Earlier, backed by a spirited bowling and electric fielding, Chennai Super Kings restricted Mumbai Indians to a gettable total.
However, thanks to a quickfire unbeaten 60 from Kieron Pollard (32b 7x4 3x6), Mumbai recovered from a disastrous start to reach a position of respectability after opting to bat first.
Apart from Pollard's blitzkrieg, only Ambati Rayudu (37) and Dinesh Karthick (21) made useful contributions. For Chennai, Dwayne Bravo (4/44) was the most successful bowler followed by Albie Morkel (2/12).
Image: Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians reacts after being hit in the midriff area during the Final of the Pepsi Indian Premier League between The Chennai Superkings and the Mumbai Indians held at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on the 26th May 2013.