HYDERABAD: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in a gripping Indian Premier League final on Sunday.
Pune captain Steve Smith hit a crucial 51 that seemed to put Pune on course for victory in the chase for Mumbai´s 129-8. But he was then one of two wickets to fall in straight balls to Smith´s compatriot Mitchell Johnson in the final over. Pune ended on 128-6.
Mumbai’s total was the lowest score successfully defended in this year’s tournament.
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler scored 272 runs in the tournament for Mumbai, while all-rounder Ben Stokes starred for Pune with a maiden Twenty20 century and 12 wickets, but neither was playing in the final after being recalled for the upcoming one-day international series against South Africa.