Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been two of the best teams historically in the Indian Premier League with three titles each. What sets them apart from the rest is their ability to chalk out tournament winnings teams year after year. Their big game players led by two of the best captains in Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni has been a major factor behind past success. The two teams have played three finals prior to the one being played in Hyderabad on Sunday. Mumbai Indians enjoy a 2-1 lead at the moment in the summit clashes so Chennai Super Kings will be looking to level things with a win. A quick look at how the previous three final games between them panned out. MI vs CSK Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Final Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Encounters!.
MI vs CSK – April 25 2010 – D Y Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai – CSK won by 22 runs
Chennai batting first managed to put 168/5 thanks largely due to the efforts of Suresh Raina who remained not out on 57. But Mumbai Indians made a mess of what should have been an easy chase on a good batting wicket. Sachin Tendulkar contributed with 48 but as the asking rate increased, Mumbai did not respond well losing the contest by 22 runs. Failure to promote Kieron Pollard up the order cost Mumbai the game.
MI vs CSK – May 26 2013 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – MI won by 23 runs
Mumbai’s day was saved because of some inspired bowling effort by Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson and Harbhajan Singh who picked up braces each. Defending a target of 149 which is never a par total in final, Mumbai restricted Chennai to 125/9. MS Dhoni was the lone fighter for the Men in Yellow with a 45 ball 63 but the game had long drifted away from them. Keiron Pollard was named the man of the match for his 60 in difficult situations in the first innings when the other batsmen struggled around him. Team Mumbai Indians Sweat it Out in the Nets, Play Football Ahead of IPL 2019 Finals With Chennai Super Kings (Watch Video & Pics).
MI vs CSK – May 24 2015 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – MI won by 41 runs
A superb batting effort by the Mumbai Indians saw them go past two hundred batting first which virtually sealed the fate of Chennai Super Kings. Lendl Simmons and Rohit Sharma were instrumental in Mumbai getting this huge total in the final. Chennai did try and make a contest of the game with Dwayne Smith hitting a 57. But after his wicket, the CSK batting caved in with Mitchel McClenaghan picking up three wickets. Mumbai lifted the trophy with a convincing 41 runs win. VIVO IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya Sounds Warning Ahead of IPL Final.
Chennai have lost thrice to Mumbai this season and also have not recorded a win the in the last two finals against Mumbai Indians. They say mind games play a role in big games, hence Chennai will really have to believe they can defeat their mighty rivals.