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The Mumbai franchise was bought by the Reliance industries in Jan 2008. Sachin Tendulkar was announced as the icon player for the team based on his home city
Richard Madley was the IPL auctioneer for 11 seasons, right since Season 1. The big purchases of Mumbai Indians in the 2008 auction included Sanath Jayasuriya, Harbhajan Singh and Robin Uthappa. Sachin insisted to bag Lasith Malinga as a future prospect, even though he was going to miss the entire season due to injury
Sachin Tendulkar suffered a groin injury in the CB Series, but pushed himself to the finals and starred with his innings of 120* and 91. He couldn't push futher and was sure to miss the initial games of the inaugural edition. Harbhajan was appointed as the team's captain till Sachin recovered from his injury
After experimenting with a steel-colored logo to begin with, Mumbai Indians announced the official logo of the team
Mumbai Indians' anthem Duniya Hila Denge Hum featured Hritik Roshan
It's a very little known fact that Harsha Bhogle was a part of Mumbai Indians team in 2008 as an advisor. Lalchand Rajput was appointed the head coach
The Mumbai Indians made their IPL debut with a loss against RCB. Boucher's unbeaten 39 of 19 helped them chase MI's 165. It was followed by a close 6 run loss vs CSK
Harbhajan was banned for the rest of the season as he slapped Sreesanth, who supposedly mocked the skipper for 3rd loss in 3rd game. Shaun Pollock was appointed as the new captain
Gilchrist scored a century as MI faced their 4th consecutive loss, this time by 10 wickets against DC, who won just 2 games that season (vs MI and CSK)
First win for MI came under Pollock's captaincy against KKR. It was followed by two more wins against DD and RR. Champions Rajasthan Royals had a purple patch in the mid of tournament, winning 11 out of the 12 games, their only loss coming against Mumbai
After missing the first 7 games, Sachin was back and made his IPL debut against CSK, also taking over the captaincy
Sachin and Jayasuriya opening together was a dream come true, and the home crowd welcomed the pair with great enthusiasm
Jayasuriya's scored a century in that game, first ever by a Mumbai Indians' batsman. His innings of 114* consisted of 11 sixes
KKR were bowled out for 67, the lowest total back then. MI promptly chased the target down in the 6th over itself, achieving the biggest win in terms of balls to spare (87)
Sachin's scored his first IPL fifty (65 vs KXIP), and MI looked all set for their 7th consecutive win before he got run out
However, the game went till the last ball, and a Jonty-ish dive by Yuvraj ended MI's six game winning streak with Punjab sealing a one run-win
After another last over loss against DD, MI needed to beat RR to stay alive in the tournament. But Niraj Patel along with a young Ravindra Jadeja ended Mumbai's campaign, aided by a fielding fumble by Jayasuriya and Fernando on the last ball
A win against RCB in the last game meant that MI finished 5th on the table with 7 wins in 14 games. They beat KKR twice, lost to KXIP twice, and managed a win and a loss each against every other team
Sanath Jayasuriya had a great IPL season, ending up as the third leading run scorer with 518 runs. He also won the maximum sixes award for the season, hitting 31 sixes
MI roped in Shikhar Dhawan from DD in place of Ashish Nehra (their leading wicket taker last season) and Zaheer Khan from RCB in place of Robin Uthappa ahead of the season through the trade window
As the IPL was shifted to South Africa due to Indian General Elections, MI invested heavily in South African JP Duminy. Shaun Pollock was appointed the head coach
Another South African added to the armoury was Jonty Rhodes, who joined in as the fielding coach
Sachin's 59* vs CSK in the inaugural game of the second season of IPL gave the Mumbai Indians a winning start
Lasith Malinga, having missed the 2008 edition, began his 2009 campaign with 11 wickets in 4 games
The second game against RR was abandoned without a ball bowled, the only wash-off in MI's IPL history
KXIP beat MI by 3 runs defending just 119. Duminy scored 59 but no one else chipped in. MI scored just one boundary in last 5 overs
Despite the losses against DC and KXIP, Mumbai Indians had 7 points at the end of their 6th game, as they managed to beat KKR twice in the season, yet again
However, MI went on to lose the next three games. Rohit Sharma, then playing for Deccan Chargers, took a hat-trick against Mumbai (4/6 in 2 overs)
Sachin demoted himself in the batting order hoping to provide stability and depth to the batting order. The experiment didn't work as Duminy got a duck against DD as an opener and Ronchi, Takawale or Bravo weren't consistent either
Bravo scored 70* as an opener which gave MI their first ever win against KXIP. This was preceded by a win against RCB and MI now needed to win just 2 of their next 3 games to qualify
MI failed to score 6 runs in 9 balls against RR, falling short by 2 runs. Nayar looked to seal the game with his 35(18) but soon after his wicket, MI lost 3 more in succession in the last over
MI lost the last two league games as well, against CSK and table toppers Delhi
MI finished 7th amongst 8 teams, with just 11 points; their worst performance in any edition
In the last league game vs DD, Ashraful batted his only innings, and scored 2 runs. Making his debut in the washed-off RR game, he had become second Bangladeshi player to play the IPL after Abdur Razzak, who played just one game for RCB in 2008
Rahane scored a fifty in the last league game vs Delhi Daredevils and also in the win against RCB
Zaheer could play just 6 games in the season, picking 6 wickets
JP Duminy was the most consistent batsman from the Mumbai Indians' team with 372 runs @41.33, scoring 5 fifties in 8 games at a point
The first major change brought about by the franchise was in the jersey. They switched from a light and dark blue alternate stripes pattern, to deep blue colored jersey
MI went in with a new strategy, signing a lot of young Indian uncapped players, who formerly played ICL. Pollard's exploits in the 2009 CLT20 made him the costliest player of the 2010 auctions
Robin Singh was appointed as the head coach, and had a 3-year long term. Former head coach Shaun Pollock assumed the role of the bowling coach
The home venue for the season was shifted to the Home of Indian cricket - CCI's Brabourne Stadium, as the Wankhede Staium was being renovated in the wake of 2011 World Cup
In the first MI game of 2010, Yusuf Pathan played one of the most destructive innings in IPL scoring 100 (37), including a patch off 11 balls- 5 sixes and 6 fours taking him from 15(14) to 69(25). MI escaped with a 4 run win. Yusuf Patharn was awarded the Man of the Match award despite being in the losing side
The Little Master Sunil Gavaskar showed his respect for the Master Blaster the first time he met him since the latter scored the first ever double century against South Africa
Mumbai Indians had quite a comfortable start to the season with 7 wins in the first 8 games
Sachin Tendulkar's consistency was the primary reason behind Mumbai Indians' dominance. He scored 63(32) vs DD, and 3 more fifties in a winnings cause a match later. He was adjudged the Man of the Match in 3 of these 4 games
Harbhajan scored 49* in just 18 balls against Deccan, while picking 3 wickets later. His batting form made the captain give him more batting opportunities up the order
Rayudu's 55*(29) against the Deccan Chargers was a beginning of his long journey with the Mumbai Indians
Malinga picked 4 wickets against Punjab
Sachin suffered dehydration in Chennai and had to sit out for most of the game, which smoothened the way for CSK to break MI's 5 match winning streak. MI also lost against KXIP in the next match
Sachin's 89* against RR brought MI back to winning ways. Sachin hit 86 fours in the season (second highest in an IPL season), but just 3 sixes. Two of those came on back to back deliveries in the last over of this innings
Kieron Pollard proved his worth in the most crucial stages of the tournament, with multiple match winning performances. He scored 25*(13) vs RR, 45*(13) vs DD, 20*(7) & 3/28 vs RCB in his last 3 group stage games
MI topped the point table with the highest NRR in the history. The only other team ever to have an NRR above 1 was RCB in 2015, who finished 3rd on the table that year
