Champions League Twenty20, 19th Match, Group A: Mumbai Indians v Perth Scorchers at Delhi, Oct 2, 2013
Champions League Twenty20 - 19th match, Group A
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
2 October 2013 - day/night match (20-over match)

Harbhajan Singh has the ball and Simon Katich and Ashton Agar are in the middle.

Shanky Sharma: "The big question today is how Rohit use the power play, will he be sending Tendulkar to open the innings as it can be his last T20 or to make full use of it, he sends Maxwell. Coz Tendulkar is bit slow these days in the powerplay and not getting much runs, which as a result can create pressure on other players."

Word on the pitch is that it looks a slow, low one, so Mumbai's decision to bat first may be solely because they want to chase.

Remo is excited by the prospect of a geriatric showdown: "Hogg has got a chance to take out Tendulkar in this game and break the challenge which he posted to Hogg while signing a ball for him. Probably his last chance."

"Waiting for this game is even worse than when we're playing..." tweets James Neesham.

The playing Xis have been updated above. In addition to Hogg, Marcus North and Sam Whiteman have also been added to the Scorchers side.

OMPRAKASH KHOJA: "Million-dollar baby has a great chance to prove himself before ind-aus series,,,,"

While you wait for the most-idolised cricketer of all time to take the field, why don't you have a gander at Sankaran Krishna's memories of his first cricket hero, Brijesh Patel.

Million-dollar man Glenn Maxwell comes in for Mitchell Johnson in the Mumbai side, while Brad Hogg returns to the XI for Scorchers.

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and will field first largely because they feel more comfortable chasing down a total in a pre-determined amount of overs than defending a score. Scorchers captain Simon Katich says he is happy to be batting first, because there seems to be some turn in the pitch.

As if people weren't already thinking about Sachin Tendulkar every spare waking moment of their lives, Mumbai Indians have devised a "This time for Tendulkar' slogan for their Champions League campaign. If Mumbai don't qualify for the semis, this match could be his last Twenty20. Tendulkar is 26 short of a 50,000 aggregate from first-class, List A and Twenty20 runs. Scorchers coach Justin Langer, said he hoped his side had an Eric Hollies in it, to deny Tendulkar that landmark.

If Mumbai bat first and post anything in the region of 120 to 180, they will need to win by around 48 runs, and if they bowl first and they are chasing 120, they need to win with 37 balls remaining. We'll know for sure exactly what the equation is at the end of the first innings.

Mumbai of course have to win by quite a distance to displace Otago Volts from the top two for the group, while Perth Scorchers are already out of semi-final contention.

Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of today's Champions League clash between the Mumbai Indians and Perth Scorchers in Delhi.


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, tossed up wide, Agar pushes at it and gets a thick inside edge


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, tighter in to the stumps and straightening, Agar gets a stride in and defends


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, pitching on middle and straightening, defended again


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, a bit quicker, angling in to leg stump, Agar makes room bat can't get it past cover


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, 1 run, makes room again, and Agar cuts a wider delivery to short third man. Came slightly off the top edge but landed safe


Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, tossed up slightly wide, batsman comes forward and kills the spin

End of over 1 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 1/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • SM Katich 0 (1b)
    • AC Agar 1 (5b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-1-0

Coulter-Nile from the other end


Coulter-Nile to Agar, 1 run, length ball angled across, Agar gets it to third man


Coulter-Nile to Katich, 1 run, length again, further outside to off stump, the played down to third man again

Around the wicket now


Coulter-Nile to Agar, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Agar opens the face and pushes it to point


Coulter-Nile to Agar, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Agar turns it into the leg side, in between mid on and midwicket


Coulter-Nile to Katich, 1 run, nice looking on-drive, but didn't get the power he wanted into it. A fullish ball is sent as far as mid on, and the batsmen cross for one


Coulter-Nile to Agar, 1 run, short of a length outside the off stump, deflected to third man again

End of over 2 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 6/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • AC Agar 4 (9b)
    • SM Katich 2 (3b)
    • NM Coulter-Nile 1-0-5-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-1-0

Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, fullish and wide, cut straight to point


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, 1 run, pitched about six inches outside off and straightening, Agar chops it far enough away from cover to run through


Harbhajan Singh to Katich, no run, pitched outside off stump again, Katich pushes it to the off side


Harbhajan Singh to Katich, 1 run, fuller and closer into the stumps, Katich turns it to mid on for one


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, FOUR, nicely timed cut from Agar, not much room, but he goes back and gets it in front of square, all the way to the fence


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, slightly outside off stump, Agar cuts again, but this time with not much power

End of over 3 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 12/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • AC Agar 9 (13b 1x4)
    • SM Katich 3 (5b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-7-0
    • NM Coulter-Nile 1-0-5-0

highveld hillybilly: "I'm confused and worried about the way Agar is being managed. He now opens the batting (with no history of doing this and little success so far) and has only bowled 3 overs in the past 2 games. Surely this is sending confusing messages to a young guy who was picked as an Ashes spinner 4 months ago?"


Coulter-Nile to Katich, 1 run, oh so close to being one down. Katich hits a length ball to mid off and calls for a single, but he was miles from the crease when the throw came in. Thankfully for him, not a direct hit


Coulter-Nile to Agar, no run, short of a length ball outside off stump, Agar is late on it and chops it down. Collected by the keeper


Coulter-Nile to Agar, 4 leg byes, short of a length on the leg stump, and that goes off the thigh pad and past the keeper for four leg byes


Coulter-Nile to Agar, FOUR, lovely shot. Full, on the toes, clipped square on the leg side, all the way along the ground for four


Coulter-Nile to Agar, no run, length on off side, knocked into the off side


Coulter-Nile to Agar, 1 run, fullish on the pads again, Agar turns it square on the leg side again, but with less power than the previous shot. Gets one for it.

End of over 4 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 22/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • AC Agar 14 (18b 2x4)
    • SM Katich 4 (6b)
    • NM Coulter-Nile 2-0-11-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-7-0

Bhaji continues


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, straightening on middle stump, defended


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, 2 runs, Agar makes a lot of room to a ball coming towards leg stump, and he cross-bats it past cover for a couple


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, fast and flat, pushed into the off side


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, FOUR, quick again, and full, Agar tries to drive and gets a thick outside edge past short third man


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, another life for Katich. Agar got that one to short third man to look up and see Katich haring down the pitch (it was Katich's call). Agar sends Katich back and had Bhaji held the return throw, a simple run out would have ensued


Harbhajan Singh to Agar, no run, fullish, straightening on off stump, defended back to the bowler

End of over 5 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 28/0 (RR: 5.60)

    • AC Agar 20 (24b 3x4)
    • SM Katich 4 (6b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-13-0
    • NM Coulter-Nile 2-0-11-0

Dhawan to Katich, 1 run, length outside off, Katich scuttles across and glides to third man


Dhawan to Agar, no run, length heading for the top of off, Agar punches to point

Matthew: "It may seem strange, but with the absence of Marsh, Hussey, Gibbs, etc, Agar is probably the best option Perth have to partner Katich at the top. He has a decent technique to counter any new ball movement and as shown in his 98 in the Ashes he has confidence when he plays attacking shots. I'd be worried if he was opening for Australia though."


Dhawan to Agar, no run, that one from Dhawan kept low. Pitched on a length, and went well below Agar's bat, a few inches from off stump


Dhawan to Agar, no run, Agar makes room and tries to drive it down the ground, but can't time it well enough


Dhawan to Agar, no run, skiddy delivery outside off stump again, cut by Agar, but not a lot of power in it. Fielded at point


Dhawan to Agar, no run, bounced just short of Pragyan Ojha at cover, I think. Agar makes room once more and has a slash at that length ball. Was in the air for some time, but it may have dropped inches short of Ojha

End of over 6 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 29/0 (RR: 4.83)

    • AC Agar 20 (29b 3x4)
    • SM Katich 5 (7b)
    • R Dhawan 1-0-1-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-13-0

