CL T20 2013 final: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - As it happened...

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Brief summary:

Mumbai Indians have won their second Champions League T20 title and while Dravid’s professional career came to a disappointing end, it was another splendid finish for Tendulkar’s limited overs career as his teammates made him proud with a collective effort. At one stage, they weren’t sure of reaching the semis and here they are – The Champions Of Champions League Twenty20 2013!

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Rajasthan Royals innings:

Over 18.5 || Score 169/10

35 needed from 12 balls, Pollard to bowl his final over. Faulkner worked the first ball towards long-off for a single. The second ball was short and wide, Yagnik tried to make some room but couldn’t connect and Karthik immediately made an appeal for caught-behind and Pollard joined in. Both the umpires had a brief discussion between themselves and the decision was declared out. Rahul Shukla is the new man in. And he hits the first ball straight to Smith at midwicket! Mumbai are now just one wicket away from their second CL T20 victory. And Pollard picked his third wicket of the over when Faulkner pulled a short ball straight into the hands of Smith at deep midwicket! Mumbai have won the match, Mumbai have won the title.

J Faulkner c Smith b Pollard 0 (2b)

R Shukla c Smith b Pollard 0 (1b)

DH Yagnik c Karthik b Pollard 6 (5b)

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Over 18 || Score 168/7

Coulter-Nile brought back into the attack. And Dravid’s stay at the crease wasn’t long, as Coulter-Nile bowled a perfect Yorker that dismantled the stumps, Dravid is OUT! Coulter-Nile bowled a length ball to end the over and Yagnik flicked that towards vacant deep midwicket region for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

R Dravid b Coulter-Nile 1 (2b)

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Over 17 || Score 159/7

Bhajji to bowl his final over. Rahane charged down the wicket off the first ball, converted it into a full-toss but hit it straight to Smith at deep midwicket, Rahane is OUT! Dishant Yagnik is the new man in. Bhajji offered some more flight off the fourth ball which crashed onto the stumps, Stuart Binny is bowled! Kevon Cooper is the new man at the crease. Bhajji bowled down the leg side and Cooper swept that through short fine leg for a boundary! Cooper missed the line of the last ball and Karthik removed the bails and appealed, after many reviews the third umpire’s decision said it was Out! Cooper walks back to the pavilion! Four runs from the over and three wickets for Harbhajan Singh!

K Cooper st Karthik b Harbhajan Singh 4 (2b)

STR Binny b Harbhajan Singh 10 (8b)

AM Rahane c Smith b Harbhajan Singh 65 (47b)

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Over 16 || Score 155/3

Rajasthan now need 62 runs from the last five overs, Dhawan to bowl his third over. The second ball was a length delivery, Rahane made some room and smashed that towards wide of long-off for a boundary! Dhawan bowled a waist-high full-toss and Binny launched it over midwicket for a Six! 14 runs from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 141/3

Harbhajan Singh into his third over. And Mumbai have got the big fish, Shane Watson is OUT! Bhajji offered some flight off the third ball and Watson mistimed it high in the air and guess what who took the catch – Kieron Pollard. Five runs from the over.

SR Watson c Pollard b Harbhajan Singh 8 (8b)

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Over 14 || Score 136/2

Pollard brought back into the attack. As he often does, Pollard once again stopped before delivering the ball. He went back and when he tried to end the over with a short ball, Watson dispatched it over deep midwicket for a Six! 12 runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 124/2

Harbhajan to bowl his second over. Rahane charged down the wicket off the fourth ball and cleared covers for a boundary and reached his fourth consecutive half-century off just 37 balls! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 117/2

Ojha to bowl his final over. Harbhajan made up for that dropped chance as he took a good catch at short third man, Samson is OUT! It has once again been a fine knock from the 18-year-old Samson who has once again played a mature innings and has given his side a real chance to win the match. Watson is the new man in and all eyes would be on him as he is the big fish for today’s match. Just three from the over.

SV Samson c Harbhajan Singh b Ojha 60 (33b)

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Over 11 || Score 114/1

Coulter-Nile to bowl his second over. There was a chance for Mumbai in that over when Samson clobbered the fifth ball towards deep midwicket where it landed between two fielders after some confusion between Harbhajan and Maxwell. Samson made the best of the dropped chance and spanked the last ball over wide of deep square leg for a Six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 105/1

Ojha to continue. Five runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 100/1

Pollard to continue. Six runs came off the first five balls and then Samson played a cut shot off the last ball that ran past the fielder at point, and as a result of some sloppy fielding by Ojha, it went for a boundary! 100 up for Rajasthan. They couldn’t have asked for a better start. Ten runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 90/1

