IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians' spinners take Mumbai to the finals

While Mumbai Indians' spinners ensured victory for the team, Suryakumar Yadav played a crucial innings to take the team to the finals

IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians' spinners take Mumbai to the finals

Mumbai Indians have qualified for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 finals owing to Suryakumar Yadav and it's bowling attack against the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). 

Winning the toss, MS Dhoni chose to bat first with Murali Vijay replacing injured Kedar Jadhav. After which, Rahul Chahar starred with the ball while Suryakumar Yadav hit a classy 71 not out as Mumbai pipped Chennai in Qualifier 1 to reach their 5th final.

Previously, Mumbai Indians had first reached the final in 2010 when they lost to Chennai Super Kings. In 2013, 2015 and 2017, Mumbai Indians won the IPL.

Now, the Super Kings will play the winner of the Eliminator between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 on May 10. This is the third time this season that Mumbai Indians defeated CSK.

Mumbai bowler Rahul Chahar picked 2 for 14 off 4 overs whereas Krunal Pandya and Jayant Yadav snared crucial wickets before the powerplay to pave the way for MI's 5th final.

Later in the match, chasing 132, Mumbai Indians lost Rohit Sharma to Deepak Chahar in the 1st over while Harbhajan Singh dismissed Quinton de Kock the 4th over.

After which, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan stitched a partnership to bring Mumbai back in the game and lead them to the finals.