MI's win against CSK reminiscent of 2017 final victory against Rising Pune, says Pollard

For Mumbai all-rounder Kieron Pollard, the close finish brought back memories of the stunning come-from-behind win against the now defunct Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 final.

Pollard: "These sort are the games we need to perform in, these are the games that people remember, scoring runs first in the final is always good, the pressure is on the chasing team."

Mumbai Indians rode on Lasith Malinga's experience to clinch a last-ball thriller against the Chennai Super Kings and lift a record fourth Indian Premier League title on Sunday.

For Mumbai all-rounder Kieron Pollard, the close finish brought back memories of the stunning come-from-behind win against the now defunct Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 final. "In 2017, when we see back at that game (against RPS in the final), we didn't put many runs and it went to the final over, this season too we had some really close games," Pollard said after the match.

With 11 required to win off six balls, Mitchell Johnson, with Mumbai at the time, got rid of Manoj Tiwary, Steve Smith off successive deliveries before Washington Sundar was caught short of his crease in the last ball as the Rohit Sharma-led side lifted its fourth trophy.

"Of course, these sort are the games we need to perform in, these are the games that people remember, scoring runs first in the final is always good, the pressure is on the chasing team," Pollard said.

"Credit to these guys, Bumrah bowled a fine spell and then Lasith did the things he can do. It's the teams that do not put pressure on themselves that can become champions at the end of the tournament."