Ojha to bowl his second over. The second ball was slightly short and Samson smashed that over deep midwicket for a huge six! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 80/1

Kieron Pollard brought into the attack. Rahane got some room off the fifth ball and he guided it towards third man for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 71/1

Pragyan Ojha has been introduced into the attack. Rahane swept the fourth ball over deep midwicket for a Six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 63/2

Nathan Coulter-Nile has been brought into the attack. Third ball was short and Samson made some room for himself and slapped that over long-on for a Six! Samson followed it with a boundary through mid-off! That boundary also completes the 50-run partnership between these two. Coulter-Nile followed it with another short ball and Samson got a top edge that sailed over fine leg for another boundary! 17 runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 46/1

Dhawan to continue. The third delivery was a half-volley and Samson smashed that over long-on for another six! Dhawan bowled a slower ball to end the over and Rahane launched that over deep midwicket for a Six! 14 runs from the over. Rajasthan are making the best use of the power play.

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Over 3 || Score 32/1

Harbhajan Singh brought into the attack. Samson welcomes him with a six straight down the ground! Samson took a single off the second ball. Rahane smashed the second ball over mid-off for three runs. Samson took a single off the fourth ball. Bhajji bowled a quicker ball and it took an edge from Rahane’s bat and rushed past third man for a boundary! Rahane took a single off the third ball. 16 runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 16/1

Rishi Dhawan to bowl from the other end. Rahane was offered some room off the last ball and he worked it past the fielder at point for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 10/1

Kusal Perera and Ajinkya Rahane to open for Rajasthan, Glenn Maxwell will bowl the first over. Perera charged down the wicket off the second ball and cleared the fielder at cover for a boundary. Third ball spun away and Perera got an edge that flew past the slip cordon for a boundary! Mumbai have struck as Kusal Perera is run-out! Sanju Samson is the new batsman at the crease. Ten runs from the first over.

MDKJ Perera run out 8 (4b)

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Mumbai Indians innings:

Glen Maxwell’s innings was the turning point of the match as the Australian changed the complexion of the game with his brutal 14-ball 37. Mumbai have scored over 120 runs in the last eight overs. Rajasthan would be stunned with the way Mumbai bounced back in the second half of the game. Shane Watson is now a key wicket for them.

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Over 20 || Score 200/6

Cooper to bowl the final over. Two singles came off the first two balls. Maxwell was offered some room and Maxwell slashed hard at it as the ball flew towards deep backward point, Tambe fired his throw and Maxwell was finally out as he tried coming back for a second run. A superb knock from Maxwell comes to an end! Harbjahan Singh comes to the crease. And he gets off the mark with a six! Bhajji got an inside edge off the fifth ball. Mumbai have reached 200! Karthik charged down the wicket off the last ball as Mumbai reached a mammoth total of 202 runs!

Dinesh Karthik 15* (5b) Harbhajan Singh 7* (2b)

GJ Maxwell run out 37 (14b)

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Over 19 || Score 190/5

Faulkner to bowl the penultimate over. He begins with a dot ball and followed it with a wide. The second ball was a low full-toss and Maxwell reverse-swept that for a boundary at third man! Maxwell was offered some room off the third ball and on this occasion he cleared point for a boundary! Maxwell took a single off the fifth ball at deep midwicket. Faulkner bowled a length ball to end the over and Karthik clobbered that straight down the ground for a Six!

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Over 18 || Score 172/5

Shukla brought back into the attack. Sharma smashed the first ball, mistimed it on this occasion as it went straight to the fielder at deep midwicket, Sharma is OUT! Shukla bowled a half-volley and Maxwell elegantly launched that straight down the ground for a Six! Maxwell smashed the next ball towards deep midwicket for two runs. Shukla bowled one down the leg side and Maxwell guided that towards fine leg for a boundary! Shukla bowled a waist-high no ball and the batsmen ran a single. Shukla’s penultimate ball was a low full-toss and Karthik smashed that over wide of long-on for a Six! 20 runs from the over.

RG Sharma c Faulkner b Shukla 33 (14b)

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Over 17 || Score 152/4

Faulkner brought back into the attack. Sharma took a single off the first ball. Faulkner strikes, Pollard is bowled! Faulkner came round the stumps to Pollard and surprised him with some extra pace and his leg-stump was uprooted! Maxwell is the next man in. And he flicks the first ball over square leg for a boundary! The fourth ball was a length delivery and Faulkner flicked that over midwicket for a Six! Faulkner bowled slower one and Maxwell pulled that towards midwicket for a single. Sharma worked the last ball for a single at short third man. 13 runs from the over.

