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19th Match, Group A (D/N), Delhi, Oct 2 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(13.2/20 ov, target 150)152/4
Mum Indians won by 6 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
player of the match
Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians
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• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Explosive Mumbai thrash Perth, knock out Otago

Mumbai Indians boast of some of the biggest hitters in T20 cricket in their line-up and they fired in unison to storm into the semi-final of the Champions League, achieving their target in just 13.2 overs

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Commentator: Andrew Fidel Fernando
Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers149/6(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians152/4(13.2 overs)

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.

13.2
6
Agar to Rayudu, SIX runs

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

13.1
6
Agar to Rayudu, SIX runs

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

end of over 134 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 140/4CRR: 10.76 RRR: 1.43 • Need 10 from 42b
Ambati Rayudu2 (2)
Rohit Sharma51 (24)
Brad Hogg3-0-26-2
Jason Behrendorff3-0-31-2
12.6
1
Hogg to Rayudu, 1 run

full and on off stump, Rayudu steps down the pitch and drives to long off

12.5
1
Hogg to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

length ball straightening on off stump, Sharma goes back and drives to long off

12.4
1
Hogg to Rayudu, 1 run

short ball straightening on the middle stump, Rayudu pulls it away

12.3
W
Hogg to Pollard, OUT

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

Kieron Pollard b Hogg 23 (27m 18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 127.77
12.2
Hogg to Pollard, no run

Pollard comes down the track but Hogg bowls it well short, and all Pollard does is pad up to it

12.1
1
Hogg to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

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."

Hogg again

end of over 1214 runs
MI: 136/3CRR: 11.33 RRR: 1.75 • Need 14 from 48b
Rohit Sharma49 (22)
Kieron Pollard23 (16)
Jason Behrendorff3-0-31-2
Michael Beer4-0-34-0
11.6
1lb
Behrendorff to Rohit Sharma, 1 leg bye

length ball on the legs, they scamper one after it hits pad

11.5
1
Behrendorff to Pollard, 1 run

full again, and blasted down the ground, but long off has it covered

11.4
4
Behrendorff to Pollard, FOUR runs

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

11.3
Behrendorff to Pollard, no run

slower this time, still full. Pollard misses

11.2
6
Behrendorff to Pollard, SIX runs

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.

11.1
1
Behrendorff to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

length ball on the stumps, Sharma tries to pull it away, but gets and under-edge and they take one off the deflection

11.1
1w
Behrendorff to Rohit Sharma, 1 wide

Way down the off side, almost off the pitch

end of over 115 runs
MI: 122/3CRR: 11.09 RRR: 3.11 • Need 28 from 54b
Rohit Sharma48 (20)
Kieron Pollard12 (12)
Michael Beer4-0-34-0
Joel Paris2-0-36-0
10.6
1
Beer to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

fullish again, Sharma gets a single into the off side

10.5
1
Beer to Pollard, 1 run

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

10.4
Beer to Pollard, no run

full again, Pollard makes room and tries to smoke it through the off side, but only gets it back to the bowler

10.3
1
Beer to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

full on the stumps, pushed to long on for one

10.2
1
Beer to Pollard, 1 run

full and on leg stump, Pollard backs away and drives it along the ground past the bowler

Best performances - batters
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma MI
51 runs (24)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
4014221757
Sam Whiteman player portrait
SM Whiteman PS
51 runs (32)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
leg glance
14 runs
0 four
1 six
0861521235
Best performances - bowlers
Player portrait, Nathan Coulter-Nile
NM Coulter-Nile MI
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
Pragyan Ojha portrait
PP Ojha MI
O
2
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
8.5
Match details
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossMumbai Indians, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days2 October 2013 - daynight(20-over match)
T20 debut
Sam Whiteman
Sam Whiteman
Umpires
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
India Image
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama
PointsMumbai Indians 4, Perth Scorchers 0