From there each bowler contributed before Mitchell Johnson delivered the over that will be forever remembered in the annals of IPL folklore.
Mumbai Indians also became the first team to win the IPL Trophy for the third time in the last 10 seasons.
"I am happy I have finished as the team's highest run-getter but the most important thing is to win trophies and being a part of this set-up", Parthiv said on Monday, a day after helping Mumbai Indians win a dramatic final against Rising Pune Supergiant at Hyderabad. Mumbai erupted with joy after becoming the only team to win three titles after triumphs in 2013 and 2015. "It was fantastic to have him throughout the season", the Mumbai skipper said. Manoj Tiwary hit boundary off the first ball and got out on the very next ball.
It was Krunal Pandya and his heroic efforts till the end which gave some hopes to Mumbai. The game seemed to have slipped from the hand of Mumbai Indians but Krunal played responsibly well to score 47 runs off 38 balls.
RPS were cruising along nicely till Rahane tried to play a chip shot off a Mitchell Johnson slower, which Kieron Pollard ran from his long-on position, diving forward to take a nice catch.
The partnership lasted for 33 runs as Rayudu was caught short of the crease while taking a single after playing a delivery from Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith, who made a direct throw from mid-off in the eighth over.
He was particularly delighted with the way his team had fought back to snatch a one-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant after posting a modest 128 for eight.
On if he's seen better death bowling than in the final: Not really.
Mumbai Indians posted a low total of 130 runs on the board.
Mumbai's batting ran into further trouble when Rohit and Pollard (7) fell to Australian leg-spinner Zampa (2/32) in the 11th over to be left at 65/5. "We take real pride in that", said Fleming. Then Lasith Malinga and Bumrah again ensured Pune would only get two boundaries across the 18th and 19th.
He was also not picked up for the first two Tests of the four-match series against Australia that followed.