Nokia Champions League T20 - Group A

Mumbai Indians v New South Wales

New South Wales won by 5 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)

"...mind you, why do you need a "proper batsman" in T20? Isn't the perfect T20 team just 10 sloggers who can bowl a bit and someone who can play backstop?" Smudgeon, if those sloggers can be slow bowlers who bowl really slow without turning the ball, all the better. Anyway Stuart Clark is neither slow nor bowls on the straight, and he is bowling to Blizzard

3.55pm We are about to start soon. "Please tell me Steve Smith is wearing a hat and not worrying about his hair!! It's really annoying!" Kane, you seem more worried about his hair than he himself. And Smudgeon stands up for Franko: "A cursory glance at his stats shows me Franklin is someone who averages 31 in T20 with a decent strike rate. Why not have him at 4?"

3.30pm Toss Mumbai have won the toss and choose to bat. "We have played good cricket in this tournament, hopefully we can finish the league phase on a good note," says Harbhajan Singh. Mumbai are unchanged.

Katich says he would have liked to bat first as well, NSW are also unchanged. For those of you who aren't tracking this tournament closely, here's the latest points table. And to be even more up to date, check out Siddhartha Talya's preview.

Ian Chappell analysing the game on Star Cricket is scoffing at Mumbai's decision to keep playing Franklin at No. 4, saying that spot should be taken by a proper batsman. Agree?

3.20pm Welcome to another double-header in the Champions League. Rain affected matches over the past couple of days in Bangalore and there were worries over weather affecting today's games in Chennai as well. The good news is it is a cloudless day, quite hot as well. Good thing the game isn't in Bangalore where it has just started to rain.

It's Mumbai Indians v New South Wales first up. We are only a couple of minutes away from the toss.

0.1

Clark to Blizzard, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, tucked away to get off the mark

0.2

Clark to Kanwar, 1 run, slowish legcutter at 126ks, pushed wide of cover-point for a single

0.3

Clark to Blizzard, no run, offcutter now, beats the outside edge of Aiden

0.4

Clark to Blizzard, no run, Clark not trying to bowl fast at all, short on the pads, can't pull it past short fine, because there is no pace available

0.5

Clark to Blizzard, OUT, the slowness strikes, 79mph, short of a length, just outside off, Blizzard wants to steer it, but is early into it, and drags it onto the stumps

AC Blizzard b Clark 1 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

"I prefer Bilzzard to Blizzard" Thanks Rohan, for making a Sunday afternoon allowance. Anyhow, Blizzard is out of the way. Rayudu is a smaller name

0.6

Clark to Rayudu, 1 run, short of a length, pushed wide of point, gets a single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 3/1 (RR: 3.00)
AT Rayudu    1* (1b)      SR Clark    1-0-3-1
S Kanwar    1* (1b)     

Mitchell Starc to bowl now. "Interesting to see that a crowd turned up for this match. That's a really good sign." Anant, can you tell me many other alternatives on a a hot and "dry" day in Chennai?

1.1

Starc to Rayudu, no run, angled across him, beats him on the cut

1.2

Starc to Rayudu, 1 wide, fuller, quicker, 137ks, wide down the leg side

1.2

Starc to Rayudu, no run, short of a length, accurate, pushed back to the bowler

1.3

Starc to Rayudu, 1 run, accurate again, no room, but they tip and run. Soft hands and good calling at work

1.4

Starc to Kanwar, FOUR, punched away for four, they will like the pace Starc offers. Short of a length, slight width, and he stands tall and smacks it between cover and cover-point

Round the wicket he goes

1.5

Starc to Kanwar, no run, cramps him up with the angle, defended back to him

1.6

Starc to Kanwar, OUT, what do you want on a hot Sunday afternoon if you are a bowler? Gentle for a full toss will do just fine. Kanwar has found point to perfection with this drive

S Kanwar c O'Keefe b Starc 5 (9m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 2 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 9/2 (RR: 4.50)
     MA Starc    1-0-6-1
AT Rayudu    2* (4b)      SR Clark    1-0-3-1

In comes Franko at 4, but Rayudu is on strike to Clark. They are a rhyming opening pair, Clark and Starc

