830dThe Report by Vishal Dikshit

Clinical Knights knock out Mumbai

A substandard batting performance from defending champions Mumbai Indians led to their elimination from the Champions League as Northern Knights won their third qualification game in a row

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KS Williamson
KS Williamson
53(36) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg_glance
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
7 4 9 1 6 9 1 16
AP Devcich
39(34) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 1 1 6 4 5 1 13

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Styris
O4
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
TG Southee
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Northern Districts , 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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Northern Districts 4, Mumbai Indians 0

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

11.25pm Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Keep tuning in for the rest of the tournament, and all the other matches we bring you. For now, it's bye from me and Raju.

11.20pm Presentation time. Daniel Flynn: Exceptional performance with the ball, with Tim and Trent setting the tone, and the openers set up the chase. [Main draw] should be fantastic. The boys have really enjoyed the atmosphere."

Scott Styris is the man of the match. "We've been trying to get into this tournament for 4-5 years. Now we have some very good young players. Kane Williamson is a quality player, and the two quicks are world-class."

11.15pm Mumbai lost too many wickets, and asked too much of their lower order, says Kieron Pollard. "Most teams, when they come to India they want to beat Mumbai Indians so they bring their A game. [Knights] fielded well, we could have had 150-160. They could have relaxed but they didn't, that's their professionalism."

Kane Williamson: "We started off the competition a bit shaky [with our fielding], but we know we are a good fielding outfit and it was great to put up a good display in the last two games. It's great to go into the main draw and hope to keep the confidence going."

Imran: "Yeyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lahore Lions Won the Match!!!!"

11.10pm Emphatic win for Knights, who were on top from start to finish. Their new-ball pair gave nothing away, and Styris tightened the screws with his three-for, before Mumbai's lower order took them to a decent but ultimately inadequate total. Dew didn't help Mumbai's cause, but they hadn't put enough runs on the board in any case. Excellent batting from the Knights opening pair, particularly Williamson, whose footwork and strokeplay against the spinners was simply brilliant to watch.

17.2
3
Ojha to Styris, 3 runs, and that is that. It was full and wide, and he scoops it over cover, and the batsmen run three as it dribbles towards the boundary with the cover fielder giving chase
17.1
0
Ojha to Styris, no run, tossed up on middle stump, and he defends with soft hands, with the turn, towards cover point

Three to win, and Ojha will continue

END OF OVER:
17 | 15 Runs | ND: 130/4 (3 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.64, RRR: 1.00)

  • Daryl Mitchell16 (13b)
  • Scott Styris0 (0b)
  • Lasith Malinga4-0-31-0
  • Pragyan Ojha3-0-20-1
16.6
6
Malinga to Mitchell, SIX runs, short ball, and he swivels and pulls it over deep square leg. Made it look so easy
16.6
1w
Malinga to Mitchell, 1 wide, looks for the yorker and slides this down the leg side
16.5
0
Malinga to Mitchell, no run, back of a length just outside off, defended towards point
16.4
0
Malinga to Mitchell, no run, bouncer, and Mitchell lets it go outside off

Northern D 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st83AP DevcichKS Williamson
2nd20DR FlynnKS Williamson
3rd10DR FlynnBJ Watling
4th2DR FlynnDJ Mitchell
5th18SB StyrisDJ Mitchell

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