Pollard displayed his all round skills yet again in the Semi Final, scoring 33*(13) & 3/17
CSK beat MI by 22 runs in the Final to win their first IPL, after ending runner ups in the inaugural season
Shikhar Dhawan scored just 191 runs in 10 games, infamously getting out for a duck after facing a maiden first over in the Final
Saurabh Tiwary scored 419 runs including 3 fifties while hitting 18 sixes, and won the Emerging Player of the season award. He also made international debut in coming months
Sachin Tendulkar won the Orange Cap in this season scoring 618 runs, overtaking Kallis (572) with his knock of 48 in the finals. He scored 5 fifties and won 4 Man of the Match awards along with the Player of the tournament award
Mumbai Indians played the Champions League T20 for the first time in 2010. They lost the first 2 games in the group stage, and won the next 2, but couldn't make it to the Semis
In the last group stage game of CLT20, MI beat RCB by just 2 runs despite a quick 47 by Virat Kohli
Mumbai Indians retained Sachin, Harbhajan, Malinga and Pollard ahead of the mega auction. They bough back Rayudu and Aditya Tare in the auctions to keep the core team intact
The team was looking for a young Indian cricketer who could stay in for a long term. Rohit Sharma was released by the Deccan Chargers and Mumbai grabbed the opportunity, buying him for a whopping 2 millions dollars. Other major buys included Munaf Patel and Andrew Symonds
The Wankhede Stadium, which hosted the World Cup final a week ago, hosted the Mumbai games again after three years, as the 2009 edition was played in South Africa and the stadium was getting renovated in 2010
Malinga started the season for MI on a winning note picking 5 wickets for just 13 runs bowling Delhi Daredevils out for just 95
Sachin and Rayudu scored fifties to beat RCB in the second game. Sachin, who was awarded the Player of the match, shared his trophy with a young Rayudu
Sachin Tendulkar scored his only IPL century in the only game against Kochi. He was unbeaten in all the three games, scoring 46*, 55* and 100*. Mumbai, however lost this game
After hitting a last ball six against Pune to seal the game, Rohit's first fifty for MI came when he scored 87(48) vs CSK, and his second fifty came in the next game against his old team Deccan, making it 3 wins in a row
Harbhajan picked 5 wickets against the Chennai Super Kings for just 18 runs
Lasith Malinga was in his peak form picking 16 wickets in first 6 games, picking at least 2 wickets in every game. Coincidentally, Mumbai's top order was in a great form, and lost just 16 wickets in the first 6 games
Against Rajasthan Royals, MI scored just 94, losing 8 wickets, the second lowest score in IPL when a batting side has faced the full 20 overs. Johan Botha picked 3/6 and came back to score 45
Rayudu continued his good form scoring 2 fifties in the next 3 games, which were all won by MI. Mumbai Indians almost qualified for the playoffs with 8 wins in just 10 games
Munaf Patel picked 5 wickets for 21 runs against Punjab. But Bhargav Bhatt's 4/22 trumped his performance as MI got bowled out for their lowest score, 87
Watson picked 3 wickets and scored 89*, as Rajasthan beat MI for the second time in the tournament, this time by 10 wickets. Lasith Malinga's 12 match wicket taking streak was broken, and MI faced their 3rd consecutive loss
In the last league game vs KKR, Ray Price became only the second Zimbabwean to play the IPL after Tatenda Taibu (KKR, 2008)
MI needed to chase 21 runs in the last over vs KKR. James Franklin hit four fours before taking a single. With 4 to win from 1 ball, Rayudu hit a six to win the game
KKR and MI met again in the eliminator. Munaf Patel picked 3/27 and MI chased 147 easily. Munaf's bowling performance in 2011 is often underrated, but he was the 2nd leading wicket taker of the season(22), behind just Malinga (28)
Gayle's 89 in the Qualifier 2 knocked MI out of the tournament
Malinga won the Purple Cap for picking 28 wickets in the season
In the 2011 Tour of England, both Sachin and Rohit suffered injuries. Total 6 Indian players from the MI side were injured prior to the 2011 CLT20. Hence special permission was granted to MI to allow fielding 5 overseas players in the team in the group stage
At 106/7 with 53 needed of 28, Malinga scored 37*(18) vs CSK to register a win in the first CLT20 encounter.
In the second game, MI bowled Trinidad and Tobago for just 98. With 2 required of the last ball, Yuzvendra Chahal, coming in to bat at no.11, ran a sneaky double to help MI chase the small target
Sarul Kanwar opened the batting for MI in CLT20 2011, but never got to play an IPL game. He sscored 45(21) in the game against Cape Cobras, which was abandoned by rain
Despite the loss against New South Wales, the 10 points in first 3 games were enough for MI to qualify for the Semis
Malinga destroyed Somerset with his yorkers and variations in the Semi Finals picking up 4/20. All the 4 wickets picked by him were Bowled
MI scored just 139 batting first in the final. In response, RCB started well, scoring 38/0 in 4 overs, but kept losing wickets at regular intervals, getting bowled out for 108. Captain Harbhajan picked 3/20 and was the Man of the Match
Despite all major Indian players being injured, Harbhajan led the team to a victory in the 2011 Champions League
Malinga was rightly awarded the Player of the Tournament for picking 10 wickets at an average of just 11.7
Sachin Tendulkar passed the captaincy baton to Hatbhajan Singh following the latter's brilliant captaincy in the CLT20 victory in Sachin's absence
MI acquired Pragyan Ojha from Deccan Chargers and Dinesh Karthik from Kings XI Punjab before the season started. Having bought RP Singh, MI now possesed all the active Purple Cap winners (Ojha, RP, Malinga)
The auction buys for the season included Herschelle Gibbs, Thisara Perera, Mitchell Johnson, Robin Peterson
Richard Levi, who had scored the fastest T20I century a month before the IPL, scored a fifty in the inaugural game of IPL 2012 vs CSK. He got out on 50 with team score 69
Sachin got retired hurt as he injured his finger against CSK, and sat out for next 4 games
MI lost the second game vs Pune, their only loss in the history against Pune Warriors India. MI have a 5-1 record against PWI otherwise. Rayudu opened the batting in Sachin's absence
Rohit Sharma hit Dan Christian for a six with 11 required off 3, following it with a double. With 3 required off the last ball, Rohit hit a six and sealed the game
Pollard scored 64 and picked 4 wickets against Rajasthan. Munaf picked 4 too
The rebuilt Delhi Daredevils, who topped the table after finishing at the bottom in 2011, bowled MI out for just 92. No one apart from Harbhajan (33) and Rohit (29) could score in double digits, with 8 scores below 5
After a home leg loss against KXIP, Robin Peterson's switch hits and reverse sweep against Piyush Chawala helped MI pull off a victory vs KXIP at away venue
Delhi Daredevils continued their domination, beating MI for the second time. Mumbai Indians won 7 out of the 8 away agames that season, this being the only loss
MI chased of an easy 101 against DC despite Steyn's spell. They stole a single run win against Pune, defending just 120. Munaf bowled the last over. MI now had 12 points in 10 games
Mitchell Johnson couldn't make his IPL debut throughout the season, and left midway due to an injury
Dwayne Smith, who was a part of the team in 2008, joined the team as Johnson's replacement
Sachin (74) and Rohit (60) looked like they would comfortable chase CSK's 173. But Sachin's wicket led to a collapse as usual, and CSK made a comeback in the game
Dwayne Smith, playing his first game of the season, hit Hilfenhaus for 6,4,4 when MI needed 14 to win from 3 balls vs CSK, and announced his arrival
Rohit Sharma scored his only IPL century (109*) at the Eden Garden. His partnership along with Gibbs sealed the win against KKR, after a loss against RCB
Mumbai Indians looked in all sort of troubles chasing RCB's 171, losing 5 wickets for 51 in the 9th over. There were constant light failures in the game
Rayudu and Pollard's 122 run stand after 51/5 helped Mumbai Indians achieve one of the greatest comebacks in the IPL history at the Chinnaswamy. MI qualified for the playoffs with 2 games to go
