Fast bowler Trent Boult dominated the awards night on Tuesday after Mumbai Indians’ 5-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 final in Dubai. Boult starred with the ball in the summit clash, picking 3 for 30 as MI clinched a record-extending 5th IPL title under captain Rohit Sharma.
Boult’s opening spell in the powerplay saw him pick the wickets of Marcus Stoinis and Ajinkya Rahane before he returned to bag the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer in his final spell of the season which helped MI restrict DC to 156 for 7 in 20 overs.
MI then rode on captain Rohit Sharma’s 68 and an unbeaten 33 off 19 balls from Ishan Kishan to gun down the below-par score in 18.4 overs in a one-sided final played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
LIST OF AWARD WINNERS IN IPL 2020
Orange Cap: KL Rahul for scoring 670 runs from 14 matches at 55.83 with 1 hundred and 5 half-centuries
Purple Cap: Kagiso Rabada for picking 30 wickets from 17 matches at 18.26 with 2 four-wicket hauls
Most Valuable Player of IPL 2020: Jofra Archer – 20 wickets, 175 dot balls, 5 catches and 10 sixes.
Emerging Player: Devdutt Padikkal (RCB) for scoring 473 runs with 5 fifties at a strike rate of 124.80
IPL 2020 Fairplay award: Mumbai Indians
Game-changer of the season: KL Rahul
Super-striker of the season: Kieron Pollard
Most sixes: Ishan Kishan for hitting 30 maximums in IPL 2020.
Power player of IPL 2020: Trent Boult
Player of the Match in IPL 2020 Final: Trent Boult
The New Zealand left-arm pacer picked up his 3rd Player of the Match award this season, which is the joint second-most won by a player in a single season behind Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma’s tally of 4 which they won in 2010 and 2016 respectively.
Boult was also adjudged “Powerplayer” of the season, for his incredible performance within the powerplay overs, winning the award five times this season.
“Some days I do like the powerplay. It’s been a good few months, giving the franchise a good start. With everything going on, I’ve been welcomed in the side. To have made it across the line, it’s been worth it. I wasn’t aware of the talk, but I did have a niggle coming into the match. I wanted to be on the stage and happy I came through.
“I’d like to say I’m relatively experiened. Just another match, and I was clear what I had to do. Tried to take a few early wickets, swing the new ball a little bit, that’s been my role in the side,” Boult said at the post-match presentation ceremony.