Player of the Match
Player of the Match
336dThe Report by Vishal Dikshit

Mumbai stay alive with big win

Mumbai Indians kept their qualifying chances alive with a much improved performance in two departments - batting and bowling - to surpass Southern Express' score of 161 with 22 balls to spare

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LMP Simmons
76(51) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 19 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
16 8 9 11 17 3 2 10
MEK Hussey
60(40) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 9 10 1 6 5 17 12

Best performances - Bowlers

Jalaj S Saxena
O1
M0
R3
W1
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
KA Pollard
O2
M0
R18
W1
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Mumbai Indians , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

14 September 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Mumbai Indians 4, Southern Express 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Andrew Fidel Fernando

That's about it from us tonight. All teams are still in contention for the main draw, so join us for the final two matches on Tuesday. See you then.

Man of the match is Llendl Simmons: I did a bit of grafting up top while the ball was nipping around. We needed to get a good start and me and Huss did that today.

Pollard: Much better performance tonight. We need to improve our fielders, If we field like that against better teams, they're going to kill us. We made it hard for ourselves by giving them 160. It could have easily been 120. Congratulations to Simmons who got some runs, but there's a lot of room for improvements.

shams: "Mumbai win means all teams are still in contention to qualify with Northern highest possibility and southern lowest possibility"

Michael Hussey: You've got to cash in on the good days. I really enjoyed my partnership with Simmons. It was a bit frustrating at the start when the ball was nipping around. Once the ball gets a bit wet it skids on a bit more. Knights have played some excellent cricket, so hopefully our next match is a good one.

Jehan Mubarak: They batted really well. They played the percentages really well when the ball was doing a bit. The ball got wet with the dew and it came on for their big hitters. We had a poor first half with the bat today. Hopefully we can rectify that tomorrow. Not having Lasith is a big loss to us. The fast bowlers bowled pretty well. Hopefully we'll take something away from this. We've not played our best brand of cricket. Next game is a day game, so hopefully dew will be less of an issue for the spinners.

Mumbai stay well in the hunt for a main-draw spot. Southern Express are sent to the brink of elimination. Express just didn't have the penetration to put pressure on Mumbai. The spinners weren't getting much rip. The seamers bowled ok first up, but didn't make any breakthroughs. Superb batting from Michael Hussey as well.

16.2
6
Pathirana to Pollard, SIX runs, finishes with probably the biggest hit of the game. That's two tiers back. He's down the track, making this ball a half volley, and he just slams that high and long back over the bowler's head for six.
16.1
6
Pathirana to Pollard, SIX runs, terrible long hop. Pollard is on to it quickly, but although he only collects the ball with the toe end of the bat, it sails way over the wide long on fence.

END OF OVER:
16 | 8 Runs | MI: 153/1 (9 runs required from 22 balls, RR: 9.56, RRR: 2.25)

  • LMP Simmons76 (51b)
  • KA Pollard8 (5b)
  • S Prasanna2-0-19-0
  • SS Pathirana1-0-14-1
15.6
4
Prasanna to Simmons, FOUR runs, another over the shoulder scoop. This time he was setting up for the shot very early. Seekku obliges with a length ball on off stump. Simmons shovels it over the keeper's head and short fine leg can't haul it in
15.5
1
Prasanna to Pollard, 1 run, down the track, as Seekku fires one in wide, but Pollard reaches out and drills it to long off
15.4
1
Prasanna to Simmons, 1 run, shortish ball, straightening on the stumps. Simmons makes room and cuts it hard to sweeper cover
15.3
1
Prasanna to Pollard, 1 run, fuller and slower, pumped down to long off

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033