Mumbai Indians v T&T, 2nd semi-final, CLT20, Delhi

Smith puts Mumbai in all-IPL final

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

October 5, 2013

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Mumbai Indians 157 for 4 (Smith 59, Narine 3-17) beat Trinidad & Tobago 153 for 5 (Lewis 62, Ottley 41*) by six wickets
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Sachin Tendulkar raises the bat after reaching 50000 career runs, Trinidad & Tobago v Mumbai Indians, Champions League 2013, 2nd Semi-Final, Delhi, October 5, 2013
Sachin Tendulkar got to 50,000 runs in all recognised cricket © BCCI
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Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar provided the searing start that set Mumbai Indians on course for a second Champions League T20 final in three years, a final which will now be an all-IPL affair. Smith bludgeoned 59 from 38 as the pair made 90 together in 11 overs, in pursuit of T&T's middling 153 for 5. Though the openers' demise in the space of an over comprised a stutter, they had done enough to ensure the middle order could see out the dangerous Sunil Narine, and complete a straightforward victory, made easier by the injury to Rayad Emrit, who hurt his shoulder in the first over.

Nathan Coulter-Nile had earlier been instrumental in subduing T&T, who had their own blazing start courtesy Evin Lewis' 46-ball 62. Coulter-Nile conceded only 20 in his four overs, in which he also took one wicket, while both Kieron Pollard and Pragyan Ojha also took one apiece and gave away less than a run a ball in their three-over spells.

Smith bludgeoned one back past the bowler and struck one sweetly in front of point to begin his onslaught, in the second over, and then, having ambled to three off seven balls, Tendulkar found form for the first time in the tournament. A crisp straight drive on the up off Rampaul was a throwback to his heyday, but the slog over long-on and a back-away inside-out drive that yielded consecutive sixes soon after were more a product of the present age than a bygone one.

The pair took 49 runs from the Powerplay, but even the onset of spin only brought a slight dip in the run rate, as they were only made to deal with one over from Sunil Narine, even as they took the game away from T&T. Tendulkar crossed the 50,000-run aggregate for recognised cricket across all formats in the eighth over, to the crowd's delight, while Smith doled out boundaries fashioned from power and touch in equal measure.

Tendulkar was caught behind for 35 from 31, before Narine struck twice in the following over, to give rise to T&T hopes, but Mumbai needed only 58 runs from the last eight overs, and Dinesh Karthik's unbeaten 33 ensured not even Narine would derail the chase. A six over extra cover off Lendl Simmons off the first ball of the 20th over sealed the victory.

Lewis' first boundary in T&T's innings was off a Mitchell Johnson edge through second slip, but he slapped the next one over the third-man boundary and rarely erred again until his demise. Lewis took a liking to Johnson's next over as well, carving two off side boundaries off it, but though Darren Bravo's early strokeplay suggested he too had the Mumbai attack's measure, he walked past Pragyan Ojha's legside wide to have himself stumped for 14.

Having hit 61 off the first eight overs, T&T slowed significantly against Ojha, Coulter-Nile and Pollard, who bowled tight lines and mixed up their pace to good effect on a dry Delhi surface. Yannick Ottley's unbeaten 41 off 30 pushed T&T beyond 150, which seemed a competitive total despite the mediocre returns from the middle overs, but with one bowler down and the remaining quicks far from their best on the night, T&T could not deny the IPL champions.

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Posted by   on (October 7, 2013, 14:59 GMT)

Thank You Sachin + Dravid; 2 of the best cricketer's one will ever see. You guys will be missed.

Posted by Cricketfan11111 on (October 7, 2013, 13:33 GMT)

In Champions league or whatever name you call it, the players should play for their home team and franchises should not penalise them monetarily.

Posted by Cricketfan11111 on (October 7, 2013, 11:55 GMT)

@Gagg, with just one IPL team participating, the competition won't be viable due to lack of interest from Indian fans. With multiple teams from few countries and single team from other countries, the competition loses it's credibility as a champions league. Champions leaque cricket in parallel to champions league football will never work.

Only alternative is to completely revamp the competition. As I commented on another article all 8 IPL teams + 8 champions invited from other countries will not be a bad idea. It will be india inviting other countries and treating all the guests equally. 4groups of 4 teams play the group stage. 2 IPL teams + 2 non IPL teams in each group. Then QF, SF and finals will make 31 matches played for 3 weeks, the same duration as the current so called champions league.

