IPL throwback: How Mumbai Indians qualified for its last four finals

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to sail into the IPL 2019 final, its fifth entry into the summit clash of the T20 tournament. We look at its journey into the previous four finals.

Suryakumar Yadav's unbeaten 71 led Mumbai Indians into its fifth IPL final.   -  ap

IPL 2010: Mumbai Indians beats Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs

Batting first at the D.Y. Patil Stadium, Mumbai rode on Saurabh Tiwary's unbeaten 31-ball 52  and Kieron Pollard's 13-ball 33 to post 184/5 at the end of 20 overs.

Pollard starred with the ball too, picking up three wickets for 17 and with help from Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga, both of whom snapped up two each, beat Bangalore by 35 runs to reach its maiden final. It lost to eventual champion Chennai Super Kings.

IPL 2013: Mumbai Indians beats Rajasthan Royals by four wickets

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's three-wicket haul powered Mumbai to a four-wicket win over Rajasthan in the second qualifier. Rajasthan rode on Rahul Dravid's 37-ball 43 and cameos from Stuart Binny and Dishant Yagnik to rack up 165/6.

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Dwayne Smith's 44-ball 62 coupled with Aditya Tare's 27-ball 35 got Mumbai off to a flying start before Rajasthan fought back through quick wickets in the middle overs but Harbhajan and Rishi Dhawan got Mumbai over the line with just one ball to spare. Mumbai would eventually go on to clinch its first IPL title.

IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians beats Chennai Super Kings by 25 runs

Mumbai Indians put up a superb all-round performance crushing Chennai Super Kings by 25 runs to enter the final of the eighth edition of Indian Premier League.

En route their third entry to the summit round after 2010 and 2013, Mumbai Indians scored 187 for six largely due to the brilliant cameo from Kieron Pollard who smashed a 17-ball-41 on the platform laid by Lendl Simmons’ 65 off 51 balls.

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In reply, CSK’s much vaunted line-up could muster only 162 in 19 overs as none of the top-order batsmen went onto play a match-winning knock. Mumbai would go on to beat arch rival Chennai to bag its second title.

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IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians beats Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets

Opting to field after Rohit Sharma won the toss, Mumbai bowled out Kolkata for a paltry 107 in 18.5 overs, and then chased down the target with 33 balls to spare at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Leg-spinner Karn Sharma was the star performer with the ball for Mumbai, returning excellent figures of 4/16 — the joint best effort by a spinner in an IPL knockout game, while Jasprit Bumrah provided fine support to pick 3/7 in three overs.

Krunal Pandya showed maturity, finishing as Mumbai’s top scorer with 45 off 30 balls, while Rohit contributed 26. Mumbai later beat now defunct Rising Pune Supergiant to become the first team to lift the IPL title thrice.