Shah Rukh Khan got into a fight with the MCA staff, leading to him getting banned at the Wankhede stadium for 5 years. MI lost only their second game against KKR in 5 years
Mumbai Indians struggled to get a stable opening partnership throughout the season. Franklin-Sachin, Levi-Suman, Sachin-Gibbs were the common partnerships, with Rayudu and Davy Jacobs trying to open as well
A 10-wicket win against RR in the last league stage game also announced the arrival of the new opening pair of Sachin and Dwayne Smith, which proved to be crucial in the next year
After finishing third on the points table with 20 points, MI went down to CSK in the eliminator. Dhoni smashed 51 off just 20 balls. Bravo and Pollard had a banter as the former gave the latter a send off after he got him out
The 2012 CLT20 campaign in South Africa turned out to be a disaster as Mumbai Indians failed to win even a single game
CSK beat MI by 6 runs in a close encounter, ending up the CLT20 rivalry score at 1-1
Glenn Maxwell was purchased in the auctions for a million dollars, based on his impressive performance for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL. The Australian legend Ricky Ponting was also bought, and appointed as the team's captain
The arrival of Ricky Ponting got the whole world excited about witnessing the two legends batting together. The opening pair was referred to as Pondulkar
Mumbai appointed John Wright as their coach ahead of the season. Wright is still a part of the franchise as a Talent Scout, and has helped MI deliver fresh talent every year
Anil Kumble joined the team as the chief mentor, further strenghtening the support staff
In the opening game of the season, Jasprit Bumrah, a talent spotted by Head Coach John Wright, made his debut. He got hit for 3 fours in the first 4 balls he bowled by Virat Kohli, but he managed to get him out on the next ball
Gayle's 92* guided RCB to 156. Despite Karthik's fighting efforts, MI fell short by just 2 runs. Vinay Kumar (3/27) defended 10 off the last over
Mumbai won their second game, with Pollard starring with the bat, scoring a fifty, and also taking Dhoni's catch in the last over
Ricky Ponting took a stunning in-field catch on the first ball itself against the Daredevils who were chasing MI's 209 (Karthik 86, Rohit 74*)
Rohit hit another unbeaten fifty in the next game vs Pune to bring up the third win for MI in 4 games
MI were bowled out for 92 against RR, while Sehwag's 95* in the next game blew MI apart despite Sachin and Rohit's fifties
Ricky Ponting stepped down from captaincy after the two losses. The baton of captaincy was passed to Rohit Sharma, a move that was about to change the team's history
Under Rohit's captaincy, MI won the next three games. Rohit himself starred in the game against Punjab, scoring 79*(39)
The crowd booed Virat Kohli after he claimed a run out of Rayudu against the spirit of the game. His bat was left in the air because of the bowler but was still ruled out
The loss against SRH was a minor setback. MI scored just 139 in their next game against CSK at Wankhede
A rare incident happened in the home game against CSK where Pollard dropped three catches in three balls of the first over. He however went to grab 2 amazing catches later in the match
Mitchell Johnson picked the first 3 wickets of CSK for just 9 runs. CSK faltered to 54/9 and were eventually bowled out for 79, their only sub-100 total in the history
The Johnson Juggernaut continued. After dismantling CSK top order, his combined figures against KKR and Pune read 8-0-21-4, at an economy rate of just 2.38. MI won 3 games in a row
Sachin's 48(28) vs KKR earned him the last of his 8 Man of the Match awards in IPL
Against SRH, Sachin had to walk back due to cramps in his arm after hitting a six off Karn Sharma. He ended his IPL career hitting a six
Kieron Pollard blasted 3 back to back sixes off Perera pulling off a victory by 3 balls to spare when at a point 62 were needed off 24. He single handedly brought the target from 55 of 22 to 12 of 12
In the last home game against RR, Glenn Maxwell made his MI debut and opened alongside Aditya Tare. While the former departed early after hitting 3 sixes, Tare went to score a fifty and booked Sachin's opening spot for the rest of the tournament
A win against Rajasthan at home helped Mumbai Indians achieve 8 victories in 8 home games, and they stayed unbeaten at their fortress. They were also assured of a Top 2 finish
Adam Gilchrist decided to have a go with the ball in his last match, with MI 9 down and an over to go. He managed to pick a wicket of Harbhajan on the only ball he bowled, and celebrated it Bhajji's style
Hussey 86* and Raina 82* thumped the Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 1 to enter the finals
Needing a longer route to reach the final,MI played RR in Qualifier 2. The last over of first innings was filled with antiques, like Yagnik standing behind stumps to face Malinga, and the ball slipping out of Malinga's hand twice resulting in 2 super-wides
Dwayne Smith scored 62, Rishi Dhawan hit a crucial boundary in the last over, and Harbhajan picked 3 wickets and scored the winning runs vs RR in Qualifier 2, taking MI to the final
The Mumbai Indians lost 3 wickets for just 16 runs in the final. Slowly rebuilding, and on the back of Pollard's 60*(32), MI scored 148/9
Pollard was visibly agiated when he didn't get strike on the first 4 balls of the last over. After he finally got strike, he hit 2 sixes in 2 balls
In response, CSK lost 3 wickets for 3 runs, followed by 39/6, 58/8. Despite Dhoni's 63*, a dominant bowling performance by the Mumbai Indians won them their first ever IPL title by 23 runs
Sachin missed out on being in the IPL winning playing XI, but gave his insights commentating on the sidelines. He perfectly predicted a Harbhajan Singh 'Doosra', sitting 70 meters away
Rohit Sharma (538 runs) and Dinesh Karthik (510 runs) were the pillars of the MI batting line up in 2013, always playing crucial knocks in the middle order
After the IPL, the next target to achieve for the Mumbai Indians was the CLT20
The start of the season was bleak, as MI lost to RR in the first game, and the Otago clash was washed off. MI needed to win their next two games now, also needing a good NRR
Dwayne Smith's 63 helped MI to finally beat Highveld Lions after going down against them in 2010 and 2012
Mumbai Indians had to chase whatever the target was set by Perth Scorchers in just 14.2 overs to qualify. Thanks to Rohit's 51*(24) and Dwayne Smith's 48(26), MI chased 150 in just 13.2 overs
Dwayne Smith scored another fifty in the Semi Final against Trinidad and Tobago. MI were all set to meet RR in the finals
This game was Sachin's last T20 appearance and Dravid's last appearance in professional cricket. Both of them given guard of honours
Mumbai Indians, who were just above 100 in the 14th over, finished with 202/6, thanks to quickfire hitting from Rohit 33(14) and Maxwell 37(14)
The Rajasthan Royals look well within reach of the target on the back of quick fifties from Rahane and Samson, and were at a point 117/1 in 11.3 overs
Ojha dismissed Samson (60 off 33), and Harbhajan picked the next 4 wickets quickly. RR were bowled out for 169
Dravid demoted himself to no.8, so that others could quickly get some runs. After he got out bowled, Harsha Bhogale described the situation precisely with this quote - "In a career that is marked by grace, style and beautiful batsmanship, it’s a slog that’s ended Rahul Dravid‘s career. But once again, it was what was needed"
MI won their second CLT20 title, becoming the first team to do so. Harbhajan was Man of the Match again, just like the 2011 finals
Appointing Rohit as the captain turned out to be a mastermove as his captaincy played a crucial role in the first title win in 6 years
The maturity gained through captaincy also benifitted his international performance, as he sealed the opening spot in limited over cricket, scored a double century against Australia and also made his Test debut, scoring 2 centuries in first 2 innings
Sachin Tendulkar got a farewell he deserved as Mumbai Indians managed to win both the trophies. He retired from International Cricket in November 2013 in front of his home crowd
As Sachin Tendulkar retired, Mumbai Indians retained Rohit, Malinga, Pollard, Rayudu and Harbhajan ahead of the auctions, and used the RTM card on Pragyan Ojha.
