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CSK vs MI IPL 2019 Final: Road to final for Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in title clash

first_imgCricket fans are set for a blockbuster Sunday as two of the most celebrated franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will be battling for supremacy in the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.MI and CSK, both 3-time champions, were arguably the 2 most impressive sides in the league stages of the season. While Mumbai finished on top of the table with 18 points from 14 matches, CSK finished 2nd despite having collected 18 points due to inferior net run rate.Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be bidding to win their 4th titles in what will be their 4th meeting in an IPL final. While MI have won 3 out of their 4 finals, CSK have managed 3 in 7 final appearances.Ahead of the much-anticipated final, here’s a look at how CSK and MI progressed to the final leaving the chasing pack behindMumbai Indians, much to the delight of their fans and stakeholders, haven’t followed the familiar script in IPL 2019. Known as slow starters, MI have made the top four from improbable situations in the past but this season, they have been consistently among the top four.Mumbai Indians had a wobbly start when they managed only 2 points in their first 3 games. While they lost their opener to Delhi Capitals, they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore only to succumb to defeat against Kings XI Punjab in their 3rd match.Just when it looked like MI were going to go through another rough season, Rohit Sharma’s men pulled up their socks and delivered consistent performances, winning their next three matches.advertisementMI are yet to lose two matches on the trot in IPL 2019. The 3-time champions qualified for the final with a direct berth after beating Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 on Monday.More importantly, Rohit’s side is heading into the final on the back of a 3-match winning streak.Keep in mind, Chennai Super Kings have lost all their 3 matches to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019 so far. (Courtesy by BCCI)MI’s smooth road to the finals in IPL 2019MI (176/9) lost to DC (213/6) by 37 runs in MumbaiMI (187/8) beat RCB (181/5) by 6 runs in BengaluruMI (176/7) lost to KXIP (177/2) by 8 wickets in MohaliMI (170/5) beat CSK (133/8) by 37 runs in MumbaiMI (136/7) beat SRH (96-all out) by 40 runs in HyderabadMI (198/7) beat KXIP (197/4) by 3 wickets in MumbaiMI (187/5) lost to RR (188/6) by 4 wickets in MumbaiMI (172/5) beat RCB (171/7) by 5 wickets in MumbaiMI (168/5) beat DC (128/9) by 40 runs in DelhiMI (161/5) lost to RR (162/5) by 5 wickets in JaipurMI (155/4) beat CSK (109-all out) by 46 runs in ChennaiMI (198/7) lost to KKR (232/2) by 34 runs in KolkataMI (162/5) beat SRH (162/6) in Super Over in MumbaiMI (134/1) beat KKR (133/7) by 9 wickets in MumbaiQualifier 1: MI (132/4) beat CSK (131/4) by 6 wickets in Chennai (Courtesy by BCCI)On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings began with 3 wins on the trot and extended the good run to 7 wins in 8 matches (only defeat to Mumbai Indians). They became the 1st team in IPL 2019 to seal a playoffs spot.However, they managed to win only 4 of their last 6 in the playoffs stages to lose considerable momentum towards the business end.CSK were handed a 6-wicket thrashing by Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 1 on Monday but they managed to beat Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 and reach the final, albeit having taken a longer route.CSK take the longer road to IPL 2019 finalCSK (71/3) beat RCB (70-all out) by 7 wickets in ChennaiCSK (150/4) beat DC (147/6) by 6 wickets in DelhiCSK (175/5) bear RR (167/8) by 8 runs in ChennaiCSK (133/8) lost to MI (170/5) by 37 runs in MumbaiCSK (!60/3) beat KXIP (138/5) by 22 runs in ChennaiCSK (111/3) beat KKR (108/9) by 7 wickets in ChennaiCSK (155/6) beat RR (151/7) by 4 wickets in JaipurCSK (162/5) beat KKR (161/8) by 5 wickets in KolkataCSK (132/5) lost to SRH (137/4) by 6 wickets in HyderabadCSK (160/8) lost to RCB (161/7) by 1 run in BengaluruCSK (176/4) beat SRH (175/3) by 6 wickets in ChennaiQualifier 1: CSK (109-all out) lost to MI (155/4) by 46 runs in ChennaiQualifier 2: CSK (151/4) beat DC (147/9) by 6 wickets in VisakhapatnamAlso Read | Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings chase history in titanic battleAlso Read | MI vs CSK in IPL finals: Mumbai eye hat-trick against Chennai in Hyderabadlast_img

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