Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JEC Franklin
41(29) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 4 0 9 10 1 6
TM Dilshan
27(20) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %54%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 0 8 1 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RR Bhatkal
O3.0
M0
R21
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Mumbai Indians lift the Champions League trophy along with their owner Nita Ambani and that brings us to an end of the Champions League T20 2011. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with our scorer Gopi Rangarajan on behalf of Sid Ravindran and Nitin Sundar and the rest of the gang at ESPNcricinfo. I'll leave you with Sid Monga's match report. Cheers!

Harbhajan Singh: "We have performed outstandingly. We were right in the game when we went in to bowl. It was just a matter of getting Gayle, Dilshan and Kohli, fantastic effort by the boys. Shaun [Pollock] spoke to all of us and we had that belief we could defend any total. We did not want to leave things for later, we have given our best shot and got the result. Malinga has been great, not only for MI but throughout his career, he has been phenomenal. Abu Nechim, one of our heroes in bowling. We were not favourites, but winning it like this is very satisfying, If without Sachin, Rohit and Munaf we can achieve so much, we can achieve greater heights when they come back."

Dan Vettori: "We thought it was tough but gettable. We got a good start but things went pear-shaped after that. Mumbai had the experience on this track and they bowled well. We are always proud of making the final. We'll be looking to get one step further in the IPL. We have come unstuck twice at this wicket here. We have to learn from that. The reason we are here is because of Gayle, Dilshan and Kohli."

Golden bat award to NSW's David Warner

Lasith Malinga is the Man of the Series. Gets the golden ball award as well. Most wickets in the tournament and won games with the bat as well.

Malinga: "I am very happy. I am playing with MI as a bowler but a few times I had to get some runs, I am happy with the batting but I want to concentrate on bowling. Good feeling [to get Dilshan]. Have always enjoyed playing with MI."

Harbhajan Singh is the Man of the Match

Mumbai Indians. Perennial underperformers in the IPL. Champions League winners. Couldn't have been more improbable. New captain, half-fit side, part-time misfiring keeper, strike bowler leading with the bat. Scrambling to chase 98 off the last ball with one wicket left. And now champions, by a comfortable margin.

Kamal: "So Chennai is a lucky ground for Sachin. Irrespective of he plays or not."

vayunandan: "RCB...you have changed everything..managers, players, captains, coaches, bowling coaches, jersey's and what not..what else is left to change to win a competition."

Our man Nitin Sundar: "Fireworks going off like it is apocalypse." And you are still at the ground? Run for cover

19.2
W
Ahmed to Bhatkal, OUT, that is it, Mumbai Indians have won the Champions League 2011, he has gone high in the air with the swipe and Sathish has taken a fine catch at long on
19.1
0
Ahmed to Bhatkal, no run, goes full outside off at 142 kph, he has a go at it and misses

Jack: "Royal CHOKERS Bangalore."

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 108/9

  • DP Nannes0 (1b)
  • RR Bhatkal6 (6b)
  • SL Malinga4-0-23-2
  • AN Ahmed3-0-26-1
18.6
0
Malinga to Nannes, no run, Nannes wanted the single at all costs, he had pushed Malinga solidly but straight to mid off, charged half way down the track before he realised there was no run, turned around, ran back and put in the dive which has saved him in the end as RAyudu whipped off the bails
18.5
W
Malinga to Aravind, OUT, well, full marks for effort, he had to try something, he made room and went for the reverse paddle to a full delivery on off stump, missed and Malinga has another bowled dismissal to add to the bank

Harish: "RCB are just like ARSENAL....for once they look like they are gonna win everything, but eventually they will end up with nothing...."

18.4
1
Malinga to Bhatkal, 1 run, gets under a full ball and swings to long on for one
18.3
1
Malinga to Aravind, 1 run, that yorker was headed fast for the off stump, but he somehow backed away and even slapped it down to long off

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JEC Franklin
41(29) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 4 0 9 10 1 6
TM Dilshan
27(20) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %54%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 0 8 1 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RR Bhatkal
O3.0
M0
R21
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KKR440016.0000.723
CSK421010.0000.945
Scorc42208.000-0.063
Lions41206.000-0.076
DOLPH40400.000-1.338
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KXIP440016.0002.154
HH431012.0001.184
BT41304.000-0.230
COBRA41304.000-0.967
ND41304.000-2.655
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ND330012.0002.141
Lions32108.000-0.034
MI31204.000-0.045
Expre30300.000-2.101