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Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings to win IPL 2015 for second time

Mumbai Indians (MI) on 24 May 2015 won the eight edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 by defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

In the final match played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata they defeated CSK by 41 runs. CSK had won the toss in final summit had chosen bowl first. MI by batting first had set the target of 202 to their opponent team. However the CSK failed to reach the target score.

This is the second IPL title triumph for MI after their maiden win in the season six in 2013. It should be noted that Chennai has now lost four finals of 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 in six appearances and had won in 2011 and 2012 IPL seasons.

Brief score: MI 202-5 in 20.0 Overs (Lendl Simmons 68, Rohit Sharma 50, Dwayne Bravo 2-36) beat CSK 161-8 in 20.0 Overs (Dwayne Smith 57, Mitchell McClenaghan 3-25).

Man of the Match:  Rohit Sharma.

Captains of the two teams

  • Mumbai Indains: Rohit Sharma.
  • Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Other highlights of IPL 2015

  • Player of the Tournament: Andre Russell (KKR).
  • Orange Cap awarded to: David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad).
  • Purple Cap awarded to: Dwayne Bravo (CSK).
  • Emerging Player of the Season: Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Daredevils).
  • Most Valuable Player: Andre Russell (KKR).

About Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians (MI) is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries led by Mukesh Ambani through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports.

Ownership of MI: IndiaWin Sports Pvt Ltd (Stake: 98.3%), Teesta Retail Pvt Ltd. (Stake: 1.7%).

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Indian boxers clinch 4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals in Doha Boxing Tournament

Indian boxers have rounded off a brilliant run at the Doha International Tournament by winning four gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Gold medal winners are

  • L Devendro Singh in 49 kg category by defeating Aldren Moreno of Philippines by 3:0.
  • Shiva Thapa in 56kg category by defeating HYM Abdelaal of Egypt by 2:1.
  • Manish Kaushik in 60 kg category by defeating Rabi Hamza of Morocco by 3:0.
  • Manoj Kumar in 64 kg category by defeating Magliquian Nicole of Philippines by 3:0.

The silver medal was won by Gaurav Bidhuri in 52 kg category. While Mandeep Jangra and Vikas Krishan bagged bronze medals in 69kg and 75kg categories respectively.

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Nico Rosberg of Mercedes wins Monaco Grand Prix of F1

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany has won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula One (F1) World Championship title. It was the final race of F1 season 2015.

It is Rosberg’s tenth overall championship title and the second in the 2015 season. First was the Spanish Formula 1 World Championship title won on May 10, 2015.

With this victory, he has become the fourth driver in history of F1 to win three Monaco Grand Prix titles in a row. Others were Ayrton Senna, Graham Hill and Alain Prost.

Result of Monaco Grand Prix

  • Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari team from Germany stood at the second position.
  • Lewis Hamiltion from Mercedes team from United Kingdom stood at the third position.
  • In the final race, Force India’s drivers Sergio Perez from Mexico and Nico Hulkenberg from Germany stood at the seventh and eleventh positions respectively.

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