2.1

Clark to Rayudu, OUT, Mumbai are disintegrating here. Clark gets his second. A wicket an over so far. This is shortish outside off, Rayudu plays a forceful shot, but all he manages is a thick edge towards Watson's face. Watson usually doesn't drop those. Not when self defence is involved too

AT Rayudu c Watson b Clark 2 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Kieron Pollard is in now

2.2

Clark to Pollard, no run, short again, just outside off, cut straight to point. No pace to work with

"The Chennai DJ just loves that song: I gotta a feeling." Karn, they think that's the NSW song. I remember during the World Cup, every time Ireland got a wicket, all they got was some Coldplay song

2.3

Clark to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard is off and running. Cuts this straight into the ground, and it bounces over cover to go hurtling to the fence

2.4

Clark to Pollard, 1 run, fuller now, worked around the corner for a single

"Isn't sitting home in the cool air of the air con and watching the match on your TV screen an alternative?" Kartik, given a choice, I'd prefer a nap

2.5

Clark to Franklin, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed to cover

2.6

Clark to Franklin, FOUR, too short, sits up nicely for Franklin, who gratefully pulls this away for four. Along the ground, wide of deep square

End of over 3 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 18/3 (RR: 6.00)
JEC Franklin    4* (2b 1x4)      SR Clark    2-0-12-2
KA Pollard    5* (3b 1x4)      MA Starc    1-0-6-1

3.1

Starc to Pollard, 1 run, short again, they seem to want to exploit the slowness of the pitch. Pollard is early into this pull, but this doesn't carry to the deep fielder

"Why isn't Phillip Hughes getting a game? Surely he's better suited to number three than Daniel Smith.." Scott, who'll keep wicket then? Of course Haddin would have helped. Oh well, he too has injured himself

3.2

Starc to Franklin, 1 run, short outside off, pushed wide of point for one

3.3

Starc to Pollard, 1 run, another single to point, they hit the stumps direct, the umpire goes for the third umpire, but Pollard is not the kind to be running with bat in the air. Comfortably in

3.4

Starc to Franklin, no run, length ball, angling in, pushed to short midwicket

3.5

Starc to Franklin, FOUR, slower ball, but it is too full, Franklin waits on the half-volley, and check-drives it straight down and along the ground, between mid-off and the bowler

3.6

Starc to Franklin, no run, dug in short, hardly bounces over the stumps, reaches Smith on the second bounce. This wicket is dead. It's not smart to wake up the dead

End of over 4 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 25/3 (RR: 6.25)
JEC Franklin    9* (6b 2x4)      MA Starc    2-0-13-1
KA Pollard    7* (5b 1x4)      SR Clark    2-0-12-2

Let's see if Cummins can draw some life from this pitch

4.1

Cummins to Pollard, no run, first ball is quick, hit uppishly to wards mid-on, bounces well short

4.2

Cummins to Pollard, 1 run, full, 91mph, pushed with soft hands, takes a single to mid-on

4.3

Cummins to Franklin, 1 run, length ball, on off, Franklin gets an inside edge for a single. More of a toe-end really. Stayed a touch low

4.4

Cummins to Pollard, no run, slower ball, 111ks, Pollard plays across it, big shout for lbw, but it is going down the leg side

4.5

Cummins to Pollard, OUT, Pollard goes. Big heave-ho. He wanted to send this to Pondicherry. Instead Pollard can himself go there now. Straight length ball, he stays deep in the crease and slogs across it. The stumps are splayed. Perhaps that's why captains don't want him to bat too many overs? Mikey Holding will approve

KA Pollard b Cummins 8 (13m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

"I've seen Phil Hughes wicketkeep for NSW before in trial T20 matches. And he was solid, taking the ball comfortably, no byes and even taking a few diving dismissals down the leg side. That's not something you see Daniel Smith doing too often (I guess, his size doesn't help)" Jordan, please don't make fun of fat men. In comes Andrew Symonds

4.6

Cummins to Symonds, no run, length ball on off, defended to mid-off

End of over 5 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 27/4 (RR: 5.40)
A Symonds    0* (1b)      PJ Cummins    1-0-2-1
JEC Franklin    10* (7b 2x4)      MA Starc    2-0-13-1

"Every now and then SRT gets a bumrap for not sending Pollard in earlier. For the 2010 final, yes, he should have been sent earlier. But, in other times, when rebuilding is required, Pollard really loses his value." Yes Karn, perhaps we give Pollard too much credit

