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Star Sports introduces 'IPL Finals Week' for fans

Mumbai, May 23 (UNI) Star Sports is giving fans an opportunity to re-live all the finales of 12 seasons of the cash-rich tournament with 'IPL Finals Week' starting on Sunday.
As we approach May 24, it would have been the finals of IPL season 13 at this time under normal circumstances, but now it has turned out to be a time of patience and perseverance for players, franchisees and fans.
However, following are some of the legendary IPL Finals that fans can treat themselves to:
IPL 2019 Final: MI v CSK
The pendulum swung wildly for both finalists, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) & Mumbai Indians (MI). A game which never gave away the plot and a match which no cricket fan will ever forget.
An experienced CSK side led by ‘Captain Cool’ MS Dhoni and a fearless MI side led by Rohit Sharma faced each other for a record 4th time in the finals.
MI opted to bat but their top order couldn’t contribute much until Caribbean power house Keiron Pollard came out to bat and smashed a quick-fire 41 off just 25 balls that took his side to 149/8 in 20 overs.
CSK began well with Faf Du Plessis leading the charge. However, MI bowlers never gave up and kept bowling a good line and length giving no room to the batsmen. Shane Watson, who batted with a bloodied knee, that kept CSK in the game.
But his heroics went in vain as a lethal bowling attack consisting Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliance and Lasith Malinga’s experience helped MI win a thrilling final and raised their 4th IPL trophy in the last 7 years.
IPL 2017 Final: MI v RPS
A relevantly new team in the IPL, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) had a difficult first year in IPL 2016 but in 2017 they had out performed rest of the teams and made it to the finals under the leadership of Steve Smith.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat, but the RPS bowlers, Jaydev Unadkat and Adam Zampa, gave no room to the batsmen to improvise. Krunal Pandya played an inspiring innings as his 47 off 38 balls ensured his team reached a respectable total of 129/8 in 20 overs.
With a low total to chase, RPS were strong favourites to emerge as the new champions of IPL but the MI bowlers held their ground and kept bowling at good lengths.
With 11 runs to defend in the last over, Mitchell Johnson bowled one of the best overs of his life. He dismissed the dangerman, Steve Smith as RPS fell short of 1 run. MI cruised to their 3rd IPL title.

IPL 2016 Final: SRH v RCB
Playing their third VIVO IPL final on the back of a great season, RCB were clear favourites to win their first crown in 2016.
SRH, playing their first final, also had a great season with captain David Warner roaring in top form. SRH batted first and together with Warner’s great start, coupled with Yuvraj Singh’s 38 and Ben Cutting’s thunderous 39 off 15, the Orange Army were helped to 208/7 in 20 overs.
RCB started off brilliantly during the chase with both openers Chris Gayle and captain Virat Kohli stitching a 100-run partnership for the opening wicket. However, RCB collapsed spectacularly after the loss of their openers and fell 8 runs short off their target.
Ben Cutting’s all-round performance which included an unbeaten 39 off 15 and 2/35 in his 4 overs, helped him win the Man of the Match award.
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