Powerplay over, and Pollard into bowl


Pollard to Katich, no run, lovely ball to beat Katich's edge first up. Short of a length, nipping slightly back and Katich is beaten


Pollard to Katich, 1 run, slightly fuller, but a similar line, Katich drives that one wide of cover


Pollard to Agar, 1 wide, Pollard is not happy that has been called wide. Agar walked across the stumps hoping to scoop it over the shoulder, and Pollard tossed the slower ball very wide. Umpire Dharmasena calls it a wide and Pollard stands hands on hips mid-pitch for a bit


Pollard to Agar, 1 run, fuller and a more conventional stroke: a drive to deep cover, gets one


Pollard to Katich, no run, wide ball, cut to point, Agar wants a run but is sent back


Pollard to Katich, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, driven to mid on and there's enough time to run through


Pollard to Katich, 1 run, slower one from Pollard is cut in front of square wide of the sweeper on the off side

End of over 7 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 35/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • SM Katich 9 (12b)
    • AC Agar 21 (30b 3x4)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-6-0
    • R Dhawan 1-0-1-0

Dhawan to Katich, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Katich tries to cut that late but misses


Dhawan to Katich, (no ball) 1 run, down the track a step or two, and Katich drives that fullish ball to long off. No ball as well, for front foot

Free hit coming up


Dhawan to Agar, no run, almost a wide, but it's just ok. Dhawan fired that full and down the off side, but Agar had made room and couldn't reach it


Dhawan to Agar, 1 run, length ball into the stumps, Agar cuts it to short third man and they scamper through. Tight run, but safe


Dhawan to Katich, 1 run, shortish, wide, cut hard, but straight to deep point

very nicely struck. Agar makes a bit of room again, and that full ball outside off stump is carved square on the off side, well wide of the deep point fielder


Dhawan to Agar, FOUR


Dhawan to Agar, FOUR, leg side this time, and Agar connects with that scoop he has been trying to play. Dhawan sees him move to the off side but doesn't change his line. Agar goes down, gets bat on it and the ball lands just in front of the fine leg boundary rope

End of over 8 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 47/0 (RR: 5.87)

    • AC Agar 30 (34b 5x4)
    • SM Katich 11 (15b)
    • R Dhawan 2-0-13-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-6-0

Maxwell in to bowl


Maxwell to Katich, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, turned to the leg side


Maxwell to Agar, 1 bye, oh dear. That really should have been out. Agar came down the track and missed the ball, Karthik had very little to do and couldn't gather. Batsmen run through as well.


Maxwell to Katich, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, driven past the bowler


Maxwell to Agar, no run, length outside off, cut, but fielded in the circle


Maxwell to Agar, no run, full again, pushed to the off side


Maxwell to Agar, 1 run, length ball that is hit into a gap on the off side

End of over 9 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 51/0 (RR: 5.66)

    • AC Agar 31 (38b 5x4)
    • SM Katich 13 (17b)
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-3-0
    • R Dhawan 2-0-13-0

Ojha to Agar, FOUR, Agar is loving the off side. Ojha's first ball was very short, and Agar has made enough room to smoke it square for four


Ojha to Agar, OUT, this time, the keeper doesn't have a thing to do. Agar comes down the track, misses the fuller, faster delivery, which knocks out off stump.

AC Agar b Ojha 35 (36m 40b 6x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Hilton Cartwright is the new batsman, slip in


Ojha to Cartwright, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, driven confidently to long off


Ojha to Katich, no run, Katich comes down the pitch and drives it straight to the cover fielder


Ojha to Katich, OUT, after an indifferent first ball, this is turning into a fine over. Katich waltzes down the track again, but can't get to the pitch of the ball, which is slightly slower. It straightens past Katich's blade and hits leg stump. Both openers gone,

SM Katich b Ojha 13 (38m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.42


Ojha to Whiteman, 1 run, pitched outside off stump and straightening, Whiteman gets off the mark by pushing that to the square sweeper on the off side

End of over 10 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 57/2 (RR: 5.70)

    • SM Whiteman 1 (1b)
    • HWR Cartwright 1 (1b)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-6-2
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-3-0

Kritesh: "Perth have been the most disappointing team in CLT20. Their batting has been too slow in the powerplay putting pressure on the middle order. Their bowling has just been awful (barring the 1st few overs vs Otago). Expected so much more from Aus teams after the standards set by NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Sydney Sixers."


