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6th Match, Qualifying Group (N), Raipur, Sep 16 2014, Champions League Twenty20
(17.2/20 ov)133/4
Northern Dis won by 6 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
player of the match
Scott Styris
Northern Districts
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• The 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 
Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians132/9(20 overs)
Northern Districts133/4(17.2 overs)

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
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 1715 runs
ND: 130/4CRR: 7.64 RRR: 1.00
Daryl Mitchell16 (13)
Scott Styris0 (0)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-31-0
Pragyan Ojha 3-0-20-1
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
Malinga to Mitchell, no run

back of a length just outside off, defended towards point

16.4
Malinga to Mitchell, no run

bouncer, and Mitchell lets it go outside off

16.3
4
Malinga to Mitchell, FOUR runs

another full-toss, on middle stump, and he clears his front leg and launches that over wide mid-on. Nice clean strike

16.2
Malinga to Mitchell, no run

yorker on off stump, and he pokes that away towards backward point

16.1
4
Malinga to Mitchell, FOUR runs

full-toss, too straight, and it's clipped off the toes to the deep midwicket boundary. Bad ball to start that over with

Scott Styris walks in now

end of over 161 run • 1 wicket
ND: 115/4CRR: 7.18 RRR: 4.50
Daryl Mitchell2 (7)
Pragyan Ojha 3-0-20-1
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-26-2
15.6
W
Ojha to Flynn, OUT

oh my. That wasn't short enough to pull, and he's deposited that straight into the hands of Harbhajan at short midwicket

Daniel Flynn c Harbhajan Singh b Ojha 13 (29m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 81.25
15.5
Ojha to Flynn, no run

slants this across Flynn, who is beaten looking to cut

15.4
1
Ojha to Mitchell, 1 run

on the pads, and he gets off strike by tucking that away to deep square leg

15.3
Ojha to Mitchell, no run

back of a length, pushed through into the stumps, and he punches it back to the bowler

15.2
Ojha to Mitchell, no run

not quite as short, and he outside-edges this attempted punch down to short third man

15.1
Ojha to Mitchell, no run

short, wide, and Malinga gets in the way of that square cut at point

end of over 152 runs • 1 wicket
ND: 114/3CRR: 7.60 RRR: 3.80
Daryl Mitchell1 (3)
Daniel Flynn13 (14)
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-26-2
Jalaj Saxena 2-0-21-0
14.6
1
Bumrah to Mitchell, 1 run

back of a length outside off, and he squirts that away backward of point with an open face

14.5
Bumrah to Mitchell, no run

short outside off, and Mitchell lets it go

Vamsi: "Looks like Pollard has Jalaj Saxena in his fantasy XI.. I wonder how is promoted to no.3 or how he gets to bowl ahead of Shreyas Gopal??"

14.4
Bumrah to Mitchell, no run

back of a length, angling in, and he shuffles across to defend off the back foot

Daryl Mitchell is in now

14.3
W
Bumrah to Watling, OUT

taken! Harbhajan leaps to his right to pluck a one-handed catch after Watling flicks this full ball uppishly

BJ Watling c Harbhajan Singh b Bumrah 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
14.2
Bumrah to Watling, no run

straightens this slightly after angling it in from wide of the crease, and he's beaten, poking at it outside off

Best performances - batters
Kane Williamson portrait
KS Williamson ND
53 runs (36)
7 fours
1 six
Control82%
Productive shot
leg glance
12 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Anton Devcich portrait
AP Devcich ND
39 runs (34)
4 fours
1 six
Control77%
Productive shot
cover drive
9 runs
2 fours
0 six
811645113
Best performances - bowlers
Scott Styris portrait
SB Styris ND
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
Tim Southee portrait
TG Southee ND
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
TossNorthern Districts, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Scott Styris
Scott Styris
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 days16 September 2014 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Krishnaraj Srinath
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Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
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Nandan
Reserve Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
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Rajendra Jadeja
PointsNorthern Districts 4, Mumbai Indians 0