KA Pollard b Faulkner 15 (10b)

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Over 16 || Score 139/3

Cooper brought back into the attack. Pollard scored two runs off the first ball. Pollard joined the party and smashed the second ball over long-on for a flat six! Pollard followed it with a single. The fourth ball was a slower one and Sharma launched that over long-on for a massive six! Sharma took a single off the fifth ball. Pollard played a late cut off the last ball which ran past third man for a boundary! 20 runs from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 119/3

Shukla brought back into the attack. Sharma flicked the first ball towards wide of long-on for three runs. The second ball was a short of length ball and Pollard got a top edge that went towards mid-off for no run. A wide ball. Pollard worked the third ball towards deep backward point for two runs. Shukla bowled a full length ball that produced a single for Mumbai, a bye. Shukla bowled a low full-toss and Sharma paddle swept that over short fine leg for a boundary! Sharma found more room off the last ball and he worked that past point for another boundary! 15 runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 104/3

Tambe to bowl his final over. Rayudu charged down the wicket off the first ball, smashed it straight down the ground for a boundary! Rayudu took a single off the second ball. Sharma followed it with another single on the leg side. Rayudu once again shimmied down the track off the fourth ball, missed the line and was bowled, Rayudu is OUT! Pollard is the new man at the crease. Six runs from the over.

AT Rayudu b Tambe 29 (24b)

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Over 12 || Score 82/2

Tambe into his third over. Two singles came off the first two balls, as both these batsmen are mistiming their shots against him. Smith tried attempting a sweep shot off the third ball and was bowled as the ball hit the stumps, Smith is OUT! The wicket ends 42-run partnership between Smith and Rayudu. Skipper Rohit Sharma is the new batsman at the crease. Sharma drove the fourth ball through covers for a single. Rayudu charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and smashed it straight down the ground for a boundary! Tambe ended the over with a dot ball. Seven from the over.

DR Smith b Tambe 44 (39b)

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Over 11 || Score 75/1

Watson brought back into the attack. Smith pulled the first ball towards deep midwicket for a one-bounce boundary! Smith continued his explosion as he launched the second ball over covers for another boundary! Watson tried a short ball but Smith was quick on his feet and he pulled that for his third consecutive boundary at deep square leg. Fourth ball was pitched with some width and Smith worked that towards wide of long-off for two runs. Smith took a single off the fifth ball. Rayudu charged down the wicket off the last ball attempting a big stroke, but didn’t connect. 15 runs from the over!

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Over 10 || Score 60/1

Tambe to continue. Once again he bowled a dot ball as Smith failed to make any contact. Smith tried working the second ball towards leg-side but failed. Smith punched the third ball off the backfoot towards wide of long-off for a single. Rayudu charged down the wicket off the fourth ball, but managed just a single straight down the ground. Smith took a single off the fifth ball. Tambe bowled a dot ball to end the over. Three runs from the over. With nine wickets in hand, Mumbai need some fireworks from here onwards.

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Over 9 || Score 57/1

Cooper into his second over. The first ball was a dot delivery. Smith worked the second ball, a low full-toss towards wide of long-on for a single. Rayudu faced a dot ball and then turned the fourth ball towards square leg for a single. Cooper invited Smith for a drive off the fifth ball but the right-hander failed to make any contact. Smith took a single off the last ball to keep the strike.

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Over 8 || Score 54/1

Pravin Tambe brought into the attack. Two single came off the first two balls. Tambe followed it with two dot balls. Smith attempted a sweep shot off the fifth ball, didn’t connect and was lucky that it didn’t hit the stumps. Smith took a single to keep the strike. Three runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 51/1

Kevon Cooper brought into the attack. Smith flicked the first ball towards deep midwicket for a single. The second ball was a Yorker length delivery and it got an inside edge, no runs scored. Smith worked the third ball towards square leg for a single. Rayudu hit the fourth ball towards third man for a single. Smith took another single towards long-on and Mumbai reached their fifty off 41 balls. A wide ball. Rayudu missed the last ball and the wicket-keeper made several caught-behind appeals, but the umpire didn’t pay any heed to them. Five runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 46/1

Rahul Shukla into his second over. Smith worked the first ball towards covers for no run. Smith nudged the second ball towards long-on for a single. Rayudu didn’t try scoring off the third ball and left it for no run. The fourth ball had some room on offer and Rayudu worked that past the fielder at short cover, who misfielded, for two runs. Rayudu took two more runs off the fifth ball as he worked it towards deep midwicket. Rayudu took another single at midwicket to keep the strike. Six runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 40/1

Watson to bowl his second over. Tendulkar worked the first ball, bowled at down the leg side towards fine leg for a boundary! Second ball was length and Tendulkar drove that through covers for a boundary! The third ball swung back into the batsmen and the off-stump was uprooted, Tendulkar is bowled! Ambatu Rayudu is the new man in. Wide ball. Rayudu defended the fifth ball for no run. The last ball was a half-volley and Rayudu charged down the track and launched that over wide of mid-on for a boundary! 13 runs from the over.