Posted by   on (October 6, 2013, 16:05 GMT)

how T&T lost the plot? they were short of 40 runs, how?

ottley - 41 off 3o balls. it in a semi-final he should have batted well. 55 off 30 balls was good Ramdin wasted 8 balls and took 9 runs. expected at least 20 from 8 balls

Pooran wasted 14 balls took 15...should have taken 30 runs out of 14 balls

Stewart 2 runs off 2 balls ...a late six was expected

add 14+11+15+4 =44

Posted by JustIPL on (October 6, 2013, 11:51 GMT)

As the little master hits another milestone, Lewis and Ottley announced themselves to the world. Their heroic innings will be remembered by cricket lovers in the future. They were so brave on one hand Johnson, Pollard, Nile, Ojha, Bhajji and on the other hand these two youngsters 21 & 22 yrs of age.

Posted by   on (October 6, 2013, 11:20 GMT)

The 'Plays" section refers to "Vintage Tendulkar". Just ONE vintage shot does NOT bring back the vintage Tendulkar.

Hope, Sachin is sensible enough to make the best use of his 200th Test (the kind of opportunity he missed immediately after the ODI World Cup win), for 'riding into the sunset' of international cricket..."The greatest living cricketer" enjoying his post retirement days; that's the image I would like to preserve and cherish. Not a struggling caricature! When I saw Brian Lara on the TV screen, that desire got furtherintensified.

Posted by Shajahan.P on (October 6, 2013, 8:24 GMT)

DK played 13 innings in the IPL at 1 down. Why DK is degraded to no 5?? If he plays well that would be problem for Rohit in team India. Great game MI captain.

Posted by Gagg on (October 6, 2013, 7:31 GMT)

Insult_2_Injury yes it is, but it shouldn't be called the champions trophy. I personally would love to see a proper champions trophy where only one team from the 8 test playing nations play. As it is it's just IPL 2 with a few token teams stripped of their good players.

Posted by   on (October 6, 2013, 7:29 GMT)

it was a match T&T could win easily. they were short of 20 runs. batsmen (Bravo, Ramdin, pooran and ottley) forgot that they are playing a semi-final. Poooran batting was poor and he is not suited to t20 cricket. ramdin is never a captain material and even he does not know how to bat.

it is hard to believe, pooran and co. could not clear small boundary that even SRT cleared with easel. It is difficult to be a WI fan because these irresponsible players always let us loose. Poor carribeans, no confidence and fighting spirits.it is funny to watch Ramdins sorry figure.

Posted by   on (October 6, 2013, 6:56 GMT)

@Dravid_Gravitas your comments make sense this time around ,but u don't apply same logic to Laxman or Dravid vs Sachin..U bring excuses to say Dravid or Laxman were better than Sachin..Simply accept Sachin had far superior ODI career than other 2 & Sachin has slightly superior record than Dravid in Tests. Winning or losing is not player's responsibility in a team game of 11 players. I am Paki & Inzi is my favorite batsman & despite the fact that 70% of Inzamam's test 100's are match winning, I don't rate him among top 20 batsmen. Lara's 60% 100's won games for WI in Walsh & Ambrose era but none of his 7 100's were match winning afterwards. WHY.Bcz in WI great bowler's era, avg total against WI was 240..Avg total's against Pk have been 250 despite playing on so called dead pitches but avg totals against Ind have been 300..A batsman's job is to enable team to achieve par total & it is bowler's job to defend par totals..All Indian batters have had to be content with poor Indian bowling

Posted by jimbond on (October 6, 2013, 6:39 GMT)

I have always considered players like Dwayne Smith extremely talented and capable of doing well with both bat and ball in all forms of the game. It is strange that the WI board has not found a way to channelise this talent. I also wonder why other talents like Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Adrian Barath have gone off the radar.

Posted by Shan156 on (October 6, 2013, 6:14 GMT)

@@gsingh7, CSK is the most successful IPL team and you call that team a pretender? They are the only team to reach at least the semi-finals of all IPLs so far. In fact, they have failed to reach the finals only once. Now, compare that to the record of the 2 CLT20 finalists this year and you will see who is the better team overall. The main reason for CSK's success is their captain. Nohit Sharma is not a patch on Dhoni. No team can win all the time and CSK failed to win the IPL or reach the finals of the CLT20 this year. Your comments merely exposes your lack of cricketing knowledge. It is true that they played poorly in their last 2 games. Especially, their running between the wickets has been poor (Vijay, are you listening?). However, they are the best IPL side.

