Final (N), Delhi, October 06, 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(18.5/20 ov, T:203) 169

Mumbai won by 33 runs

Player Of The Match
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Harbhajan Singh is the Man of the Match: "Great feeling winning two cups in one year. It was a little easier to score with the new ball. The ball was getting a bit wet. That over I took three wickets was probably the best I've bowled the last three months. I didn't practice much before this series, I was traveling to the US."

Dwayne Smith is the Man of the Series: "Would like to thank my batting coach Robin Singh. It was good to see we could move to 200 if you saw where we were at after ten overs."

Ajinkya Rahane wins the Golden Bat for his 288 runs. The Golden Wicket goes to the 41-year-young Pravin Tambe for his 12 wickets.

Dravid: "How good was Rahane and Samson? We gave them too muchy to do. Mumbai were the better side. Terrific effort from the team, and Tambe as well. It was a close game till the end, otherwise a great final. I've loved working with Rajasthan."

Rohit Sharma: "It was a nerve-biting game. I would like to thank Sachin and Dravid for what they've done for Indian cricket. We thought the dew would come in. Maxy finished off really well. We held our nerve in the end. Winning this was like the icing on the cake."

Rohit collects the rather small Champions League trophy. Rajiv Shaukla was kind enough to help him lift it. The rest of the team joins in. The fireworks are on, the confetti in the air.

That's it from us here. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for the mails. I'm off now to discuss this game. Cheers and good night!

End of match: Mumbai take the double of the IPL and Champions League title the same year. Chennai Super Kings did it in 2010. Sachin Tendulkar is carried by his team-mates waving the Mumbai Indians flag! Team owner Nita Ambani is there too joining in the celebrations.

DM: "In retrospect, it's better that RD's team came second, so there won't be much rash talk by the media. Had MI lost after a Sachin failure, the press would be all on his case ruining the moment for both him & RD. As for pure cricketing terms....more often than not it's the real best squad that wins a big tournament and this year MI deserved the double, they have an amazing squad. Congrats MI & farewell in colour shirts to the legends!"

Aaram: "And once again, it ends by Dravid in the shadows, unheralded, being second best.. Just breaks my heart. He deserves more!"

Gaurav: "Feeling really sad for Dravid. RR should have won this, but thats way game goes. Well played MI..Take a bow both legends. Thanks for you memories. You both were the reason I started watching Cricket."

If Mumbai were winning it for one man they certainly have. Fine farewell for Sachin Tendulkar. Dravid's side really fought but 203 was always going to be tough. Hodge would have made a difference though. 7 wickets in three overs really nailed down the Royals. Mumbai win this by 33 runs but that victory margin doesn't reflect how closely fought it was at one point.

Pollard to Faulkner, OUT

caught at deep midwicket and Mumbai Indians win their second Champions League! Pollard takes his third wicket in the over, Faulkner swings him down to deep midwicket and Smith takes it well in front of the rope

James Faulkner c Smith b Pollard 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 18m) SR: 50
Pollard to Faulkner, no run

the hat-trick ball was a slower one, swings and misses and close to the off stump

Pollard to Shukla, OUT

caught in the deep, Royals have no choice but to go for everything, length ball and lofted down to deep midwicket, taken well in front of the rope

Rahul Shukla c Smith b Pollard 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0
Pollard to Yagnik, OUT

Appeal for a catch behind and Pollard and Karthik look desperate! It was short and wide outside off and Yagnik had to leap to try and upper cut that, there was a sound and Karthik was certain he nicked it, as was Pollard, the umpire slowly walked up to his colleague to consult him and apparrently they came to a consensus about the height

Dishant Yagnik c †Karthik b Pollard 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 14m) SR: 120
Pollard to Faulkner, 1 run

makes room and drills a fuller delivery down to long-off

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 168/7CRR: 9.33 RRR: 17.50
Dishant Yagnik6 (4b 1x4)
James Faulkner1 (1b)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-0-33-1
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-32-4

jignesh: "Oh boy! Hodgey where are you? :("

Coulter-Nile to Yagnik, FOUR runs

length ball and he bends forward and chips it over square leg, Royals need many more of those

Coulter-Nile to Faulkner, 1 run

full outside off and he drills it down to long-on

The Mumbai players rush to pat Dravid's back on his final walk back but no guard of honour!

Coulter-Nile to Dravid, OUT

and Dravid, like Tendulkar is bowled in his final innings! It was a yorker on the stumps and Dravid made room and his leg stump is flattened

Rahul Dravid b Coulter-Nile 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 3m) SR: 50
Coulter-Nile to Yagnik, 1 run

some drama here! Yagnik drags it down to midwicket and the substitute Akshar Patel fields but doesn't throw, Karthik was yelling at him for not throwing

Coulter-Nile to Yagnik, (no ball)

it's a waist high no ball! Yagnik shuffles across and looks to paddle it over fine leg but misses

Coulter-Nile to Dravid, 1 run

Dravid makes room and gets a fuller length ball first up, he digs it out to the on side

Coulter-Nile to Yagnik, 1 run

short of a length on the body and he pulls on one leg down to deep square leg

And Dravid finally walks in!

end of over 174 runs • 3 wickets
RR: 159/6CRR: 9.35 RRR: 14.66
Dishant Yagnik0 (0b)
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-32-4
Rishi Dhawan 3-0-34-0

Three in an over for Harbhajan

Harbhajan to Cooper, OUT

Appeals for a stumping and Karthik is quite confident! Flatter one outside off and Cooper looks to force it away with the turn over the on side, he misses and Karthik is quick to break the stumps, replays show Cooper's back boot was on the line but there was nothing behind it to save him, the third umpire gives it out after studying several replays

Kevon Cooper st †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 3m) SR: 200
Harbhajan to Cooper, FOUR runs

easily put away! Flatter one down the leg side and he easily paddles it wide of short fine leg

Harbhajan to Binny, OUT

Binny looks to slog and misses! Harbhajan fires it in and Binny misses and loses his leg stump, Harbhajan was really pumped up after that wicket

Stuart Binny b Harbhajan Singh 10 (8b 0x4 1x6 11m) SR: 125
Harbhajan to Binny, no run
Harbhajan to Binny, no run

don't ask me how that missed the stumps! Gets on his knee to sweep and the ball nearly hits the top of the stump

End of a fine innings. Can Royals follow up well?

Harbhajan to Rahane, OUT

Rahane goes and advantage Mumbai surely! Tossed up and he comes down the track and chips a low full toss that goes flat and quick down to deep midwicket

Ajinkya Rahane c Smith b Harbhajan Singh 65 (47b 5x4 2x6 75m) SR: 138.29
end of over 1614 runs
RR: 155/3CRR: 9.68 RRR: 12.00
Stuart Binny10 (5b 1x6)
Ajinkya Rahane65 (46b 5x4 2x6)
Rishi Dhawan 3-0-34-0
Harbhajan Singh 3-0-28-1
R Dhawan to Binny, no run

nearly edges it! Dhawan cramps him up for room and he looks to run it down to third man

R Dhawan to Binny, SIX runs

puts away a full toss! This was close to waist high, he smashes it over deep midwicket, just clears the fielder who sticks his hand out

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