SR Tendulkar b Watson 15 (13b)

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Over 4 || Score 27/0

Rahul Shukla brought into the attack. Smith took a single off the first ball. The second ball was a Yorker, Tendulkar worked it for a single at square leg. Smith scored two runs off the third ball. The fourth ball was short and Smith pulled that for a boundary at wide of long-on! Fifth ball was aimed at pads and it clipped Smith’s pads as the batsmen ran a bye. Tendulkar took a single off the last ball to keep the strike. Ten from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 17/0

Faulkner to continue. First ball was half-volley and Smith launched that straight down the ground for a boundary! Smith nudged the second ball towards covers for no run. The third ball swung away, Smith slashed hard at it as the ball went towards third man, the fielder fired a direct throw and Smith reached just in time! Superb throw that. Tendulkar faced a dot ball off the third ball. The fourth had slight width on offer and Tendulkar worked that through covers for a boundary! Tendulkar got some room off the last ball, tried a big stroke but couldn’t connect. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 8/0

Shane Watson to bowl from the other end. Tendulkar got off the mark with a single at point. Smith worked the second ball for a single at long-on. Sachin worked the third ball towards mid-off for no run. The fourth ball nipped into the batsman, hit him on the pads and Watson followed it with a huge appeal, which was rejected by Dharamsena. The fifth ball was a short delivery that had width and Tendulkar attempted an upper cut, but failed to make any contact. Sachin worked the last ball towards covers for no run. Just two from the over, pressure building on Mumbai batsmen.

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Over 1 || Score 6/0

Dravid comes to the field to a rousing reception from the crowd. Sachin Tendulkar and Dwayne Smith to open for Mumbai Indians, James Faulkner to bowl the first over for Rajasthan Royals. The first ball swung away from Smith, no runs scored. Second ball had some bounce and Smith checked his shot at the last moment. Third ball was short and Smith got off the mark as he pulled that for a six over deep midwicket! Smith worked the fourth ball straight towards midwicket for no run. The fifth ball was a short of length ball and Smith worked that on the off-side for no run. Faulkner ended the over with a dot ball. Just six from the over.

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TOSS: Rahul Dravid won the toss and he decided to bowl first.

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MI vs RR or Tendulkar vs Dravid?

The stadium is expected to be jam-packed as the fans don’t want to miss the last chance to watch Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for one final time in a cricket match. While it would be the last match of Dravid’s professional cricket, Sachin would appear in his last match of limited overs cricket.

They weren`t sure of their place in the semis at one stage, and Mumbai Indians are now in the final and most of their batsmen are in good form at the moment. While Dwayne Smith has been their key batsman right through this series, skipper Rohit Sharma too has led from the front and has played some magnificent knocks under pressure. Little Master Sachin Tendulkar too was back in form when he scored 35 in the second semi-final against Trinidad and Tobago, where he also completed 50, 000 runs in all formats of the game. The only concern for Mumbai would be the form of their bowlers, as in the absence of their spearhead Lasith Malinga, none of the bowlers have impressed on a consistent basis, as Mitchell Johnson once again went for plenty against T&T. Mumbai will have a slight advantage over their opponents having played their previous match at Feroz Shah Kotla while Rajasthan have played all their matches on their home ground in Jaipur.

Rajasthan Royals on the other hand would be high on confidence as they are the only unbeaten team in the tournament. The Dravid-led side played all five of their matches on their home ground at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium and they entertained the home crowd by winning all of them. Ajinkya Rahane is their in-form batsman who has slammed three consecutive half-centuries, while young Sanju Samson too has impressed with his class. Rajasthan would miss Brad Hodge down the order as the Australian was injured while fielding in the second semi-final of the tournament against the Chennai Super Kings. Talking about the bowlers, Pravin Tambe has been in phenomenal form for his side and he has flummoxed the best of the batsmen with his variation.

Teams:

Mumbai (From): Sachin Tendulkar, Dwayne Smith, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harbhajan Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Pragyan Ojha, Aditya Tare, Abu Nechim, Akshar Patel, Glenn Maxwell

Rajasthan (From): Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Kevon Cooper, Dishant Yagnik(w), James Faulkner, Rahul Shukla, Pravin Tambe, Ashok Menaria, Vikramjeet Malik, Shaun Tait, Harmeet Singh



First Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:30

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