CL T20, 2nd semi-final: Mumbai Indians vs Trinidad and Tobago - As it happened...

Last Updated: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 19:09

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Mumbai Indians innings:

Over 19.1 || Score 157/4

Simmons to bowl the last over. The first ball was a full-toss and Karthik launched that over wide of long-off for a Six! Mumbai Indians have won the match by six wickets and they have advanced to the final of the Champions League which they’ll play against Rajasthan Royals!

Dinesh Karthik 33* (21b) Kioron Pollard 2* (3b)

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Over 19 || Score 150/4

14 needed from 12 balls, Rampaul to bowl his final over. First ball was short and Karthik charged down the wicket and smashed that over deep square leg for a Six! Second ball took an outside edge and rushed past first slip for a boundary! 4 needed off 10 balls. Karthik played the third ball back to the bowler for no run. Karthik defended the fourth ball for no run and then took a single at square leg for a square leg. Rampaul ended the over with a dot ball. Ten runs from the over and 3 required off the last six balls.

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Over 18 || Score 140/4

Mumbai now need 17 runs from the last three overs, Narine to bowl his final over. And guess what, Karthik was dropped by Karthik off the first ball! And the match might have slipped out of Trinidad’s hands, but Narine bowled Rohit Sharma! Three runs from the over, Narine ends his outstanding spell.

RG Sharma b Narine 25 (22b)

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Over 17 || Score 137/3

Stewart to bowl his second over. Third ball was pitched short and Sharma pulled it for a six over midwicket. Karthik got some room off the fifth ball and played a cut shot past the fielder at point for a boundary! 13 runs from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 124/3

Narine to bowl his third over. Another good over from Narine, just five runs from it.

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Over 15 || Score 119/3

Rampaul brought into the attack. Just four from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 115/3

Ottley into his third over. Rohit Sharma smashed the third ball straight down the ground for a six! Sharma also worked the last ball through wide of long-off for another boundary! 13 runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 102/3

Badree brought back into the attack, Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. Karthik got off the mark in style as he worked the first ball through covers for a boundary, six runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 96/3

Narine brought back into the attack, Ambati Rayudu has been promoted up the order. And he has been dismissed for a first-ball duck by Narine! It spun away from Rayudu and he had no clue whatsoever. Smith edged the fourth ball that went between the keeper and first slip for four runs! Very unfortunate for Narine. But Narine had the last laugh as Smith attempted a big sweep and the ball knocked the stumps, Smith is bowled! Just six runs from the over and two big wickets for Narine.

DR Smith b Narine 59 (38b)

AT Rayudu c Ramdin b Narine 0 (1b)

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Over 11 || Score 90/1

Simmons brought back into the attack. The second ball was smashed by Smnith over long-on for a flat Six! With that six, Smith also reached his half-century off just 33 balls. Simmons got the first breakthrough as Tendulkar edged one to the keeper! 11 runs from the over.

SR Tendulkar c Ramdin b Simmons 35 (31b)

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Over 10 || Score 79/0

Stewart brought into the attack. Last ball had some width on offer and Smith just used the pace and worked it through backward point for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 72/0

Simmons brought into the attack. The first ball was short and Smith pulled that powerfully through midwicket for a boundary! The third ball had some width on offer and Tendulkar played a late cut as the ball ran past third man for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 62/0

Otlley to bowl his second over. Tendulkar scored a single off the first ball and with it reached 50,000 runs in all formats! The fifth ball was pitched short and Smith pulled through midwicket for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 52/0

Sunil Narine brought into the attack. Just three runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 49/0

Ottley brought into the attack. Tendulkar opened his arms off the second ball and launched it high over long-on for a Six! Sachin then followed it with a six over extra-cover! The spectators have gone berserk! Excellent over for Mumbai, 16 runs from it.

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Over 5 || Score 33/0

Badree to continue. Smith attempted a big stroke, got an inside edge towards deep square leg for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 26/0

Rampaul to continue. The fourth ball was short of length and Tendulkar worked that off the back foot for a boundary straight down the ground. Five runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 21/0

Badree to continue. After facing two dot balls, Smith launched the third over long-on for a Six! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 14/0

Ravi Rampaul to bowl from the other end. The first ball was too wide and Smith lifted that straight down the ground for a boundary! The third ball had some room on offer again and Smith worked that handsomely off the backfoot through point for another boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 5/0

Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar to open for Mumbai Indians, Samuel Badree to bowl the first over. Badree got off the mark of the second ball with a single towards long-on. Tendulkar too got off the mark with a single towards square leg. Smith took another single off the fifth ball towards midwicket. Tendulkar took a couple off the last ball. Five from the first over.

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Trinidad & Tobago innings:

Over 20 || Score 153/5

Coulter-Nile to bowl the final over. Pooran tried a big stroke off the second ball and hit it straight to Rayudu at long-off, Pooran is OUT! Navin Stewart was the new man in but he failed to hit any big strokes and now Mumbai Indians need 154 runs to advance into the final! Rohit Sharma and his boys chased down 149 in just 13.2 over in the previous encounter but it won’t be that easy today as Trinidad have a renowned mystery spinner – Sunil Narine who has been outstanding right through this tournament.