Having retained the core, MI didn't bag any big buys, apart from Mike Hussey and Corey Anderson - who had recently hit the fastest ODI hundred in just 36 balls. Tare, Bumrah were bought back and Zaheer came back home
The UAE phase of the tournament was utter disappointment. MI lost all the 5 games and there was not a single individual performance worth mentioning
In the 5th of that loss though, Kieron Pollard tried to put up a fight, scoring 27 off an Amit Mishra over, but to no avail
KXIP on the other hand, had one all of their 5 games in UAE. Mumbai Indians managed to stun the table toppers with a win
Mitchell Starc bowled at Kieron Pollard despite he pulled out of the crease before the ball. Pollard response was hurling his bat back at the bowler
Pollard hit a boundary against Starc two balls later. Starc and Parthiv ran Pollard out after his mix up with Rohit. Pollard had the last laugh, grabbing Starc's catch. Amidst all the drama, MI grabbed their second win on the back of Rohit's fifty
Lendl Simmons joined the team as Jalaj Saxena's replacement
Just like 2009, MI missed the services of Zaheer mid-season again owing to an injury. Praveen Kumar replaced Zaheer for rest of the season
After the eventful win against RCB, MI faced a loss against CSK
Simmons and Rayudu scored 68 each, giving MI their third win of the season against SRH
Uthappa smashed 80 as MI lost against in-form KKR, virtually ending all the hopes of MI's qualification, as they had just 3 wins in 10 games. They needed to win all the games and hope things go their way
A new opening combination of Hussey and Simmons, put on a 120 run stand and Mission Qualification began
In the game against RR, Pollard took one of the best catches ever to dismiss Cooper off Harbhajan. He stopped the ball over the boundary, stepped out, and leapt in full dive to grab it
Lendl Simmons extended his good form into a century against KXIP
The game against Delhi started with a minor controvery, as Mumbai Indians included Praveen Kumar in the playing XI after the team sheets were submitted at the toss
An easy win against a down-and-out Delhi Daredevils, and KXIP beating RR, meant that MI vs RR game was to decide who grabs the 4th qualification spot
The equation was that whatever target Rajasthan Royals give, MI will have to chase it within 87 balls (14.3 overs). In such a case, Mumbai will pip RR on Net Run Rate and qualify at the 4th spot
Rajasthan Royals scored 189 on the back of fifties from youngsters Samson and Nair. Mumbai Indians had the 87 ball target in mind and played aggressive right from the start
Simmons, Hussey, Pollard, Rohit all played small but quick knocks, at a 150+ strike rate, hitting exactly one six (except Simmons), while Corey Anderson held one end
Corey Anderson scored a handsome 95*(44). With 2 required of 1 ball to qualify, Rayudu got run out on 30(10) with scored levelled. He broke down
The statistics explained the NRR situation. MI needed to score a boundary of the next ball to qualify. Aditya Tare, who walked in next, smashed Faulkner for a six, and MI qualified. Best game in the IPL history
Even Rahul Dravid couldn't hide his disappointment, and threw his cap in anger. only to pick it up immediately
A night before this game, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Final, and took his shirt off. Aditya Tare had his Ronaldo moment after the six
All the heroics of the game on Sunday didn't prove to be much of use, and MI went down to CSK in the eliminator. But the team and fans were still satisifed with the way this team shut down the critics who wrote them off after 5 losses
Mumbai Indians failed to qualify for group stage of the CLT20 under Pollard's captaincy, who was leading in injured Rohit's absence, after a loss against the Northern Knights from NZ. This was the last edition of CLT20, and CSK won it for the 2nd time, equalling MI's record
Aaron Finch was the only player on which MI spent more than 50 Lakhs in the auction, as MI invested in uncapped players. Parthiv Patel was acquired from RCB in the trade window
Ricky Ponting took over as the head coach of the team
Mumbai Indians started their campaign slowly scoring just 80/3 in 14 overs against KKR. Rohit (98*) and Anderson's fifty accelerated the score and MI scored 88 runs in the last 6 overs. KKR, however, chased the target with ease
The top order struggle continued in the KXIP game as well. Harbhajan's 64 of 24 helped MI reduce the losing margin to just 18 runs, after they MI were 60/6 in 14 overs chasing 178 (scoring 99 in last 6 overs)
Finch's injury against RR ruled him out of the IPL. Another top order failure, followed by Pollard and Anderson's fifties, wasn't good enough as MI lost their third game as well
MI finally got a respectable total against CSK, but Smith and McCullum's 109 run opening stand in just 44 balls gave MI thier 4th loss of the season, and also their worst streak of 4 losses against CSK
At Chinnaswamy, Mumbai piled up 209, with fifties from Unmukt Chand and Simmons, and Rohit's classy 42(15). Debutant Hardik slammed 2 sixes in the last over
Pollard continued his on-field antiques. He taped his mouth when umpire asked him to stay away from chatter
Despite ABD's fighting 41(11), hitting Malinga for 24 runs in 5 balls, and David Wiese's all round performance, MI managed their first win of the tournament
Iyer and Duminy's century stand and Imran Tahir's 3 wicket saw MI facing their 5th loss in 6 games
Malinga's 4 wickets against SRH, and McClenghan's 3 gave MI an important win. Simmons scored a fifty
MI followed up the win with 3 more wins against RR, KXIP and DD. They were functioning as a dominating unit. Rayudu scored a quick fifty against RR, Simmons and Parthiv against KXIP, while Harbhajan bowled a spell of 2/11 in 4 vs DD
Hardik Pandya smashed 3 sixes against Pawan Negi in the 19th over to pull of a win against CSK after a minor slump. The 5 wins in a row put MI back in the qualification race
ABD's masterclass 133* along with Kohli's 82* halted Mumbai's winning streak. The only team which MI beat towards the start, became the only team that could now beat MI
Hardik Pandya's 61*(31) along with Pollard's death bowling gave MI a victory against KKR for the first time since 2013. MI just needed to win the next game to qualify
The DD-RCB game got washed out, meaning that RCB finished with 16 points, and a win against SRH would take MI to 16 as well. Despite RCB's Net Run Rate being far superior, MI would be given the priority as MI would have 8 wins, while RCB would have 7 wins and 2 washouts
A win would give MI the second position, and a loss would mean elimination. The Sunrisers were completely overpowered and MI were all set to play the Qualifier 1
The in form unit went on to seal the Qualifier as well with hardly any resistance from the table toppers CSK. MI looked unbeatable at that point, and were playing a whole new brand of cricket with a side featuring hardly any big names
In the finals, Mumbai lost Parthiv early, as a direct hit from Faf du Plessis sent him back
Rohit looked in brilliant touch and hit an upper cut for a six early on. Rohit and Simmons put on a century stand, with Simmons scoring 68 and Rohit scored 50(26)
