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MI players to travel in open bus from Antilia to team hotel

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Having lifted the title for a record fourth time, Indians will be celebrating with their fans in the city when they travel in an open bus from to the (the team hotel) in Point via Peddar Road and at 6:30 pm on Monday.

The victory parade of close to six kilometers will see the Indians players sharing their joy with the fans who are an integral part of the MI family.

MI registered a scintillating one-run win over Chennai Super Kings on Sunday when Lasith Malinga delivered the killer blow in a rip-roaring final. With two runs needed off the final ball, Malinga executed a slower yorker to perfection, trapping Shardul Thakur (2) right in front to send his teammates including into as Shane Watson, whose breathtaking 80 went in vain, sunk in his seat in the

Chasing a modest 150 for victory, Watson, who was dropped on 56 by Rahul Chahar, carried Chennai's hopes with a belligerent 80 off 59 balls, his innings laced with eight fours and four sixes.

But once he was run out off the fourth ball of the final over, it was Sri who showed his class to snatch the crown from the defending champions.

In the last five overs, Chennai needed 62 off 30. Watson then hit Malinga for a hattrick of fours to trim the equation to 42 off 24 balls.

There was no stopping the veteran Australian, who scored a hundred to help Chennai win the IPL last time, as he clobbered Krunal Pandya for three back-to-back sixes in the 18th over which costed 20 runs. But it wasn't to be Chennai's night this time round.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 15:00 IST
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