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MI vs South Aust, 7th Match, Group B at Durban, , Sep 14 2010 - Ball by Ball Commentary

7th Match, Group B (D/N), Durban, September 14, 2010, Champions League Twenty20
(19.3/20 ov, T:181) 182/5

South Aust won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
56 (37)
Full commentary

Gloom in the Mumbai camp as a semi-final berth from here on in looks highly unlikely. South Australia, on the other hand, will back themselves to reach the knockouts after recording their second successive win. Mumbai were boosted by their middle order but were let down in the field with a spate of dropped catches and misfields, particularly when the openers were batting, to undermine the advantage they had gained after smashing 122 in their final ten overs. It's been excellent entertainment. Do stay tuned in for the presentation.

Daniel Harris is the Man of the Match for his half-century up front: "We felt they bowled well early. It was about having wickets in the shed and we had some luck. Mumbai hit their lengths, we were facing Malinga for the first time but we got away with a bit of luck. We knew we were on track and the guys at the end played extremely well under pressure and did the business for us."

Tendulkar: "To get to 180 was an excellent job by the batsmen. It was the fielding that cost us the game. We needed to keep keep getting wickets at regular intervals and we had our opportunities but we couldn't quite do it. Throughout it was 10-11 runs an over and we were very much in the game. We have to pick up our performance and it's important that we produce something special."

Klinger: "It was a super effort. WE backed ourselves to chase those runs. We've been chasing well in our practice games and I couldn't ask for a better effort from the boys. Our batsmen did well to run hard between wickets and target the short boundaries. I'd like to thank our supporters, families and members back home for a pretty special win for us."

That's all from us. Thanks for tuning in and do join us tomorrow for a double-header. Until then, it's goodbye.

Harbhajan to Cooper, FOUR runs

And it's fitting he scores the winning runs, full toss on middle and he punches that between mid-on and midwicket after the field was brought in to complete a thrilling win

What a cameo from Cooper. He's just been in for four balls

Harbhajan to Cooper, SIX runs

slog-sweep, tossed it up slightly this time and he had made up his mind, bent low and swung it over deep square leg into the crowd, 3 off 4

Harbhajan to Cooper, 2 runs

fires it hard on middle, whipped towards deep square leg where Duminy throws himself to his right to haul it in and keep them to two

11 to win off the last over. Ten to tie.Both teams were on 170 going into the final over. It's a spinner to bowl. Harbhajan's the man

end of over 1914 runs • 1 wicket
SOA: 170/5CRR: 8.94 RRR: 11.00
Tom Cooper7 (2b 1x6)
Cameron Borgas14 (5b 3x4)
Zaheer Khan 4-0-33-1
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-46-0
Khan to Cooper, 1 run

yorker but well negotiated, pushed towards long-off to keep the strike

Khan to Cooper, SIX runs

that's a scoop into the stands! Full toss again but this time it's been dealt with, just walked across and flicked it over fine leg into the crowd, turned his wrists at just the right time

Khan to Borgas, 1 run

good yorker on the off, dug out wide of extra cover for a single

Khan to Borgas, FOUR runs

they're still in the hunt, full outside off, makes room and slices it over point, it's a vacant region there in the deep and rolls over the ropes

Borgas on strike after crossing over. Top Cooper is his partner

Khan to Christian, OUT

full toss again but fails to clear the fielder, mistimed by someone who;s been striking the ball pretty well, straight down Tiwary's throat at long-on

Dan Christian c Tiwary b Khan 16 (10b 2x4 0x6 15m) SR: 160
Khan to Christian, 2 runs

full toss on middle, chipped over the bowler's head, it's well in front of long-on and long-off and they put enough pressure on the two to scamper back for the second

end of over 1816 runs
SOA: 156/4CRR: 8.66 RRR: 12.50
Cameron Borgas9 (3b 2x4)
Dan Christian14 (8b 2x4)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-46-0
Lasith Malinga 4-0-22-2

16 off that over, tension in the Mumbai camp, in the dugout as well as among the owners. Zaheer Khan has the ball

Dwayne Bravo to Borgas, FOUR runs

four more, full toss again and he places this one perfectly, fine leg was was a little finer and bisected the gap between him and deep square leg

Dwayne Bravo to Borgas, FOUR runs

full toss, the intended area was midwicket but that ends up going to fine leg, an inside edge, enough to silence the crowd

Dwayne Bravo to Christian, 1 run

low full toss on the off, driven towards long-off, a fumble in the deep but they don't risk the second this time

Dwayne Bravo to Christian, 2 runs

full on middle, chips it just wide of long-on, enough time before Pollard gathers it to come back for the second

Dwayne Bravo to Christian, FOUR runs

well struck, fullish on middle and leg and Christian picks out his gap, between long-on and deep midwicket, off the meat

Dwayne Bravo to Borgas, 1 run

dropped, but this came hard at the bowler, full on the off and it's absolutely smashed back towards Bravo who did well to protect his face with his hands and just conceded the single

Bravo will bowl.

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
SOA: 140/4CRR: 8.23 RRR: 13.66
Dan Christian7 (5b 1x4)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-22-2
Ali Murtaza 3-0-29-2

41 needed off 18 now, still doable. No more Malinga to handle now. Bravo and Zaheer have an over each.

Malinga to Ferguson, OUT

they're holding on at these crucial moments, Malinga saw Ferguson making room and banged that short, out came the attempt to slash him over deep point and Ferguson connected well but Murtaza was placed perfectly in the deep and didn't let his team down, holding on to a neat catch just inside the ropes

Callum Ferguson c Murtaza b Malinga 6 (5b 0x4 0x6 11m) SR: 120
Malinga to Christian, 1 run

quick full toss on the off, crunched towards Harbhajan at extra cover who keeps them down to a single

Malinga to Christian, FOUR runs

superbly struck, full outside off, made a bit of room and crashed it over the diving extra cover fielder for a boundary

Malinga to Christian, no run

fires it outside off, the batsman lets it go but it wasn't wide enough, was just inside the line there

Malinga to Ferguson, 1 run

fullish on middle, pushes it down the ground to long-on for a single

Malinga to Christian, 1 run

yorker, predictably, and he digs it out into the leg side for a single

48 needed off 24. Malinga charges in

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