Pollard and Rayudu did the finishing job and the bowling unit never gave CSK the chance of chasing MI's 202. Mumbai Indians were the two time IPL Champions
Rohit Sharma led a team of young players (Hardik, Suchith), and players past their prime (Harbhajan, Parthiv) and those who were ignored by their national sides (McClenaghan, Simmons, Rayudu, Vinay Kumar) along with team legends Pollard and Malinga to script one of the best comebacks in the history
The win highlighted the importance of having a good team management, support staff and captaincy
The defending champions didn't tweak much at auction, except for buying Jos Buttler. Tim Southee was bought as Malinga missed the whole season due to injury
Hardik Pandya's elder brother Krunal Pandya was purchased too, for 2 crores
The season started with a loss against debutants Rising Pune Supergiants. The top order faltered and Harbhajan was the top scorer. 4 of the Pune bowlers picked a wicket off the first ball of their spell
Rohit Sharma had taken up the opening duties for the season, and delivered with 84* vs KKR, registering team's first win of the season, at the Eden Garden
Mitchell McClenaghan was sent at no.4 for some pinch hitting. He delivered with 3 quick sixes
Mumbai Indians lost their next two games to Gujarat Lions and SRH owing to batting performances of Finch (67*) and Warner (90*) respectively
Kohli and ABD were in top form that season, but Krunal Pandya got both of them out and Rohit's fifty sealed the game for MI
With 14 needed of 4 against DD, Rohit collided with Hardik while running a two. He fell on the ground and Morris ran him out on 65. MI lost their 4th game in the first 6
Parthiv Patel's career best 81 gave MI a comfortable win against KXIP
Pollard slammed a 17 ball fifty against KKR, and Rohit Sharma scored another fifty
Harbhajan and Rayudu had a small on field tiff after the former scolded the latter for a lousy fielding effort
Rohit Sharma's 85* vs RPS was his 4th fifty and 3rd Man of the match in just 5 games. MI went on a one week break with 5 wins in 9 games
Due to the drought situation in Maharashtra, the last 3 home games of Mumbai were moved from the Wankhede to Vizag
The new venue didn't turn out lucky for the team as they suffered two losses that week at the venue. First they were bowled out for 92 against SRH, followed by a damp outing vs KXIP where they scored just 124 and lost
Between the two losses, MI managed to beat RCB for the second time. MI was the only team against whom Kohli couldn't score a fifty, or RCB couldn't win that season
Having scored just 37 run in 10 matches, strike rate in 60s, and picking just 3 wicekts at an economy rate more than 9, Hardik Pandya was clearly struggling in the season, and hence was benched
Krunal Pandya won another man of the match award after the RCB game, for his destructive 86(37) vs DD as MI notched up 206 for an easy win
After notching up a fifty, Krunal dedicated it to his younger brother Hardik, trying to give a message that the days are hard for him, with Krunal getting more preference, but the good days will be back and the brothers will play together again
In a must win game against Gujarat Lions, a young Nitish Rana scored 70
However, Gujarat comfortably won the game, and the Mumbai Indians failed to make it to playoffs first time since 2009
The season in all was bleak, and despite picking form in the middle, the change of venue resulted into and anti-climatic finish
Krunal Pandya was the find of the season, with crucial breakthroughs and averaged 39 with the bat
Mumbai Indians didn't have much boxes to tick ahead of the auction. The big Indian buys were Karn Sharma and Krishnappa Gowtham. Mitchel Johnson joined the team again after 2013
The season started for Mumbai Indians with a last over loss against the Rising Pune Supergiant, with their new skipper scoring 84*, hitting 2 sixes against Pollard in the last over. Pollard didn't bowl in the IPL ever again
In the game against RPS, MI's key player Ambati Rayudu suffered a groin injury and had to miss 4-5 weeks of the IPL
MI bounced back with 2 wins. Nitish Rana and Hardik starred in the KKR chase, chasing 60 off the last 4 overs, while Bumrah's bowling was the key against SRH
After RCB managed just 142 on the board, Samuel Badree's hattrick reduced MI to 7/4. Rohit Sharma scored just 9 runs in his first 4 innings
Pollard's 70 brought MI out of the trouble and Pandya brothers sealed the 3rd win of MI
After a chilled victory over GL, MI managed to chase 199 against KXIP in just the 16th over despite Amla's century. Hardik Pandya was not out in all the 6 games so far
McClenaghan picked 3 wickets to dismantle the top order, and DD were down to 24/6 before Rabada (44) and Morris (52*) reduced the losing margin. 6th consecutive win for MI
Mumbai Indians lost to RPS again, in the last over, breaking their winning streak on Sachin's birthday
MI played their first super over against the Gujarat Lions. MI lost both their wickets in 5 balls at 11. Bumrah bowled a no ball, a wide, and there were also byes and leg byes in the super over, but just 6 runs. Krunal's all round performance in the game won him the MoM award
Krunal Pandya dismissed ABD for the 4th time in 4 games, and celebrated it evidently. MI won on the back of a composed Rohit Sharma fifty
Krunal Pandya suffered a back injury while fielding. When he came back to bat, Virat Kohli unnecesarily hurled the ball at the stumps forcing Krunal to dive to make his ground, and in process he hurt his back again and had to be ruled out for the next 3 games
Simmons re-entry powered the team further. They registered the biggest win in IPL history, by 146 runs (212/3 vs 66 all out). Simmons and Pollard scored fifties, Karn and Harbhajan picked 3 wickets each, and Malinga 2/5. MI qualified for the playoffs and almost sealed the top position in the table, even though there were 3 games to go
MI lost against SRH, where Rohit scored 67 out of team's 138. In the next game, KXIP set a huge target of 231 thanks to Saha's 93
Against KXIP, MI scored their highest team total in history, 223/6, but still lost by 7 runs. Martin Guptill took an excellent catch to dismiss Simmons, who scored a fifty and shared a quick 99 run opening stand with Parthiv. Hardik hit 4 sixes in his knock of 30 while Karn Sharma also chipped in with the bat
Pollard, despite standing tall till the end scoring a fifty, failed to chase 9 off 4 balls. A slight controversy was Pollard purposely running short to get back on strike, at a cost of one run
Assured of topping the table, MI made 6 changes to the squad. Rayudu and Johnson were 2 of the changes, who played the final in place of regulars Rana and McClenaghan
KKR failed to chase 50 off 44, thanks to amazing death bowling by Hardik and Johnson. Rayudu scored 63 on his comeback, and Saurabh Tiwary playing his only game, scored 52. They finished at the top comfortably
Karn Sharma, who was Krunal's injury replacement, had impressed with his performance. With Krunal back into the side, MI took the bold decision of dropping veteran Harbhajan Singh from the Playing XI
Rising Pune Supergant asserted their dominance in the Qualifier 1, beating the Mumbai Indians for the third time in the season. Washington Sundar picked 3/16
