Mumbai Indians are one of the most popular and definitely the most successful franchise in the history of the IPL. Yes most fans would remember their 5 IPL finals and 2 Champions league T20 titles, but we bring to you 3 such games which might be hidden gems and a treat for all MI fans to remember.
1) Against CSK (Champions League T20 2011 group match) – CSK vs MI is as big as it gets when it comes to franchise cricket. Whenever they clash it is a close encounter and in the recent times the men in blue have held the edge over the yellow army. Malinga might have won MI countless matches with the ball but this one he brought home with the bat. Mumbai were out of the game at 106-7 chasing 159 when the Sri Lankan came into bat. MS Dhoni missed a rare stumping and the man with golden hair made him pay by hitting three back to back sixes on his way to an amazing 37 not out of just 18 balls. He along with Harbhajan ensured an Indians’ victory.
2) Against RCB (IPL 2012 group match) – The Match was played at the incredible Chinnaswamy stadium and the hosts batted first . They scored 171 and ended the batting effort with 24 runs off Munaf Patel. When the blue team got their chance to bat, they collapsed and were reeling at 51/5 with the match looking beyond them. But Rayudu and Pollard had different ideas as the two stitched together an amazing unbeaten partnership to win the match in the last over of the chase.
3) Against SRH (IPL 2013 group match) – 2013 was the year when the maximum-city based franchise won it’s first IPL. Enroute to the finals was one league stage game where the Ambani-owned franchise snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Mumbai needed 62 off just 4 overs and Pollard decided to go berserk and between 16.3 and 17.5 overs hit 5 sixes in 6 balls faced. This turned the game on its head and Mumbai emerged winners.