5.1

Clark to Franklin, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed to cover

Clark has had a change of ends by the way

5.2

Clark to Franklin, no run, short of a length, middle and off, pushed back

5.3

Clark to Franklin, 1 run, fuller, driven wide of mid-off for one

5.4

Clark to Symonds, no run, short of a length, slow, around off, pushed to cover

5.5

Clark to Symonds, no run, stays low, and deadly accurate too, Symonds does well to get the bat down in time

5.6

Clark to Symonds, no run, Huge lbw shout, Clarke is accurate as always, Symonds plays down the wrong line, the slight offcut raps him on the pads. Surely it couldn't have been bouncing over? Waiting for replays yo see if it was going down the leg side. That was hitting leg. Symonds has survived. I couldn't really see how he could be given not-out. Umpire Tarapore disagrees

End of over 6 (1 run) Mumbai Indians 28/4 (RR: 4.66)
A Symonds    0* (4b)      SR Clark    3-0-13-2
JEC Franklin    11* (10b 2x4)      PJ Cummins    1-0-2-1

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6.1

Cummins to Franklin, no run, length, on off, defended with an open face

6.2

Cummins to Franklin, no run, slower ball, takes an age to arrive, 105ks, defended to point

6.3

Cummins to Franklin, no run, fuller now, around off, 148ks, defended to cover

6.4

Cummins to Franklin, no run, rapped on the pads, beating him for the pace, but this is clearly pitched outside leg

6.5

Cummins to Franklin, no run, quick, at length, on off, pushed to cover

6.6

Cummins to Franklin, no run, slower now, Franko check-drives to cover to end a maiden over

End of over 7 (maiden) Mumbai Indians 28/4 (RR: 4.00)
JEC Franklin    11* (16b 2x4)      PJ Cummins    2-1-2-1
A Symonds    0* (4b)      SR Clark    3-0-13-2

7.1

Clark to Symonds, no run, short of a length, outside off, stays low, beats his cut

7.2

Clark to Symonds, no run, deadly accurate again, no room, pushed to mid-on

Keeper comes up now

7.3

Clark to Symonds, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-off for the first run in 12 balls

Round the wicket to Franklin

7.4

Clark to Franklin, 1 run, cut to point, just wide, gets a single

"Phil Hughes was a keeper/batsman all through his junior cricket. He was a very good keeper then, and I'm assuming his skills could be brought up to an acceptable standard pretty quickly. I reckon he would be much better value to NSW than D. Smith as keeper/no. 3." Brett, is it possible that Katich just doesn't want to play the man who pushed him out of the national contracts?

7.5

Clark to Symonds, no run, looks to drive on the up, the ball doesn't come on, mistimed to mid-off

7.6

Clark to Symonds, no run, looks to turn this down to third man but is beaten. Late into the shot

End of over 8 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 30/4 (RR: 3.75)
A Symonds    1* (9b)      SR Clark    4-0-15-2
JEC Franklin    12* (17b 2x4)      PJ Cummins    2-1-2-1

Moises Henriques to bowl now

8.1

Henriques to Franklin, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back

8.2

Henriques to Franklin, no run, cut away this time, but can't get it past point

8.3

Henriques to Franklin, 2 runs, stops at him again, pushed to mid-off for one, and the overthrow from Warner allows them a second

8.4

Henriques to Franklin, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to point

8.5

Henriques to Franklin, FOUR, Nice shot from. This is a mere push, with the angle, to one short of a length, but it is timed superbly between mid-on and midwicket

8.6

Henriques to Franklin, no run, fuller now, no room, pushed to cover

End of over 9 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 36/4 (RR: 4.00)
JEC Franklin    18* (23b 3x4)      MC Henriques    1-0-6-0
A Symonds    1* (9b)      SR Clark    4-0-15-2

Steve O'Keefe comes on

9.1

O'Keefe to Symonds, 1 run, flighted on off, pushed to mid-on for one

9.2

O'Keefe to Franklin, 1 run, full, just outside off, tips and runs

9.3

O'Keefe to Symonds, 1 run, pushed to long-off for a single

9.4

O'Keefe to Franklin, no run, pulls the length back now, defended back

9.5

O'Keefe to Franklin, no run, floated across hi, beats the outside edge, Smith takes the bails off, but the back foot is back after momentarily having slid it out