Karn Sharma spell of 4/16, and Bumrah chipping in with 3/7, bundled KKR up for 107, giving MI an easy entry into the finals
In the final against the Rising Pune Supergiant, both the openers departed in the third over, while rest of the top order couldn't convert start either. MI were 79/7 in 14 overs
Krunal Pandya's crucial knock of 47 took Mumbai Indians to a total of a paltry 129
Between his batting and captaincy, Rohit Sharma managed a nap in the dugout in the latter half of the MI innings
Rahane in IPL 2017: vs MI - 198 runs in 4 matches, vs other teams - 184 runs in 12 matches. His composed knock of 44 ensured RPS were easily chasing off the target. However, Mumbai's bowling got tighter after Rahane's wicket, conceding just 14 runs in next 21 balls
With 45 needed off 28, RPS started speeding up and lost wickets in the process. Bumrah got Dhoni out on just 10. Powred by Smith's fifty, RPS needed 11 off the last over to be bowled by Mitchell Johnson
After a first ball four by Manoj Tiwary, Johnson got Tiwary and Smith out in the next 2 balls. Dan Christian had to score 4 off the last ball, but while running for the third, SUndar got run out and MI clinched the title by a single run
Topping the table and winning the title made it a perfect season for MI. The 2017 trophy just reinforced Rohit's image as a leader, especially his calm approach in the final defending just 129. The trophy made Mumbai Indians the most succesful team in IPL history
Rohit Sharma made his International captaincy debut in December 2017, and scored his third double century and Fastest T20I century in that series
After his 9 years as MI fielding coach, Jonty Rhodes decided to retire from his job to focus on his family. As a gesture to thank the importance of this country in his life, he named his daughter 'India'
Mumbai Indians retained Rohit Bumrah and Hardik, and bought back Pollard and Krunal using the Right To Match Card
Rayudu and Harbhajan were purchased by CSK, hence breaking the core team of the Mumbai Indians
Ishan Kishan was purchased for a heavy 6.2 cr, while Krunal was the costliest uncapped player. They also managed to get Evin Lewis, Mustafizur, Ben Cutting, and ex MI players like Duminy, Tare, Tiwary and Suryakumar Yadav
Cummins and Behrendorff were also purchased, but couldn't play because of injuries. Mitchell McClenaghan was back as the replacement of Behrendorff
MI continued their tradition of launching a young player every year with Markande. He picked 3 wickets on his debut and CSK faltered in their chase in the opening game of IPL 2018
With 47 needed of 18, Bravo attacked Mitch Mc and Bumrah on his way to 68(30), scoring 20 in each over. After his wicket, an injured Kedar Jadhav came back to chase 7 of 6 balls, hitting a six against Mustafizur, and CSK won their comeback game
MI suffered another loss by one wicket in their second game, this time on the last ball against SRH. In the next game vs DD, Rohit gave his opening position to Suryakumar Yadav, who put on a century opening stand long with Evin Lewis, scoring 84 runs in the powerplay. However, MI faced another last ball defeat
Mumbai Indians finally got their first win of the season on the back of Rohit's 94 against RCB. He came in to bat after Umesh Yadav picket 2 wickets on the first 2 balls of the innings
Ishan Kishan was hit on the eye with a bail. Aditya Tare took over the gloves
Mumbai Indians' last over misery continued as Gowtham's 33*(11) helped RR seal a win with 2 balls to spare. Surya and Kishan scored fifties for MI
MI finally seemed to regroup as a team as they bowled out SRH for 118, only to get bundled out for 87 themselves, their joint lowest total in the IPL. This was their 5th loss in 6 games. Rashid was the man of the match in both the wins against MI
Kieron Pollard was removed from the playing XI on the eve of the CSK game as he managed just 63 runs in 6 innings. JP Duminy replaced him
Rohit's fifty gave MI an important victory against CSK. He hit 4 fours in the penultimate over, and also hit a one hand six against Watson. They lost the next game though, their only loss against RCB since 2015
MI got back to winning ways with wins against KXIP and KKR. Suryakumar Yadav hit fifties in both these games, Krunal finished the game against Punjab, while Hardik's all round efforts vs KKR won the game for MI
Playing KKR again within 3 days, MI piled up 210, and beat KKR by 102 runs to bring up their 5th win in 11 games, and ensuring they never fall short on NRR. Ishan Kishan equalled Pollard's record of fastest fifty by an MI batsman in his innings of 62(21)
Buttler's 94* broke Mumbai's winning momentum, making the game against KXIP a virtual knockout. Rohit got out on a duck in both the games against RR
Pollard made a come back to the side against Punjab in the second last game, and scored an emotional fifty
Rahul almost kicked MI out of the tournament with his 94, but Bumrah (3/15) got him out just in time and MI lived to see another day
Rohit Sharma injured his hand while fielding in the last game. Pant's 64 guided them to 174, and chasing that with an injured Rohit was going to be tough
Amit Mishra spun a web, picking 3/19, and with Lamichhane and Harshal picking 3 each, MI crashed out of the tournament
Rohit Sharma had a disappointing season with the bat, failing to score 300 runs in a season for the first time in his career
Suryakumar Yadav was the biggest positive of the season, scoring 512 runs. Promoting him as an opener was a succesful tactical move. Ishan Kishan and Markande were the other youngsters who delievered
Mumbai Indians got Quinton de Kock through the trade window before the auctions
Lasith Malinga entered the auctions again after being MI's bowling mentor in the previous season. MI used up their only overseas slot buying him for his base price of 2cr
In order to prepare for the upcoming World Cup, Rohit Sharma decided to open the batting for MI in the 2019 edition. This was only the second season, after 2016, that Rohit would play as full time opener
Rishabh Pant's 78*(27) included some outrageous shots, even against Bumrah. MI continued their tradition of losing the season opener for 7th time in a row
Shivam Dube could get just a single with 7 required off the last ball. However, it was later found out that the Malinga had overstepped
After a loss against KXIP, Hardik Pandya shone against CSK with both the bat (25* of 8) and the ball (3/20)
The Mumbai batting struggled against SRH and Pollard's lone 46*(26) managed to take the team to a still below par 136
In absence of Malinga, Alzarri Joseph had a dream debut bagging the best figures in IPL history (6/12), bowling the Sunrisers out for 96
Rohit Sharma missed his only IPL game for Mumbai Indians. Pollard was the stand in captain, while Siddhesh Lad got to play his only game in 5 years. He started his IPL career with a six
KL Rahul completed his century which he missed a year back at the Wankhede, scoring 265 runs in his last 3 innings vs MI (staying unbeaten twice). MI looked struggling on their way to a chase of 198, needing 54 of 24 with Pollard being the last recognized batsman
The skipper Kieron Pollard scored 41 of the next 50 runs that he was on the crease, getting out with 4 needed of 5, which was finished off by Alzarri calmly. Pollard's innings of 83(31) included 10 sixes and just 3 fours
