Harbhajan Singh (left) celebrates a dismissal with Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma © IANS
Harbhajan Singh (left) celebrates a dismissal with Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma © IANS

Mumbai Indians (MI) were crowned champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 after defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final by 41 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. MI lifted the trophy for the second time, after beating the same opponents in the final of the 2013 edition. READ: MI trounce CSK by 41 runs in IPL 2015 final

MI rode on scintillating knocks by Lendl Simmons (68) and skipper Rohit Sharma (50), as well valuable knocks by Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu (36 runs each), to finish on a dominating score of 202 for five after 20 overs. CSK, in reply, off to a slow start, and thus were out of the race for the most part. HIGHLIGHTS: MI vs CSK, IPL 2015 final at Kolkata

A second-wicket partnership of 66 runs between Dwayne Smith (57) and Suresh Raina (28), gave a brief glitter of hope, but a quick flurry of wickets thereafter gradually put them out of contention for a third title win. CSK skipper MS Dhoni‘s dismissal, getting bowled off the bowling of Lasith Malinga, proved to be the final straw, as Chennai finished on a score of 161 for eight at the end of their quota of overs.

The final was met with a wide variety of reactions, from members of the cricketing fraternity to fans. Some of the top tweets on the topic of the final are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was the third time that MI faced off CSK in an IPL final, with the first such occasion occurring in 2010, in which Chennai registered a 22-run win to lift the trophy for the first-ever time.