Maxwell to Whiteman, 1 run, full on off stump, hit along the ground on the leg side


Maxwell to Cartwright, no run, tossed up full and wide, Cartwright drives it to cover

Perth still in no hurry


Maxwell to Cartwright, no run, pitches on leg and straightens, hits Cartwrights pad as he tries to turn it to leg


Maxwell to Cartwright, 1 run, fuller on off stump and Cartwright gets it away from a fielder this time


Maxwell to Whiteman, 1 leg bye, big shout! And you've got to say that looked plumb. Whiteman tries to sweep, but Maxwell as pitched it on middle and straightened it. Was probably hitting middle and off.


Maxwell to Cartwright, 1 run, fullish again, and drived to the off side

End of over 11 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 61/2 (RR: 5.54)

    • HWR Cartwright 3 (5b)
    • SM Whiteman 2 (3b)
    • GJ Maxwell 2-0-6-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-6-2

Ojha to Cartwright, 1 run, pitched on middle stump, hit down towards long on


Ojha to Whiteman, FOUR, goes between Karthik's pads on the off side, Whiteman tried to sweep and must have got some glove on it. Dribbles to the boundary


Ojha to Whiteman, 1 run, length on leg stump, hit square on the leg side


Ojha to Cartwright, no run, fullish going down leg, Cartwright can't connect and it hits him on the pads


Ojha to Cartwright, 1 wide, a wide down the leg side


Ojha to Cartwright, no run, on the legs again, but Cartwright can't make much of it


Ojha to Cartwright, FOUR, full straight, driven aerially, but Ojha can't get a hand to it. The straight fielders can't cut it off

End of over 12 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 72/2 (RR: 6.00)

    • HWR Cartwright 8 (9b 1x4)
    • SM Whiteman 7 (5b 1x4)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-17-2
    • GJ Maxwell 2-0-6-0

Maxwell to Whiteman, 1 run, fullish on off stump, driven down the ground


Maxwell to Cartwright, 2 runs, on the legs, Cartwright turns it to leg and gets two as the sweeper collects


Maxwell to Cartwright, no run, tries to hit through the off side but can't beat the field


Maxwell to Cartwright, 1 run, fullish delivery, driven to long on


Maxwell to Whiteman, 4 byes, Karthik's poor day continues. Through his legs again - it kept low but it should have been collected


Maxwell to Whiteman, FOUR, and it's not just Karthik. Harbhajan drops one at short third man that really should have been taken. Whiteman opened the face and hit it aerially, at a catchable (but low) height, and Bhaji lets it through and on to the boundary

End of over 13 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 84/2 (RR: 6.46)

    • SM Whiteman 12 (8b 2x4)
    • HWR Cartwright 11 (12b 1x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 3-0-14-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-17-2

Pollard is back into the attack.


Pollard to Cartwright, FOUR, more luck goes Perth's way. Full ball outside the stump is edged past the keeper


Pollard to Cartwright, 1 run, fuller outside off, better connection gets him one to deep point


Pollard to Whiteman, FOUR, short and to the body, but Whiteman spots the length early, swivels into position and hit it to the square leg fence

nuka: "MI wont even deserve to win this can missed easy run outs, stumpings, healf chance catch and byes... pathetic fielding...rhodes would be utterly dissappointed."


Pollard to Whiteman, 1 run, full, pitching outside leg stump. Whiteman comes down the pitch, gets an inside edge onto pad and scampers one into the off side


Pollard to Cartwright, 1 run, full on off stump, defended and cleaned up behind square on the off side, but there's time to take on


Pollard to Whiteman, no run, full and angled across, no run for the defensive shot this time

End of over 14 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 95/2 (RR: 6.78)

    • SM Whiteman 17 (11b 3x4)
    • HWR Cartwright 17 (15b 2x4)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-17-0
    • GJ Maxwell 3-0-14-0

Nithin: "It seems like some players in Mumbai Indians are playing for Otago Volts and some from Perth Scorchers are playing for Mumbai Indians !!!!!"