Posted by Pathiyal on (October 6, 2013, 5:56 GMT)

Sunil Narine should have bowled a bit earlier? He was at his best ever yesterday!

Posted by senator333 on (October 6, 2013, 5:21 GMT)

@Cricinbest,@Narine Persad Ya losers always find some excuse for their defeat.

@ Moz Nobody is forcing non-IPL teams to field weak teams .IPL teams have got money so they get best players in the world to play for their teams If other teams don't have money & they can't afford best players that's not the fault of IPL teams. FYI Teams like T&T , Otago Volts, Kandurata Maroons,Titans have lots of International players & they were a strong teams.

Posted by   on (October 6, 2013, 4:37 GMT)

It's really a shame to find that a bowler who is as skillful as Sunil narine is not selected in the west indies test squad scheduled to tour India....i seriously dont understand the thought process of the west indian selectors...Sunil Narine is easily the most skillful and talented cricketer that i have seen after the likes of Tendulkar,lara,warne,murali etc...i mean...he jus makes the viewers sit back and say wow...he is special....selectors please!!

Posted by Reuelsean on (October 6, 2013, 4:34 GMT)

Well done to T&T for getting as far as we did. Congrats to MI on the victory

@gsingh7 your comments about T&T being a pretender team are as empty as your cricketing knowledge. T&T's bigger star players are playing for IPL teams including MI, and RR and we still made it to the semi's, so u should really think before you speak or not at all.

@SL-USA-Lions it was good that pollard, bravo and cooper represented their IPl teams, because it gave some of our younger players like Lewis, and Ottley, a chance to shine. also, Dwayne smith is not from T&T and neither is Sammy, so why shouldn't they represent their IPL sides?

Posted by   on (October 6, 2013, 2:47 GMT)

ho ho .Sachin reply came again with the bat.

Posted by Insult_2_Injury on (October 6, 2013, 2:39 GMT)

There's a need to tighten up the player/ team qualification, as the IPL teams will always dominate. Having said that, it's an Indian contrived competition, with Indian sponsors, played in India, so I guess they can make their own rules up. The teams from other countries will still be lured by the prize money regardless of whether they play against their own marquee players.

Posted by EverybodylovesSachin on (October 6, 2013, 2:15 GMT)

No Jaipur this time.. RR is going to lose...

Posted by   on (October 6, 2013, 2:04 GMT)

its funny people talk about home-country teams when the very base of the league is premised on franchise structure.

Posted by   on (October 6, 2013, 0:50 GMT)

This match proves a few well accepted generalities (that is, if 'balanced' teams are chosen)

1. A good opening partnership always give the solid foundation (An aside: With Viru & Gauti, that was what was lacking for India Team, for quite some time)

2. Getting (or setting) all the runs should be the job of the top five (at the most six). If one or two of them can also roll their arms over, it should only be a bonus.

3. There must be at least four solid bowlers in the bottom half. Their job should be getting wickets; not just containing opposition, or salvaging the batting when the top half lets the team down.

Posted by bigwonder on (October 6, 2013, 0:48 GMT)

For all non-IPL fans, you need to understand one fact, no foreign players were forced to play for their IPL Teams. A perfect example is Sangakkara who played for his country's team. Champions League Twenty20 is not T20 world-cup, so do not treat it as one. I could argue that not having Malinga also hurt Mumbai Indians. Let's enjoy the cricket and not spend our energy on what-ifs or people will call it sour-grapes. Cricinfo, please publish.

Posted by SL-USA-Lions on (October 6, 2013, 0:20 GMT)

@Prakashgaurav89 & Bhatin... It was just a reference of WI players performing real good when the money is good and other Riches in front of them...

I did not forget Bravo, Holder and even Roach. I just brought out a true fact. I wasn't concerned of all the players and what happened in Sri Lanka. You Indians just need to get a life... Always falling on some other story which is totally irrelevant here. Why so much hatred to Sri Lanka? Your closest neighbor out of the sub continent.

Really show what you people stand for... Remember the '96 World Cup when you guys started Bon Fires and threw garbage to the field when you were loosing? Why not talk about that?

