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Mumbai claim dramatic win

2012-05-06 16:51

Mumbai - West Indian Dwayne Smith smashed 14 runs off the last three balls to help Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by two wickets in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.

Smith scored an unbeaten 24 and hit Australia's Ben Hilfenhaus for a straight six and two consecutive boundaries to guide Mumbai Indians to 174-8 after Super Kings had finished at 173-8.

Sachin Tendulkar (74) and Rohit Sharma (60) had kept Mumbai on course with a 126-run second wicket stand off 81 balls before Super Kings hit back strongly and took seven wickets for 25 runs.

The victory kept Mumbai Indians at third place with 14 points while Super Kings are fourth with 11. Delhi Daredevils lead the nine-team league with 16 points.

Scores:

Mumbai Indians 174-8 in 20 overs (Sachin Tendulkar 74, Rohit Sharma 60, Dwayne Smith 24 not out; Ravindra Jadeja 2-12, Ben Hilfenhaus 2-34, Dwayne Bravo 2-39) def. Chennai Super Kings 173-8 in 20 overs (Murali Vijay 41, Dwayne Bravo 40, Suresh Raina 36; Lasith Malinga 3-25, RP Singh 3-28).

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