Buttler's 89 trumped de Kock's 81 as RR continued their dominance over MI
Hardik sealed the game smashing 22 runs off Pawan Negi, giving 2015 flashbacks. MI also beat Delhi Capitals in the next game
A calculated chase by 17 year old Riyan Parag and Steve Smith resulted in MI's 4th consecutive loss against RR
Rohit Sharma found his form against CSK, scoring a fifty after 16 innings
Hardik's 91(34) couldn't help MI cross the line and KKR beat MI for the first time since 2015. Russell scored 80 off 40 balls. This turned out to be MI's last loss of the season, making this the only season where MI didn't lose 2 back to back games
Manish Pandey hit a six with 7 required off the last ball. Mumbai Indians won their second ever Super Over with ease as Bumrah conceded just 8 and Hardik hit a six
With an easy win against KKR, MI topped the table for a record 3rd time in the IPL history
MI continued their winning momentum beating Chennai in Chennai in Qualifier 1. MI played with just 3 overseas players, to accomodate Jayant Yadav on a slow pitch
Mumbai Indians put up a sub-par 149 on the board in the finals. CSK kept MI under a check with consistent good bowling
CSK started well, but lost the track in between. Dhoni's run out was a close affair and a big blow for them
Shane Watson, who was bleeding of an injury, played another responsible knock of 80 in this final, after a century against SRH in the 2018 Final. He smashed 3 sixes off Krunal in the 18th over
With just 9 to defend of the last over, Lasith Malinga displayed the importance of experience. He got Shardul Thakur trapped LBW of the last ball, with 2 required, and MI won another final by just 1 run
Mumbai Indians had a dream season, topping the table, beating rivals CSK 4/4 times, and winning the trophy for a record 4th time
Just like every year, Mumbai started their season early in the trade window itself, when they roped in the World No.1 ODI bowler Trent Boult from Delhi Capitals
With no need to alter the 2019 winning combination, Mumbai didn't go hard in the auctions. They bought Chris Lynn for his base price of 2cr, though he didn't play a single game the whole season
Lasith Malinga chose to opt out of the season. James Pattinson was called in as his replacement
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the season was shifted to UAE. Mumbai were scheduled to play 8 games in Abu Dhabi, 3 in Dubai and 3 in Sharjah
Rohit Sharma hit a cover drive for a four on the first ball of the IPL, as cricket resumed after 6 months
However, MI hardly played to their full potential, and continued their tradition of losing the first game of the season for 8th time in a row. Rayudu 71, Faf 58*
Eden or no Eden, Rohit smashed his favorite opponents KKR. His innings of 80 helped MI secure an easy win
Hardik Pandya's back injury prevented him from bowling a single ball the whole season. This prompted Pollard to take up bowling for MI again, after three and half years. He picked Nitish Rana's wicket
In reply to RCB's 201, MI struggled and lost their 4th wicket in the 12th over with 78 on the board. After missing the first two games, Kishan rose up to the occasion and scored 99 on his comeback
The 119 run partnership in just 8.3 overs between Kishan and Pollard helped MI take the game to the super over, even when 80 runs were required off the last 4 overs. Pollard hit a four with 5 required off the last ball after Kishan's dismissal
MI managed just 7 in the super over, and despite Bumrah's efforts, ABD and Kohli chased it off with a four on the last ball. MI lost a super over for the first time in their history
After Rohit scored 70 vs KXIP, the power engine of Pollard and Pandya smashed 67 in last 23 balls to secure a comfortable win. The third member of the power engine, Krunal Pandya, hit 20 off 4 balls in the next game against SRH to take MI past 200 at Sharjah
Quinton de Kock found his form against SRH while Boult got into the grove as well MI won two games in a row
After a bitter sweet start against RR, SuryaKumar Yadav's 79* helped them beat Rajasthan Royals for the first time after 5 years, 5 months and 5 days. He took over Jofra Archer in that innings
The battle between two strongest teams of the tournament turned out to be pretty on sided as QDK and SKY smashed fifties against the Delhi Capitals
After being reduced to 61/5, KKR scraped to 148. Another fifty for QDK , who walked out to bat in his training pants, sealed the 5th consecutive win for the table topppers
De Kock's third consecutive fifty bailed MI out of trouble after being 38/3. He became the third MI player after Sachin and Rohit to score 4 fifties in 5 games. Pollard chipped in with 34 of just 12 balls to take the total to 176
Rahul was comfortably guiding KXIP to a win, but MI took the game to a Super Over with superb death bowling. The afternoon game between KKR and SRH had also gone to the Super Over
Bumrah cleared KXIP out for just 5 runs, picking 2 wickets (having already picked 3 more in the match). However, in reply, Shami bowled an overful of perfect Yorkers, and MI also managed to get just 5 runs
For the first time in history of cricket, a second Super Over was played. KXIP chased MI's 11 to finally win the game and end MI's winning streak. Mayank saved a six off the last ball of the MI over
Rohit's hamstring injury sprung up again after the KXIP game. Pollard was handed over the captaincy in his absence, while Kishan took the opening spot. Saurabh Tiwary, who had replaced Kishan in his absence, came back into the playing XI again
Boult and Bumrah's fiery bowling shattered CSK to 3/4. QDK and his new opening partner Kishan chased CSK's 114 within 12 overs, without losing a wicket
Hardik Pandya's monstrous 60*(21) took MI to 195 after an average start. However, they were outplayed by Ben Stokes' unbeaten 107 and a fifty by Samson
Hardik Pandya took the knee to support the Black Lives Matter movement after his fifty against RR. Kieron Pollard appreciated the gesture from the dugout
Before the RCB game, the Indian squad for the Australian tour was announced. Rohit was excluded from the national slide, citing injury reasons, while Suryakumar Yadav, who was expecting a national call up owing to his form and consistency over the past 3 domestic seasons, didn't get selected either. MI posted a video of Rohit in nets immediately after the announcement
Suryakumar Yadav guided MI to a win against Kohli's RCB, scoring 79*. He had a stare-off with Kohli on the pitch, with obvious reference to the national team selection, and also did a Calma calma celebation after hitting the winnings runs. Earlier, Pollard got ABD's wicket off a full toss
Boult and Bumrah picked 3 wickets each as Delhi could get just 110 after 20 overs. MI chased it off easily and sealed the top spot for the second year in a row
Rohit came back from his injury in the SRH game. MI, who had used just 13 players in the tournament so far, decided to rest Boult and Bumrah ahead of the playoffs. SRH managed a 10 wicket win and qualified for the playoffs, while the game was insignificant for MI