For once please stay on the subject... I was referring to what's really going on in Windies cricket. It would have been nice to see the best of Windies coming together to represent the West Indies... Overall Cricket is dying in West Indies and nothings being done to take it back to the old glory days.That was my argument. PERIOD.

Posted by Varunmsk on (October 5, 2013, 23:48 GMT)

Even after all this, is CLT20 really gaining the interest of the people? How many people across the world are really watching it? Rahul Dravid is going to play for one last time, I hope this day came out of a more important game, than a CLT20 final.

Posted by Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas_Atheist on (October 5, 2013, 22:38 GMT)

If T&T had all their players, if that, if this - stop excuses please. Look at RR, they bearly have enough foreign players in their squad and some of their local players were lost to allegations of fixing. Still reached finals. Winners have reasons. Losers have excuses. How apt in this scenario. Having said that, I won't be surprised if RR lose in the finals because of Hodge's absence. There is a limit/threshold up to which a team can withstand loss of personnel. Hodge's loss is the final blow on that threshold, I guess. Go RR go. Halla bol halla bol......

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 22:30 GMT)

A very important point to note is that this Trinidad and Tobago team will go down probably as the best T20 team in history given the fact that since 2006 they have lost less than ten games altogether. A sad end to this great team we will alwayz be proud of the Red Force as no longer will these guys play T20's together with the advent fo the CPL.

Posted by bbnn on (October 5, 2013, 22:01 GMT)

@ Anil K Chandran , Sachin got out to Simmons not to Naraian, and Rohith's LBW shout was not close even struck out side off stump and height also another factor , if he not offered any shot there may be a chance

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 21:50 GMT)

the setup favours the Indian sides, with 4 overseas players and the pick of the players regardless of nationality. would have been a surprise if this was not the outcome, hurts the credibility of the tournament. a level playing field will help

Posted by Rohit... on (October 5, 2013, 21:45 GMT)

Only Narine did some impact in the game... Even Ravi Rampaul was far from his usual self in this tournament... But MI v RR is a deserving final... If we look at the teams then the best 3 teams were RR, MI and Otago Volts.... Sadly all 3 were placed in the same group which means 1 will miss the Semi Spot... However the other 2 made it to the final from the semis and thus the tournament is heading to the Battle Between the BESTS....

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 21:24 GMT)

nothing surprising...when you have four ipl teams in the tournament

Posted by Cricinbest on (October 5, 2013, 21:15 GMT)

@Sach_Vir: If T&T had all their players (who played for their IPL teams), in CL20 there won't be any team to beat them.

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 20:57 GMT)

If Trinidad and Tobago did have key players poached to IPL sides it would have been they who were unbeatable! IPL sides depend on West Indies playmakers

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 20:32 GMT)

Dravid and sachin playing their last IPL/CT20 tournements (ofcourse mostly ,last for dravid in any form of professional cricket ) and their teams meet in the final just the dream final :)

Posted by vardhanrk on (October 5, 2013, 20:24 GMT)

for some days atleast ROHIT and SRT critisers will go mum....i think mumbai has more advantage in final match...they gained enough experience in this pitch......and also things are going well to HITMAN rohit......mumbai indains are going to rock...

Posted by Cricket_Fan_And_Analyst on (October 5, 2013, 20:12 GMT)

Sunil Naraine - What a bowler in T20 and Onedayers !! He should be the man of tournament if there is such an award. Without him T&T will be no where. He has the impact in limited over matches that Murli had in his prime.

Posted by abhiyog on (October 5, 2013, 20:11 GMT)

MI never deserved to win come on RR beat them Nohit sharma could be dangerous as he plays wel for MI but not country....

Posted by geminianrahul on (October 5, 2013, 19:59 GMT)

@Anil K Chandran: Wow seriously? Did we watch the same match? Sorry to say but your cricket knowledge is not upto the mark. That ball clearly hit rohit's pad outside the off stump line and replays clearly showed it and also the commentators confirmed it. May be you should unmute and watch the match next time. Having said that most umpires would have given it along with the flow of situation but Rod Tucker proved to be an international quality product once again. Full marks to him for that decision.

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 19:47 GMT)

As a neutral supporter but, someone who loves Dravid and Sachin, I'll be happy whoever wins if they both make a decent score one last time. Cricket's the real winner, insert-another-usual-cliche here, etc.