Harbhajan again. Can he redeem himself?


Harbhajan Singh to Cartwright, 1 run, Wide and short, cut to deep point for one


Harbhajan Singh to Whiteman, SIX, first six of the innings, and Perth seem intent to capitalise on their foundation here. Down the track and he lofts that well over long on


Harbhajan Singh to Whiteman, 1 run, fullish on the pads, and turned into the leg side.


Harbhajan Singh to Cartwright, 2 runs, full on the pads again, swept in front of square, in between the deep square leg and deep cover fielders


Harbhajan Singh to Cartwright, FOUR, fifty stand off thirty balls. Cartwright makes room and slams a fullish delivery on off stump over cover and to the fence


Harbhajan Singh to Cartwright, FOUR, along the ground this time. Forward presses, rocks back, and though Bhaji has pulled back the length, the batsman cuts it hard in front of square to the same place on the cover fence. Lovely shot

End of over 15 (18 runs) Perth Scorchers 113/2 (RR: 7.53)

    • HWR Cartwright 28 (19b 4x4)
    • SM Whiteman 24 (13b 3x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-31-0
    • KA Pollard 2-0-17-0

Coulter-Nile to Whiteman, no run, full on off stump, driven straight to extra cover

Coulter-Nile is coming around the wicket


Coulter-Nile to Whiteman, 1 run, angled in towards off stump, and that's chipped back over the bowler to long on


Coulter-Nile to Cartwright, OUT, right through him in the blockhole. Full fast and straight - Cartwright tries to chop down on it but is way too late. The ball strikes the base of middle.

HWR Cartwright b Coulter-Nile 28 (22m 20b 4x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Turner comes in


Coulter-Nile to Turner, OUT, two in two for Coulter-Nile. Almost identical delivery, except this one was headed for the base of leg, not middle. The batsman tries to clip him through the leg side first ball and misses. They aren't doing much in the air, but the pace on the ball is enough to beat the stroke.

AJ Turner lbw b Coulter-Nile 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Marcus North is in for the hat-trick ball


Coulter-Nile to North, no run, ooh, and he beats the outside edge. Coulter-Nile is around the wicket and bowls a length ball outside off stump, North misses with his prod forward


Coulter-Nile to North, no run, length ball on the stumps, defended straight

End of over 16 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 114/4 (RR: 7.12)

    • MJ North 0 (2b)
    • SM Whiteman 25 (15b 3x4 1x6)
    • NM Coulter-Nile 3-0-12-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-31-0

Dhawan is back


Dhawan to Whiteman, 1 run, Length ball on the legs, turned into the on side


Dhawan to North, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, clipped to deep midwicket for a single

Perth were looking good for 150, but Coulter-Nile's over has put a dent in those plans


Dhawan to Whiteman, 1 leg bye, full outside off stump, the batsman moves across and tries to turn it to leg, but it hits his pad and they scamper one


Dhawan to North, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, driven to long on


Dhawan to Whiteman, 1 wide, pushes that one very wide, outside off stump


Dhawan to Whiteman, no run, that's a nice ball. Yorker from Dhawan, and the batsman misses with his chop. It's angled across so it passes the off stump


Dhawan to Whiteman, 1 leg bye, yorker on off stump prompts an appeal, but that might have been missing off as well. The batsmen get one leg bye, off an overthrow

End of over 17 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 120/4 (RR: 7.05)

    • SM Whiteman 26 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • MJ North 2 (4b)
    • R Dhawan 3-0-17-0
    • NM Coulter-Nile 3-0-12-2

Pollard to bowl the 18th.


