IPL 2018 Final: Mumbai is yellow as Chennai Super Kings complete fairytale comeback
Chennai Super Kings players celebrate after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final by eight wickets in Mumbai on Sunday night. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
Chennai Super Kings players celebrate after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final by eight wickets in Mumbai on Sunday night. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
While the final promised a lot of action, there was some drama even before the ball was bowled. While MS Dhoni tossed the coin and Kane Williamson called tails. Sanjay Manjrekar got confused about who flicked the coin, who called what, even as Dhoni kept telling him that it was Williamson who called tails and not heads. May be, even Manjrekar had some final nerves. Fortunately for all, Dhoni laughed and settled the matter with characteristic calm. (Photo: BCCI)
While the final promised a lot of action, there was some drama even before the ball was bowled. While MS Dhoni tossed the coin and Kane Williamson called tails. Sanjay Manjrekar got confused about who flicked the coin, who called what, even as Dhoni kept telling him that it was Williamson who called tails and not heads. May be, even Manjrekar had some final nerves. Fortunately for all, Dhoni laughed and settled the matter with characteristic calm. (Photo: BCCI)
Although Sunrisers lost Shreevats Goswami early, they Shikhar Dhawan-Kane Williamson partnership looked to have settled the ship before Ravindra Jadeja dismissed the southpaw. Dhawan tried to hoick one over the leg-side but missed it completely and the ball, after hitting Dhawan’s thigh, disturbed the timber. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
Although Sunrisers lost Shreevats Goswami early, they Shikhar Dhawan-Kane Williamson partnership looked to have settled the ship before Ravindra Jadeja dismissed the southpaw. Dhawan tried to hoick one over the leg-side but missed it completely and the ball, after hitting Dhawan’s thigh, disturbed the timber. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
Ravindra Jadeja got the crucial dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan as the top-order batsman was dismissed for 26. Here, CSK players can be seen celebrating Dhawan's dismissal. (Photo: BCCI)
Ravindra Jadeja got the crucial dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan as the top-order batsman was dismissed for 26. Here, CSK players can be seen celebrating Dhawan's dismissal. (Photo: BCCI)
Kane Williamson looked in fine form on the big day as he batted with utmost ease against spinners and pacers. But Karn Sharma held his nerve and threw one wide as he saw Williamson dancing down the track. The ball turned wide and SRH skipper could not connect. From thereon, there was chance of return as Dhoni whipped the bails off to give CSK their big wicket. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
Kane Williamson looked in fine form on the big day as he batted with utmost ease against spinners and pacers. But Karn Sharma held his nerve and threw one wide as he saw Williamson dancing down the track. The ball turned wide and SRH skipper could not connect. From thereon, there was chance of return as Dhoni whipped the bails off to give CSK their big wicket. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
Yusuf Pathan played a crucial role for Sunrisers as he remained unbeaten on 45, guiding the Men in Orange to a toal of 178-6. (Photo: BCCI)
Yusuf Pathan played a crucial role for Sunrisers as he remained unbeaten on 45, guiding the Men in Orange to a toal of 178-6. (Photo: BCCI)
Shrdul Thakur (Left) celebrates the wicket of Crlos Brrathwaite, who was dismissed for 21. Brathwaite was the last man to be dismissed, which happened in the final ball of SRH's innings. (Photo: BCCI)
Shrdul Thakur (Left) celebrates the wicket of Crlos Brrathwaite, who was dismissed for 21. Brathwaite was the last man to be dismissed, which happened in the final ball of SRH's innings. (Photo: BCCI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate the dismissal of CSK's Faf du Plessis. Du Plessis was dismissed for 10 in the fourth over of the innings. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate the dismissal of CSK's Faf du Plessis. Du Plessis was dismissed for 10 in the fourth over of the innings. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
Shane Wtson and Suresh Raina put up a 117-run partnership for the second wicket before the latter was dismissed. (Photo: BCCI)
Shane Wtson and Suresh Raina put up a 117-run partnership for the second wicket before the latter was dismissed. (Photo: BCCI)
Sunrisers' Carlos Brathwaite dismissed Chennai's Suresh Raina for 32 runnings in the 14th over of the innings. (Photo: BCCI)
Sunrisers' Carlos Brathwaite dismissed Chennai's Suresh Raina for 32 runnings in the 14th over of the innings. (Photo: BCCI)
CSK's Shane Watson got to his second century of IPL 2018. The last time the Aussie scored a century was against Rajasthan Royals in Pune earlier this season. In the end, it was a match-winning effort as CSK beat SRH by eight wickets to win the IPL title. (Photo: BCCI)
CSK's Shane Watson got to his second century of IPL 2018. The last time the Aussie scored a century was against Rajasthan Royals in Pune earlier this season. In the end, it was a match-winning effort as CSK beat SRH by eight wickets to win the IPL title. (Photo: BCCI)
Chennai Super Kings players celebrate after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final by eight wickets in Mumbai on Sunday night. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)
Chennai Super Kings players celebrate after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final by eight wickets in Mumbai on Sunday night. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav / Deccan Chronicle)