Posted by Moz. on (October 5, 2013, 19:46 GMT)

With most of the non-IPL teams forced to field weakened sides, this was sadly predictable. Something has to change, Either less IPL teams or a rule where players must play for their home-country teams if they qualify with two or more sides.

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 19:40 GMT)

CLT20 started with a RR vs MI match (qualifiers excluded) and its going to end with RR vs MI :)

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 19:22 GMT)

well, It's going to be Mumbai again this year

Posted by gsingh7 on (October 5, 2013, 19:18 GMT)

well done mi. who were claiming that 4 ipl teams are too much are answered in best ways possible.i.e. on the field.all ipl final is what i expected and got it. considering the amount of world class players in ipl sides i expect them to win cl for few years running. t and t were lucky they did not meet rr or they wud have been totally outplayed in all fields. now real challengers are left and pretender teams as csk and t and t are eliminated. may the best team win.hala bol!!

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (October 5, 2013, 19:17 GMT)

Narine was robbed ha-trick for seocnd time in tournament (the first time Badree dropped regulation catch a slip) today the umpire has not given ROhit Sharma first ball who was absolutely plumb ! It's amazing watching Narine and fills me with great sadness to see he's not even included in West Indies squad for India ! If he doesn't play in India when is he ever going to play ? this is real loss for World cricket if this guy cannot himself in Test squad we need stars like this playing Test cricket. I know he played in England and didn't perform but it was start of English year on wet grass track, this India series would have been perfect to try him again and give confidence in the longer format on his favored pitches. On another note Smith continues his bombardment he is just 30 (I thought he wa s older) and still fit as ever should have many years left in him, I'm sure he will be looking to represent West Indies in the next WorldCups he definitely has ability to do so.

Posted by Savvy-Cricket-Analyst on (October 5, 2013, 19:16 GMT)

@ Anil K Chandran, it seems you are unable to digest the convincing victory of Mumbai Indians over T & T. Don't try to hint the umpires as biased. They were international umpires (from Sri Lanka & Australia) and they did an exemplary job. Therefore your contentions about umpiring are totally absurd. Moreover, even if Sharma had become out at that time, Mumbai Indians had batting right up to the 10th player...remember, Rishi Dhawan is an all rounder. And just look at the batting records of the players who were supposed to come after Sharma.

Posted by Nampally on (October 5, 2013, 19:14 GMT)

Congrats MI for making it into the Final. Fortunately for MI, the Final will be played on the Delhi pitch- not in Jaipur. So the prediction of the Winner is wide open. In Jaipur, RR have an unbeaten record. RR has Tambe who on his day is as good a spinner as Narine. In addition the seamers from RR are quite effective bowlers too. RR lost their best power hitter in Hodge due to injury. If Tait is injury free, he will come in- otherwise RR is at a disadvantage. Manaria will compensate for Hodge + Dravid batting lower. Manaria is a fine batsman but needs to bat #5. RR with Watson, Faulkner, Shukla & Cooper have a good set of seamers. Tambe & Manaria are the spinners. MI has a solid batting line up till #7 but their bowling is still a big?. Ojha & Harbhajan are ineffective. Coulter-Nile, Johnson are the bowlers they count upon. If RR score 180 to 200 they have a good chance of winning. Otherwise MI will be at an advantage. It promises to be great Finale for Dravid & SRT to bid Farewell!

Posted by Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas_Atheist on (October 5, 2013, 19:12 GMT)

As an Indian I'm happy that it's going to be an all Indian final. I've no doubt that RR is going to lift this year's trophy. Halla bol halla bol......

Posted by Shajahan.P on (October 5, 2013, 19:10 GMT)

DK played 13 innings in the IPL at 1 down. Why DK is degraded to no 5?? If he plays well that would be problem for Rohit in team India. Great game MI captain.

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 19:00 GMT)

So it's going to be RR Vs MI or Classy Vs Master or Rahul Vs Sachin.... Finally Champion Vs Champion. Very eager to watch!!!

Posted by gopicrazycric on (October 5, 2013, 18:56 GMT)

Guys.. Don't blame any players, its not country cricket. Its a club cricket and it their wish to choose and represent any club in their list. Broaden your mind and think in that way. You can see the same in football clubs also. Players from different country play for a club. There is no country barrier involved in this. Never mixup countries and clubs

Posted by EverybodylovesSachin on (October 5, 2013, 18:56 GMT)

Congratulations Sachin. You are the best ever...Score many more..