9.6

O'Keefe to Franklin, FOUR, superb effort from Steven Smith at long-off, diving full length to his left, but his momentum carries him over the ropes. A lovely drive from Franklin, just to the right of O'Keefe, along the ground. Franko is giving Mumbai a target to bowl at

End of over 10 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 43/4 (RR: 4.30)
JEC Franklin    23* (27b 4x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-7-0
A Symonds    3* (11b)      MC Henriques    1-0-6-0

10.1

Henriques to Symonds, 1 run, dabbed away for a single behind square

10.2

Henriques to Franklin, 1 run, the long ball, bowled from behind the stumps, pushed to mid-off for one

10.3

Henriques to Symonds, no run, accurate, no room, stays low, pushed to midwicket

10.4

Henriques to Symonds, 1 run, steered to third man for one

"Surely Katich wouldn't jeopardise his team's chances of winning by holding personal grudges. It is not exactly Phil Hughes who called for his axing anyway." That makes sense, Eddie, but I was just trying to stir up a few conspiracy theories

10.5

Henriques to Franklin, no run, another desperate dive from Smith, this time he fields cleanly at point

10.6

Henriques to Franklin, no run, accurate around off, watchfully played to cover

End of over 11 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 46/4 (RR: 4.18)
JEC Franklin    24* (30b 4x4)      MC Henriques    2-0-9-0
A Symonds    5* (14b)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-7-0

11.1

O'Keefe to Symonds, FOUR, flat, quick, cut away, using the pace of the bowler, gets a rare boundary

11.2

O'Keefe to Symonds, no run, tossed up on off, appeal for lbw, they think it is pad first, but the umpire thinks it is the bat first. The two entities were pretty close to each other. Replays show it hit the pad first, and quite in front

11.3

O'Keefe to Symonds, OUT, doesn't matter, O'Keefe doesn't need the umpire for this. Symonds gives him the wild charge, O'Keefe fires this in, beats him in the flight, hits the top of off

A Symonds b O'Keefe 9 (26m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

"can anyone tell me the real value of a commentator chatting with a player on the field or the umpire, while the game is on ? i always thought it distracts the players/ umpires (it certainly distracts me, a viewer !) and the questions are mostly banal." Kalyanaraman, you are seriously out of place here. You are not allowed to ask sensible questions in the Indian leagues. Here's R Sathish

11.4

O'Keefe to Sathish, no run, starts with a forward-defensive

Silly point is in

11.5

O'Keefe to Sathish, no run, another push off the front foot

11.6

O'Keefe to Sathish, 1 leg bye, this is a touch too straight, and they take a leg-bye

End of over 12 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 51/5 (RR: 4.25)
R Sathish    0* (3b)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-11-1
JEC Franklin    24* (30b 4x4)      MC Henriques    2-0-9-0

"It's a tad embarrassing when the commentators are cluing as to why Watto isn't bowling... CA imposed a bowling ban on him for the CLt20 to keep him protected for international duties." James, that makes complete sense, but I never asked that question. I refuse to feel embarrassed

12.1

Henriques to Sathish, no run, wild slog across the line, beaten by a slower one outside the line of off

12.2

Henriques to Sathish, 1 run, smartly played, opening the face late, but the third man is fine

12.3

Henriques to Franklin, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to third man for one

12.4

Henriques to Sathish, no run, opens the face on this, can't beat point

"Sid Monga, you sound like you are working for India TV ;D (I don't know how you cannot take offence from that)" In fact, Karn, working successfully for India TV is one of my few unrealised ambitions. Are you reading, India TV?

