it's all over. Mumbai go through and Otago are knocked out! A repeat of the previous shot, but hit even harder this time. Full from Agar, Rayudu down the track and the ball disappears into the stands wide of long on
Thanks for joining us tonight, and I will leave you with Vijay's unorthodox take on this Mumbai win. Make sure you jump over to the other live scorecard for the second match of the evening,
Vijay : "Sachin has done again what he has been doing for years. Grab all the opponent's attention on him so that rest of the team can play freely and win the matches"
So Mumbai Indians will likely play CSK in the semi-finals (unless Chennai lose by a big margin against T&T). Tendulkar gets another match in coloured clothes.
Rohit Sharma is man of the match: It was a good game, and there was a lot of pressure to get over the lines, but we had the mindset that any target was possible. Our ploy to bat second paid off because we knew what we had to get. We are peaking at the right time and everyone is contributing. We respond well to pressure. I've played here so much now, and I know what to expect from this wicket. It wasn't easy to hit square so I tried to hit as straight as possible.
Simon Katich: I thought we put up a great score thanks to three young players, but they came hard at us with the bat. Some of our young players have been great during this tournament and they've showed they've got great careers ahead of him. Everyone knew it was a full house because Sachin was playing and it's always special to play here. Disappointed to go out the way we did, but there were some positives.
Dwayne Smith: First over a one or two were staying in the pitch, but I thought I'd stay positive and go for my shots. I was talking to Pollard a couple of days ago, and we said "If Perth give us a chance and we qualify, we're going to be hard to stop going into the finals"."
Poor James Neesham's twitter feed has fallen silent, but what an innings from Sharma.
Full on middle stump, and Rayudu may just have sealed it. Comes down the track and blasts that over wide long on for six
Ten runs to get from 8 balls for Mumbai. Agar is back
full and on off stump, Rayudu steps down the pitch and drives to long off
length ball straightening on off stump, Sharma goes back and drives to long off
short ball straightening on the middle stump, Rayudu pulls it away
straight through him! Regular chinaman I think, but Pollard, backing away and aiming a big shot over cover clean misses and has his stumps rattled
Pollard comes down the track but Hogg bowls it well short, and all Pollard does is pad up to it
full on leg stump, swept to square leg to bring up Sharma's half-century off 23 balls. Super innings under quite some pressure.
Manu : "How come Rohit never plays like this for India? It usually takes him 60 balls to get to 30 for India in ODIs. I remember India having to chase 349 against Lanka in the West Indies Tri Series in July, and Rohit scored 5 off 13. Today, he scored over 30 runs in the first 13 balls."
length ball on the legs, they scamper one after it hits pad
full again, and blasted down the ground, but long off has it covered
mishit that I think, but it's still almost six. Length ball on the middle stump, Pollard swings it away square on the leg side, and it almost carries to the boundary off an inside edge
slower this time, still full. Pollard misses
Pollard finds the middle of the bat now and sinks another dagger into Otago's semi-final chances. Full ball outside off stump ends up somewhere in the second tier, behind long off. Huge hit.
length ball on the stumps, Sharma tries to pull it away, but gets and under-edge and they take one off the deflection
Way down the off side, almost off the pitch
fullish again, Sharma gets a single into the off side
good ball. Pollard comes down the track and makes room, but Beer fires it full and fast to the off side. The batsman has to reach to get some bat on it, and they get one to the offside sweeper
full again, Pollard makes room and tries to smoke it through the off side, but only gets it back to the bowler
full on the stumps, pushed to long on for one
full and on leg stump, Pollard backs away and drives it along the ground past the bowler