Champions League T20

Mumbai win low-scoring thriller

2011-09-26 20:55
Harbhajan Singh (AP)
Bangalore - A fight-back of epic proportions from Trinidad & Tobago nearly secured a miracle-win, but they faltered on the final delivery to hand Mumbai Indians a one-wicket victory in their Champions League Twenty20 match here on Monday.

Chasing a lowly 99 runs to win, Samuel Badree (1/14) and Ravi Rampaul (3/17) kept the Mumbai Indians' batting at bay with accurate bowling aided by spirited fielding, and regular wickets prevented the hosts from putting together a partnership of note.

With Mumbai needing 15 off the final two overs, Rampaul bowled a phenomenal six deliveries, conceding only four runs.

A nervous Mumbai succumbed to two run-outs in the 20th over, with a mixture of poor running, poor judgement and pin-point throwing.

Then, with only 2 runs required off the final ball, T&T captain, Darren Ganga inexplicably did not protect the single, and last man Yuzvendra Chahal hit the full toss with soft hands - the return to the striker's end was slightly too wide to stop the second run.

Earlier, captain Harbhajan Singh and his Mumbai Indians skittled Trinidad & Tobago for their lowest T20 total of 98 off only 16.2 overs after T&T opted to bat first.

Harbhajan ripped the heart out of Trinidad's batting line-up, dismissing Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin and Sherwin Ganga in the space of two-and-a-half overs - a collapse from which they never recovered.

Harbhajan finished with 3/22 off his four overs.


Mumbai Indians: AC Blizzard, TL Suman, AT Rayudu (wk), A Symonds, KA Pollard, R Sathish, JEC Franklin, Harbhajan Singh (capt), SL Malinga, AN Ahmed, YS Chahal

Trinidad & Tobago: LMP Simmons, AB Barath, DM Bravo, D Ramdin (wk), JN Mohammed, D Ganga (capt), S Ganga, K Cooper, S Badree, SP Narine, R Rampaul


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