MI, CSK Have Played 3 Finals Among Them: What the Results Show
Mumbai Indians and Dhoni’s CSK have played three finals, with Mumbai emerging victorious in two.
Mumbai Indians and Dhoni’s CSK have played three finals, with Mumbai emerging victorious in two.(Photo: BCCI)

MI, CSK Have Played 3 Finals Among Them: What the Results Show

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will, on 12 May go for gold as they will face each other for the fourth time in an IPL Final, having faced each other on three previous occasions, in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

Chennai Super Kings holds the record for the most IPL final appearances, having played the final seven times. This will be their eighth IPL final. They have won three times, having ended as runners-up in four tournaments.

Mumbai Indians are a distant second in terms of final appearances, with four appearances, having taken home the trophy three times. In such terms, Mumbai’s success rate in IPL finals stands better.

MI and CSK have won six titles among each other. Both have won three each.
MI and CSK have won six titles among each other. Both have won three each.
(Photo: BCCI)
The two teams have played each other in three finals, where CSK has won two and MI has won more. Here, CSK’s chances seem better.

Let’s look at how the results went in both matches:

IPL 2010 - CSK Beat MI by 22 Runs

The 2010 IPL final, leading to CSK’s maiden IPL title, was played at the DY Patil stadium in Chennai. Chennai had beaten Mumbai by 22 runs as their 168/5 total proved too much for MI to chase.

Suresh Raina was named as the man of the match for his 57 not-out knock.

Deepak Chahar of Chennai Super Kings celebrates fall of Mumbai’s Evin Lewis.
Deepak Chahar of Chennai Super Kings celebrates fall of Mumbai’s Evin Lewis.
(Photo: IANS)

2013 - MI Win by 23 Runs

The 2013 season was similar to the current season, where MI and CSK met twice after the group stages. Once MI won the first qualifier and CSK still made it to the final after winning the second qualifier.

The final was won by Mumbai Indians, defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs as CSK wasn’t able to chase the 149 runs target set up by MI.

Keiron Pollard’s unbeaten 60 runs innings won him the man of the match award for the game.

2015 - MI Win by 41 Runs

Harbhajan Singh celebrates the wicket of MS Dhoni during the 2015 IPL.
Harbhajan Singh celebrates the wicket of MS Dhoni during the 2015 IPL.
(Photo: PTI)

The 2015 season was also won by Mumbai Indians as they beat CSK by 41 runs.

Mumbai went to bat first, putting a massive 203 runs target for Chennai, who fell short at 161 runs in 20 overs, giving away the title to MI for the second time.

The game was played in Kolkata and current skipper Rohit Sharma was named man of the match for his 26-ball half-century.

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