12.5

Henriques to Sathish, FOUR, Sathish counterattacks, but this is not the slog. This is a proper drive down the ground, over mid-on

12.6

Henriques to Sathish, FOUR, Sathish strikes again, this time with a cover-drive, a hefty one, between short cover and extra cover. That wasn't a big gap

End of over 13 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 61/5 (RR: 4.69)
R Sathish    9* (8b 2x4)      MC Henriques    3-0-19-0
JEC Franklin    25* (31b 4x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-11-1

13.1

O'Keefe to Franklin, no run, tossed up on off, defended

13.2

O'Keefe to Franklin, 1 run, Franklin chips down the track to chip this towards long-off for one

13.3

O'Keefe to Sathish, 1 run, swept around the corner for a single

13.4

O'Keefe to Franklin, no run, another floater, beating him with the arm, doesn't hold its line outside off

13.5

O'Keefe to Franklin, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked away for a single

13.6

O'Keefe to Sathish, no run, full on off, pushed back to him

End of over 14 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 64/5 (RR: 4.57)
R Sathish    10* (10b 2x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-14-1
JEC Franklin    27* (35b 4x4)      MC Henriques    3-0-19-0

Starc comes back

14.1

Starc to Franklin, no run, length ball on off, pushed back to him

14.2

Starc to Franklin, no run, stays low outside off, beats the cut

14.3

Starc to Franklin, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed to deep cover for one

"Oh I wasn't referring too you, I meant Ian Chappel and Ravi Shastri :) However, I got that information from a cricinfo article, so maybe you should feel embarrassed !" Oh I just heard Chappelli go again. He doesn't read Cricinfo. And James, I am still not embarrassed because I never raised the question why Watto isn't bowling. In fact I didn't even notice it!

14.4

Starc to Sathish, 2 runs, low full toss, chipped over the bowler's head, gives them enough time to come back for two

14.5

Starc to Sathish, no run, looks to pull, the ball stays low, inside-edges into his pad

By the way, he is bowling round the stumps

14.6

Starc to Sathish, no run, looks to make room, is cramped, hits to point, where Smith has been superb today

End of over 15 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 67/5 (RR: 4.46)
R Sathish    12* (13b 2x4)      MA Starc    3-0-16-1
JEC Franklin    28* (38b 4x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-14-1

15.1

O'Keefe to Franklin, 1 run, worked into the on side for a single

15.2

O'Keefe to Sathish, 2 runs, nice chip shot, over extra cover, never tired to hit too hard

15.3

O'Keefe to Sathish, no run, now the reverse-sweep, connects thin air

15.4

O'Keefe to Sathish, OUT, The slowness again. Can't just hit through the line. Sathish tries once again, and only manages to find long-on. Still, a busy hand from him nonetheless

R Sathish c SPD Smith b O'Keefe 14 (13m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Captain Harbhajan is in

15.5

O'Keefe to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, sneaks in a leg-before, running right between the fielder and the stumps, but he didn't intentionally change his direction for the purpose

15.6

O'Keefe to Franklin, 1 run, length ball, on off, Franklin keeps ticking the singles over, this time to midwicket

End of over 16 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 72/6 (RR: 4.50)
JEC Franklin    30* (40b 4x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    4-0-18-2
Harbhajan Singh    0* (1b)      MA Starc    3-0-16-1

"Has anyone asked why Steven Smith isn't bowling? Or do they know it's because he's awful?" Tim, must be resume the Smith bashing all over again? At least he is a useful fielder for T20s

16.1

Henriques to Franklin, no run, short of a length, pushed to cover, can't get the single

16.2

Henriques to Franklin, 1 run, steered away to third man for a single

16.3

Henriques to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed to midwicket for one

16.4

Henriques to Franklin, no run, length again, but pushed straight to the straightish midwicket

16.5

Henriques to Franklin, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, steered to third man

"Steve O'Keefe, take a bow. It astounds me that you are not in the national side. And he's got a full head of hair, unlike that Lyon fellow..." Bill, if you were in India, you could do with some goodies from Lion Nathan today

16.6

Henriques to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, pushed towards extra cover where Katich puts in a diving save

End of over 17 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 76/6 (RR: 4.47)
Harbhajan Singh    2* (3b)      MC Henriques    4-0-23-0
JEC Franklin    32* (44b 4x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    4-0-18-2

Summins comes back

17.1

Cummins to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, short, slower ball, pulled to fine leg for one

17.2

Cummins to Franklin, 1 run, Franklin tries to force the pace, but can't time this well as it stops in the surface. He manages a single to long-on

17.3

Cummins to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Bouncer now, at 135ks, through him before his bat comes up for the pull

17.4

Cummins to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gets the length ball, times it well, but picks extra cover to precision