Pollard to Whiteman, no run, slower ball, fullish outside off. The batsman shapes to scoop it but is done in by the lack of pace


Pollard to Whiteman, 1 run, knee-high full toss outside off, but the batsman can only drive it aerially to long off, who runs around to cut it off


Pollard to North, 1 run, slower ball outside off stump again, hits that wide of mid on for a single


Pollard to Whiteman, SIX, poor ball and deservedly put away. Slow full toss on the legs is launched over the deep square leg boundary.


Pollard to Whiteman, no run, really slow from Pollard. Full outside off stump again, a bit swing gets a tiny inside edge, but it's not even close to carrying to the keeper


Pollard to Whiteman, 1 run, slow and full outside off as well, driven to long off this time

End of over 18 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 129/4 (RR: 7.16)

    • SM Whiteman 34 (24b 3x4 2x6)
    • MJ North 3 (5b)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-26-0
    • R Dhawan 3-0-17-0

Nathan Coulter-Nile, my least favourite bowler of the match so far (long name) is back


Coulter-Nile to Whiteman, 1 run, full toss outside off stump, driven down to long on


Coulter-Nile to North, no run, full and wide - almost too wide, but not quite. I think the batsman might have got a bottom edge to it actually, which doesn't carry to the keeper.


Coulter-Nile to North, OUT, North's short innings comes to an end as N C-N strikes again. This one was full outside off stump, North tried to hit a big one over long on, but doesn't really even come close to clearing the fielder. A lovely death-bowling spell here

MJ North c Pollard b Coulter-Nile 3 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85


Coulter-Nile to Whiteman, no run, slowish length ball on off stump, Whiteman moves across the stumps to hit to leg, but he misjudges the pace and misses


Coulter-Nile to Whiteman, FOUR, lovely strike this time. N C-N over pitches, and Whiteman lofts that powerfully over the bowler for a one-bounce boundary


Coulter-Nile to Whiteman, 2 runs, fast and on the pads, Whiteman turns that into the leg side, where deep mid wicket has to run in to field the ball

End of over 19 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 136/5 (RR: 7.15)

    • SM Whiteman 41 (28b 4x4 2x6)
    • TIF Triffitt 0 (0b)
    • NM Coulter-Nile 4-0-19-3
    • KA Pollard 3-0-26-0

Dhawan to finish off


Dhawan to Triffitt, (no ball) 1 run, waist-high full toss, and Triffitt can't do more than club it to long off. No-ball called for height though

Third man goes back to the fence


Dhawan to Whiteman, FOUR, levely shot from Whiteman. He's playing a very fine hand. He goes down on one knee to cover drive a full, wide delivery which beats the infield and the offside sweeper


Dhawan to Whiteman, 1 run, yorker on the pads, Whiteman gets his bat down in time to get a single to short fine leg


Dhawan to Triffitt, OUT, the slower one demolishes the stumps. Triffitt aims a mighty slog over the off side, but does not spot the change in pace and is too early through the stroke. Dhawan flattens off stump.

TIF Triffitt b Dhawan 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Dhawan to Behrendorff, 1 run, slower again on off stump, this is pushed towards point for a single

Madan: "Nathan Coulter-Nile is long ? You should be happy that Kandurata Maroons could not make it, or any other Sri lankan club for that matter.." But I'm quite used to writing out Thirimannes or Lokuarachchis, so it would have actually suited me better


Dhawan to Whiteman, FOUR, a little luck takes Whiteman to a deserved fifty. Full outside off, a thick outside edge takes the ball past the keeper and to the fence


Dhawan to Whiteman, 1 run, full on the off stump again, driven to long off for one

We'll be back with the reply, and the Sachin Tendulkar subplot shortly.

So Mumbai need 150 to win, but more importantly, they need to do it in 14.2 if they are to displace Otago Volts from the top two and move through to the semis. It's a big ask, and a rapid start may be crucial.

End of over 20 (13 runs) Perth Scorchers 149/6

    • SM Whiteman 51 (32b 6x4 2x6)
    • JP Behrendorff 1 (1b)
    • R Dhawan 4-0-30-1
    • NM Coulter-Nile 4-0-19-3





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