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 18:55 GMT)

It was all Mumbai Indians right from the start of the match and they finally through into the Finals of CLT20 2013, Well played Smith and Tendulkar......

Posted by SL_rockz on (October 5, 2013, 18:44 GMT)

@ Bhatin Do not talk like heroes about the things that you donot see and and witness..SLC did not force sanga to make decision .It was his decision entirely.Media in SL mislead that...But im not going to clean SLC. They are bad.Has many faults.But it is not worthy 2 add faults that they did not committed.thanks

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (October 5, 2013, 18:43 GMT)

Congratulations MI. T&T can be proud of their achievement this tournament. A team with very little experience and superstars have shown they are as good if not better than the other teams. Some of T&T's players have a bright future ahead of them. Evan Lewis looks a fine prospect for the West Indies if he's considered. He could also be on the squad lists of many IPL teams for next year's auction. This is all very encouraging for Caribbean fans. MI should be proud as well. They were not fancied compared to CSK but they have shown that they are an improving side each year. Hopefully they can perform well to win it tomorrow.

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 18:31 GMT)

T and T would have won if the lbw against Rohit sharma was given by umpire..it was the 3rd ball of Narain after the wickets of sachin and rayudu in the first 2 balls..somehow the umpire thought that giving a hatrick at that moment was unfair considering mumbai was going well..but the call was really relevant.

Posted by Bhatin on (October 5, 2013, 18:24 GMT)

@SL-USA-Lions - T&T at least didn't force their players to play for them like Sri Lankans did to Kumara Sangakkara. The real face of Sri Lankan cricket.!!

As far as National Teams are concerned, only Pollard & Cooper belongs to T&T. Smith is from Barbados and Sammy from St.Lucia. In case of Pollard and Smith, each player had choice to choose to teams except Sangakkara who was forced by SLC.

Posted by Prakashgaurav89 on (October 5, 2013, 18:24 GMT)

@SL-USA-Lions Why only Pollard,Smith,Cooper and Sammy ? Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder played for CSK. Then Why you are not Blaming Them. I Think it's because of Jealousy because T&T lost to MI whereas Won against CSK.

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 18:16 GMT)

anyway result is t&t lost the match

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 18:12 GMT)

Well come to the world of INDIAN CRICKET...an IPL.

As expected T&T would not be easy hurdle for MI to go into FINALE and it proved once again. Narine....No doubt he is one of the top T20 bowler of the world. We Indians would like to give a vote of thanks for your fantastic display. Rohit ...equally played & negotiated against him and countered other bowlers. Sachin...Your contribution would never be history for us. Today once again you proved it. Critics would be disappointed here. It will be remembered forever. You had never mind of 50,000 runs but some stats makers will still keep these entries. Smith, the real hero for MI. Well played. Not to forget Bhajji, Rishi, Nathan, Polly & Michy. Best display of professionalism by MI. Too hard for T&T. But these Trinis.....Red Force...... & West Indians have special place in our hearts. You really played well & keep the momentum in future. CSK was unlucky but still as good as RR & MI. Any team can win but still victory for IND cricket.

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 18:11 GMT)

Like I had said in last MI game that Sachin looked good despite getting out for 0 & this time he translated good technique into runs. Ive always said that best technique against spinners is flat i.e cross batted & against pace: open bat face with upright body & front foot pointing towards bowler rather than covers. Today Sachin did exactly this & played cross batted against spinners hence he succeeded.

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 18:00 GMT)

Mumbai in the final that means India's two greatest batsman India ever produced last time in same ground for recognized match

Posted by SL-USA-Lions on (October 5, 2013, 17:45 GMT)

It's a shame Smith, Pollard, Sammy and cooper preferred money rather than the T&T Caribbean team. This tells the real story of Windies cricket at the moment...

So much talent misused... Well played T&T...

Enjoy the Riches Smith and Pollard... Shame you guys can't produce the same stuff when playing for your National team of West Indies...

Posted by Dav1daKing on (October 5, 2013, 16:07 GMT)

i quite like the prospect of Yannick Ottley, he's 1 to watch for the future

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 15:53 GMT)

Spectators come to see boundaries in t20 match . Don't know y matches are held at Delhi were pitch is very low and slow . Matches must be held at Bangalore or Mumbai were there will be high scoring matches

Posted by   on (October 5, 2013, 15:50 GMT)

tnt wil go on

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