17.5

Cummins to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, slower short ball, and Harbhajan picks this early to drag this from outside off and pull it for four to midwicket. Desperately needed it was

17.6

Cummins to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slower again, but this time fuller, Harbhajan aborts the big shot and defends

End of over 18 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 82/6 (RR: 4.55)
Harbhajan Singh    6* (8b 1x4)      PJ Cummins    3-1-7-1
JEC Franklin    33* (45b 4x4)      MC Henriques    4-0-23-0

"This Steve Smith bashing is very reminiscent of the bashing that Watson used to get (myself included). How wrong we were!!! If history tells us anything - Learn from your mistakes and give Smith a chance." Alex, I don't like bringing players down, but comparisons with Watto might be pushing it a bit

18.1

Starc to Franklin, FOUR, Franklin hits four too. Important runs. This is short, regulation pace, and he upper-cuts it over point

18.2

Starc to Franklin, 1 run, fuller this time, punched to deep cover for one

Round the stumps

18.3

Starc to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, short, angled into him, rolls his fingers on it, pulled away for one

18.4

Starc to Franklin, 1 run, length ball, looks to slog, doesn't time it, gets a single

18.5

Starc to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, MI will take these. Harbhajan frees up the front leg and heaves, inside-edges it for four, fine of fine leg

18.6

Starc to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, short, pulled away, but he has three men patrolling the on-side boundary. Just the single

End of over 19 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 94/6 (RR: 4.94)
Harbhajan Singh    12* (11b 2x4)      MA Starc    4-0-28-1
JEC Franklin    39* (48b 5x4)      PJ Cummins    3-1-7-1

"I am a big fan of Patrick Cummins. In fact, if he is ever dropped, I'll have to pay homage to the greatest cricket banner of all time - "No Cummins, no goings". Hopefully he has a more auspicious career than dear old Anderson!" Brett, if he starts swinging the ball to go with his excellent pace, you will not find too many chances to display that banner

19.1

Cummins to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, slower ball, Bhajan slogs, gets a top edge that hangs up in the air and falls short of leg-side boundary riders

19.2

Cummins to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, another slog, gets a single to long-on

19.3

Cummins to Franklin, no run, slower again, 106ks, beats Franklin's attempt to slog this

19.4

Cummins to Franklin, 1 run, length ball, on the pads, can't get under it, drives it to long-on for one

19.5

Cummins to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, short ball, doesn't come up at all, Bhajan bottom edges it not far from the stumps, Harbhajan tries the single, although he knows he is not going to make it. He gives up half way through, and Cummins hits the stumps direct. At least he has brought Franklin back on strike. Don't know if it is that wise a thing to do to keep Malinga off strike? I mean this is a strange tournament

Harbhajan Singh run out 15 (16m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

19.6

Cummins to Franklin, 2 runs, misfielded at extra cover by Katich, that will allow them to come back for two and bring up the 100

So Mumbai huff and puff their way to three figures. This is a pitch deader than dead. You just can't time the ball. James Franklin chose to slug it out for 42 off 51, or it would have been much worse for Mumbai. Stuart Clark was expected to do well on such a pitch, but Patrick Cummins' pace was refreshing to see as usual. Clark says, "Patrick is a superstar in the making." Amen. The world can do with raw pace. Do join us for the chase

End of over 20 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 100/7
JEC Franklin    42* (51b 5x4)      PJ Cummins    4-1-13-1
SL Malinga    0* (0b)      MA Starc    4-0-28-1
Tournament Results
RCB v Mum Indians at Chennai - Oct 9, 2011
Mum Indians won by 31 runs
Mum Indians v Somerset at Chennai - Oct 8, 2011
Mum Indians won by 10 runs
RCB v NSW at Bangalore - Oct 7, 2011
RCB won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
RCB v South Aust at Bangalore - Oct 5, 2011
RCB won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Somerset v Warriors at Bangalore - Oct 5, 2011
Somerset won by 12 runs
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Oct 2, 2011

James Franklin plays the pull, Mumbai Indians v New South Wales, CLT20, Chennai, October 2, 2011

James Franklin plays the pull

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Oct 2, 2011

Aiden Blizzard is bowled by Stuart Clark, Mumbai Indians v New South Wales, CLT20, Chennai, October 2, 2011

Aiden Blizzard is bowled by Stuart Clark

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