthan Royals in 2008 final.

31 Number of balls for which Mumbai Indians had to wait for the first boundary of their innings – the longest wait for the first boundary in an IPL final (in 2011 Chennai Super Kings’ first boundary four came off the 47th ball, but they had hit four sixes by then!).

129 Mumbai Indians’ total – the lowest ever successfully defended total in an IPL final. Also the lowest total successfully defended in a franchise based tournament final (excluding the ones where D/L method came in to play).

13 Number of runs conceded by Washington Sundar – the least by any bowler in a four-over spell in an IPL final.

49 Number of balls taken by Steven Smith to score his fifty – the slowest in IPL2017. Also the slowest in an IPL final.

1 Number of runs by which Mumbai Indians won the match – narrowest in an IPL final. Deccan Chargers had beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs in 2009 final.

7 Number of times Rohit Sharma has been involved in a T20 tournament win – most for an Indian. Also the number of times, MS Dhoni has been involved in a loss in a T20 tournament final – most for an Indian!

Indian players involved in most T20 tournament win

WT20 Asia Cup T20 IPL CLT20 Dom T20 Total
Rohit Sharma 1 1 4 1 0 7
MS Dhoni 1 1 2 2 0 6
Suresh Raina 0 1 2 2 1 6
R Ashwin 0 1 2 2 1 6
Ambati Rayudu 0 0 3 2 1 6
Yusuf Pathan 1 0 3 0 1 5
Harbhajan Singh 1 0 2 2 0 5


4
Number of times Rohit Sharma has captained a side in a T20 tournament final- he has won all four. His tally includes three IPL (2013, 2015 and 2017) and one CLT20 tournament (2013).

3 Number of times Mumbai Indians have won the IPL trophy – most for any side.

Teams winning IPL trophy most times

 

Wins Team Year
3 Mumbai Indians 2013, 2015 & 2017
2 Chennai Super Kings 2010 & 2011
2 Kolkata Knight Riders 2012 & 2014
1 Rajasthan Royal 2008
1 Deccan Chargers 2009
1 Sunrisers Hyderabad 2016


2 Number of times the table-toppers in the league stage went on to win the trophy. Mumbai Indians emulated Rajasthan Royals (in 2008). By an odd coincidence that final was also decided on the final ball of the match

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