N Pooran c Rayudu b Coulter-Nile 15 (14b)

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Over 19 || Score 147/4

Dhawan to bowl the penultimate over. Fifth ball was full and Ottley once again smashed that straight down the ground for a six! The last ball took an inside edge off Ottley’s bat and ran past short fine leg for a boundary! 16 runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 131/4

Coulter-Nile to bowl his third over. Third delivery was a slow ball and Nicolas Pooran smashed that over long-off for a huge six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 122/4

Pollard to bowl his third over. The last ball was aimed at the pads and Ottley flicked that through square leg for a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 114/4

Johnson who has given 23 runs from two overs is brought back into the attack. The first ball was full and wide and Ramdin smashed that past point for a boundary! Johnson finally struck when Ramdin after facing two dot balls, tried to make some room for himself and his off-stump was uprooted, Ramdin is bowled! Eight runs from the over.

D Ramdin b Johnson 9 (8b)

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Over 15 || Score 106/3

Ojha brought back into the attack. Four runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 102/3

Pollard brought back into the attack. As he usually does, he stopped during his delivery stride. Lewis wanted to turn the first ball on the leg side, but mistimed it back to the bowler, Lewis is OUT! An entertaining innings from Lewis comes to an end. Skipper Denesh Ramdin comes to the crease. Nine runs from the over.

E Lewis c & b Pollard 62 (46b)

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Over 13 || Score 93/2

Dhawan brought back into the attack. Three runs came off the first five balls, the last ball was a half-volley and Ottley smashed that straight down the ground for a Six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 84/2

Coulter-Nile into his second over. Another good over for Mumbai, just two runs from it.

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Over 11 || Score 82/2

Ojha to continue. The second ball had flight and Lewis swept that over deep midwicket for a Six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 73/2

Bhajji to bowl his final over. The last ball had some width on offer and Lewis played a cut shot that went between short third man and the fielder at point for a boundary! Lewis has reached his half-century off just 34 balls! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 64/2

Pragyan Ojha brought into the attack. And he strikes first ball, Bravo is stumped! It was bowled down the leg side and Bravo was outside his crease when Karthik removed the bails. That wicket also ends the 48-run stand between these two. Yannick Ottley is the new man in. Excellent over, three runs and a wicket for Ojha.

DM Bravo st Karthik b Ojha 14 (16b)

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Over 8 || Score 61/1

Harbhajan into his third over. The fourth ball was slightly full and Lewis smashed that straight down the ground and despite Pollard’s brilliant effort, it went for a Six! The last ball was short of length and Lewis this time spanked that over long-off for a flat six! 14 runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 47/1

Kieron Pollard brought into the attack. Another good over, just two runs from it. Five runs have come off the last two overs, some pressure for the T&T batsmen.

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Over 6 || Score 45/1

Coulter-Nile brought into the attack. Superb over, just three runs from it.

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Over 5 || Score 42/1

Rishi Dhawan brought into the attack. Just two runs came off the first five balls but then Lewis slapped the last ball straight down the ground for a boundary! Six runs from the over. T&T have exploded in the power play so far!

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Over 4 || Score 36/1

Bhajji to continue. Bravo smashed the second ball over covers for a boundary! Last ball was a length delivery and Bravo launched that over long-on for a Massive Six! That six spoils a decent over, ten runs from it.

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Over 3 || Score 26/1

Johnson to continue, Darren Bravo is the new man in. Lewis smashed the second ball over point for a boundary! Trinidad scored 4 runs extra after Pollard’s throw hit the stumps and went for four runs. Fifth ball had some width again and Lewis spanked that over point for another boundary! 12 from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 14/1

Surprise! Harbhajan Singh to bowl the second over. The move has worked as Bhajji strikes! The fourth delivery was full and Simmons hit that straight to midwicket and Simmons is OUT! Just two runs from the over. Excellent start from Harbhajan.

LMP Simmons c Smith b Harbhajan Singh 0 (4b)

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Over 1 || Score 12/0

Mitchell Johnson to bowl the first over, Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis to open for T&T. Third delivery swung away took an edge and ran past first slip for a boundary! The fourth ball was extremely wide and Lewis went after it as it sailed over third man for a Six! 12 runs from the first over.

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Toss: Mumbai won the toss and Rohit Sharma decided to bowl first.

Mumbai Indians won their previous match against Perth Scorchers in emphatic style as they chased down a decent total of 149 runs in just 13.2 overs even though they needed to chase it in 14.2 to qualify for the semis. Apart from Tendulkar, who fell for a second-ball duck, all of the Mumbai batsmen were in-form as their skipper Rohit Sharma guided them to a much-needed win. Opener Dwayne Smith who has scored 63* and 48 in the last two matches will once again be a key wicket as he often gets his side to a rollicking start through his lusty blows. The only concern for Mumbai would be the form of Tendulkar as well as their bowlers. In absence of Malinga, the bowlers have been pretty ordinary in the series and today would be a big day for someone like Mitchell Johnson to prove that he still has what it requires to be a permanent member of the Australian squad.

Trinidad and Tobago are the only IPL team to have made it to the top four of the tournament. They too would be high on confidence after they convincingly defeated a champion side like the Chennai Super Kings. Led by Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine, their bowling attack did a wonderful job by restricting Chennai’s star-studded batting line-up to just 118 runs. Capitalising on the effort made by the bowlers, Trinidad openers Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis got their side to a great start as they added 79 runs for the first wicket off just 10.1 overs. They would be hoping for a similar performance against Mumbai, who are equally confident to seal their ticket for the final.

The winner will be up against the Rajasthan Royals who thrashed Chennai Super Kings in the second semi-final to advance in the final scheduled to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday.



First Published: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 23:39

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