A Twitter user gets 90% of his IPL final predictions spot on

A Twitter user gets 90% of his IPL final predictions spot on

People are still not sure if these are predictions or the match was entirely fixed in such a manner.

Mitchell Johnson of Mumbai Indians
Mitchell Johnson of Mumbai Indians. (Photo: IANS)

It is often seen that people predict the scores and the winners of the finals even before the match gets underway. It was a similar case here on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, although the difference is that the user predicted more than just the result and the toss.

On the 21st of May, the IPL final was to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad between the Mumbai Indians and the Rising Pune Supergiant. One Twitter user made his predictions. Starting off with the toss, the prediction was that no matter which team won the toss, it would be the Rising Pune Supergiant who would bowl first in the IPL finals.

Although, he also predicted that if Supergiant won the toss, they would have elected to field first which was not the case as Steve Smith said he would have liked to bat first as well.

His second prediction on the night was that the big-hitting Kieron Pollard would only smack one six before his dismissal.

His third prediction was that there would be zero no-balls in the grand finale and none of the Rising Pune Supergiant or Mumbai Indians bowlers over-stepped on the night. Isn’t it getting a little creepy already?

The fourth prediction was that MI batting first would post a total of anywhere between 120-30 and the Mumbai scored 129 to be precise which would also be the winning score as predicted.

His next prediction was that Parthiv Patel would get out for a score of under ten on the big night and so did Patel. He got out for 4.

His sixth prediction was that Rahul Tripathi like Parthiv would get out for a single digit score, and that is what happened.

Number seven was the prediction that Steve Smith would play with a strike rate of under 100, which was not the case as Smith scored a 50 ball 51 in the final.

Next up, he predicted that the Rising Pune Supergiant skipper would end the match as the leading run-scorer, and so was Smith the leading run-scorer in the game with his knock of 51.

Last – the user predicted that the Mumbai Indians would wrap the encounter in the final over of the innings and they managed to get home in the last over defeating the Supergiant by a run.

Seems quite odd, doesn’t it? It sure does seem strange, and the prediction turned out to be true on nine out of the ten occasions.