The sheer batting strength of Mumbai Indians was on display in the Qualifier 1, where they notched up 200 despite Ashwin dismissing Rohit and Pollard for ducks. Kishan and SKY scored fifties, QDk got 40 while Hardik slammed 37 of just 14
Boult got 2 wickets in the first over, while Bumrah picked 4 wickets as Delhi never seemed to recover from 0/3. MI made it into the finals
Jayant Yadav replaced Rahul Chahar in the finals, a tactical substitution to rope in an off spinner against Dhawan, Hetmyer and Pant. MI had previously used them in Qualifier 1 of 2019, and only two other games, both against Delhi, over the 2 seasons
Boult got Stoinis on the first ball of the final. Iyer and Pant scored fifties after DC faltered to 22/3. MI needed 157 to win
Playing his 200th IPL game, Rohit anchored the chase with a solid 68, and others chipped in as MI comfortably chased the target to win the trophy for the fifth time
Suryakumar Yadav was run out for the third time this season. In all these games, Rohit Sharma was at the other end, and Rohit scored fifties in all the three games
MI stamped their authority as the best ever T20 franchise, but winning the IPL 3 times in 4 years, while topping the table every time
Suryakumar Yadav scored 480 runs in the season, crossing the 400 run mark for three seasons in a row and made himself a strong contender for the Indian team
Ishan Kishan scored 516 runs at an average of 57, and also won the maximum sixes award for hitting 30 sixes in the season
Bumrah and Boult shared 52 wickets amongst themselves and ended up being the second and third leading wicket takers of the season
MI released Coulter-Nile ahead of the auction, freeing up 8cr. They bought him back, along with Milne within nearly the same budget (5+3.2)
After being MI's net bowler for 3 years, Arjun Tendulkar was bought by MI in the auctions for his base price. The other buys included Piyush Chawla and Jimmy Neesham
The 6ft 8 bowler from South Africa, Marco Jansen, was scouted by Parthiv Patel and picked by MI in the auctions. He made his debut in the inaugural game of the season
As the season was to be played at neutral venues, MI played their first 5 games in Chennai. They were unbeaten at Chepauk, their rival's home ground, since 2011
Chris Lynn finally made his debut for MI after being benched for a season, replacing QDK who was in quarantine. He top scored with 49, and also got Rohit run out
Harshal Patel became the first bowler ever to pick a five wicket haul vs MI. RCB chased MI's 159 on the last ball, riding on the back of ABD's 48
Apart from SKY's 56 and Rohit's 43, no MI batsman could read the Chepauk pitch. MI lost 10 wickets for the first time since 2018, and Russell picked 5/15. MI 152 vs KKR
Russell's fortunes changed completely when he came to bat, and MI didn't shy away from putting in an aggressive fielding. KKR failed to chase 31 of 31, losing by 10 runs
Rohit Sharma bowled in IPL for the first time since 2014. He twisted his leg in the run up to the first ball itself, but bowled a decent over, producing a keeper's catch chance on the first ball
Mumbai's batting struggles continued on the slow pitch, and Pollard's sixes off the last two balls took them to 150. Barstow and Warner scored a majority of runs in the powerplay itself. Bairstow was hit wicket and Warner run out
Rahul Chahar, who picked 4 wickets in 4 overs vs KKR, picked 3 more against SRH, playing a huge role in restricting them from chasing 86 runs in 80 balls, winning by 13
A funny moment in the MI SRH game was when Boult tripped on the field trying to save a boundary, and looked like a swimmer trying to save himself from drowning. It gave a huge opportunities to memers, as Neesham himself tweeted about it, telling the users to send him the best Boult falling GIF, while Krunal's reaction prompted a few more memes
Mumbai tried to make a match out of a paltry 137, but Delhi chased it off in the final over
After playing cruicial knocks every game on the sticky wicket, Rohit finally got his first fifty in the last game at Chepauk. PBKS chased 131 comfortably, giving MI their 3rd loss in 5 games
Quinton de Kock finally found his form back, scoring an unbeaten 70 chasing RR's 171 succesfully at Delhi
A snorter from Morris hit Pollard's helmet so hard, that is went on to the boundary. Pollard guided the ball to the boundary by his hand actions 60 meters away
After fifties from Faf and Moeen, Rayudu's 72*(27) not only broke MI's hopes, but also the fridge in the dugout. CSK piled up 218 despite Pollard's 2/12 in 2 overs in the middle
Pollard played the knock of his lifetime, 87*(34), to bring up MI's first successful 200+ run chase on the last ball. Rohit, QDK, Krunal and Hardik all made important contributions
Ahead of the MI SRH game, Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID. A few other cases inside the bio bubbles made BCCI suspend the IPL undefinitely. MI's campaign halted at 4 wins and 3 losses
A window between the England Tour and WT20 2021 was finalised for IPL. MI and CSK met in the season opener. Rohit Sharma missed the game coming back from a successful tour. MI got CSK 24/4 with Milne and Boult picking 2 wickets each
However, Ruturaj Gaikwad (88*) took CSK to 156/6 after a decent partnership with Jadeja. MI lost the match by 20 runs
MI's struggles with the bat continued against KKR too, and fifties from Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi gave KKR a win, taking the head to head count to 22-7
In a desperate need for a win, MI restricted RCB to 165 after a fifty from Maxwell. Things looked smooth till a shot from Kishan hit Rohit, with the score at 79/1 in 9 overs
MI collapsed and lost 9 wickets for just 32 runs, with Harshal Patel picking a hattrick. Maxwell picked 2, while Chahal picked 3 wickets. MI now had 4 wins and 6 losses
Mumbai took a bold call of dropping Kishan, and replaced him with Saurabh Tiwary. He delivered with 45 against PBKS, and Hardik Pandya found some form too
Kieron Pollard won the Man of the Match award after bowling just 6 balls (2-8) and batting just 7 balls (15*). He also completed 300 wickets getting the wicket of Gayle and KL Rahul
On a tricky Sharjah wicket, Mumbai managed just 129 runs, and despite taking the second innings till the last over, MI lost against the Table toppers Delhi after some resilience from Ashwin and Iyer
MI played a virtual knockout against RR, and managed to bowl them out for just 90. They chased the target in just 8.2 overs, with Ishan Kishan returning as an opener replacing Quinton de Kock
After KKR crushed RR, MI needed a 170 run win against SRH to qualify, as their NRR was way below KKR, despite recovering a chunk of it against RR. If MI were made to chase, they'd have been eliminated at the toss itself
MI won the toss and elected to bat in an attempt to give it everything. The two talents nurtured by MI over the last 4 years gave the perfect payoff, as Ishan Kishan scored 84 of just 32 balls and Suryakumar Yadav scored 82 of just 40 balls
Despite notching their highest ever score of 235, MI couldn't achieve the seemingly impossible target of bowling SRH out below 65. However, they ended the season on a winning note
This was the last time we saw probably the greatest T20 team of all time. MI finished 5th yet again, as had been the case since 2015 where they either won the trophy or finished 5th