Mumbai Indians snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as they defended a score of 130 runs, denying Rising Pune Supergiant their maiden IPL title by 1 run. However, the Twitterati were more interested in Jaydev Unadkat's one-handed catch and Steve Smith's innings that eventually went in vain.
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 129/8 (Krunal Pandya 47; Rohit Sharma 24; Jaydev Unadkat 2/19, Adam Zampa 2/32) beat Rising Pune Supergiant 128/6 (Ajinkya Rahane 44, Steve Smith 51; Mitchell Johnson 3/26, Jasprit Bumrah 2/26) by 1 run.
Here are the best tweets from the game:
Before we begin, this statement is a perfect way to celebrate a Legend
Perfect way to start an IPL final - Stunner from Unadkat
And then, Mumbai collapsed - these kids could have performed better than MI batsmen
And Pollard, especially!
Think Krunal Pandya deserves a shot in the Indian T20 team ahead of Hardik. Better bowler and more sensible batsman.— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) May 21, 2017
Krunal does look like the guy in this ad - hope he gets lucky too
Krunal Pandya, right now. pic.twitter.com/4TYrVqmMKq— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 21, 2017
Dhoni fans were happy because of Krunal
Come on Pandya ! Please score enough runs and then take enough wickets so that people can see Dhoni finish the match with a six.#IPLfinal— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) May 21, 2017
And some other fans were thankful that Krunal made a match of the final
Krunal Pandya to get the Sony Six "Thank you for making the game somewhat interesting... we desperately need TRPs" award.— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) May 21, 2017
On the other hand, what a wonderful story the Indian bowlers for RPS have been
Special mention to Unadkat - this stat speaks for itself
Cricket apart, this statement is GOLD!
With MI's bowling, we've got a match. With MI's money, we could have an industry, a country, a continent. #IPLFinals— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 21, 2017
Not fair, Rohit.
If this was Gully Cricket other players would have questioned Rohit, how Krunal Pandya got bowling just after batting? #IPL— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 21, 2017
But then Krunal did this after a few overs when Rahane was batting
krunal pandya dropped the IPL 2017— one tip one hand_ (@OneTipOneHand_) May 21, 2017
Not sure if the Pune team got this message
In retrospect, maybe Dinda could have come in handy today!!!
Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 21, 2017
To end it, somewhere a certain Srini Mama would be awaiting this
Parthiv is all about appealing!
Follow this steps and become a legend (for the Indian team)!
When you're afraid to make a prediction and the whole nation is listening!
The Aussie surprise!
International Premier League!
He follows cricket? Wow. TIL. https://t.co/KUronEWO8j— Rohit Kiran (@kkkkkirann) May 21, 2017
Because stuff like this just doesn't happen every day!
TWO BALLS TWO WICKETS— ASHwin Fern&es just (@ashshanuferns) May 21, 2017
7 FROM 3
HOW MUCH MONEY HAS AMBANIS PAID TO FIX THIS! #RPSvsMI
Mumbai achieve the impossible!
From hero to villain!!!
No argument there!
7 finals for Dhoni they said— MOHNISH (@monutweetstasty) May 21, 2017
5 losses no one said #IPLfinal
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.