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CLT20 : Mumbai Indians fail to qualify for the main draw (Scorecard)

Sep 18 () : Defending champions Mumbai Indians failed to qualify for the main draw of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) as they lost their final match against Northern Districts (ND) by 6 wickets. This is the first time that a defending champion has got knocked out before the main draw.

Mumbai Indians have themselves to blame as their batsmen failed to put up a competitive score for the 2nd time in three games. Batting first on a pitch which was a bit on the slower side, Mumbai Indians (MI) failed to start well. Hussey was the first to be dismissed in the 3rd over for 7 while Saxena followed suit soon, scoring 10. Simmons, Rayudu and Tare did not add much as they were pegged back by Styris.

MI was reduced to 46 for 5 in the 11th over , a position from which they could never recover. The skipper, Pollard, hit a couple of boundaries to score 31 off 24 , but it was only Gopal and Malinga who scored 44 runs between them in 20 deliveries that helped MI go beyond 100 runs and score 132.

Styris was the pick of the bowlers as he ended up with 3 wickets for 21 runs while Southee returned with figures of 3 for 24.

Williamson, who has been looked at as only a test player, showed that if one has the technique, runs can be scored in any format scoring 53 off just 36 deliveries. He scored aggressively and played his shots through the gaps scoring 7 boundaries during his stay. The opening pair added 83 runs in just 9.4 overs ensuring only 50 was required in the second half of the innings.

 The team chased down the target comfortably in the 18th over with 6 wickets in hand as the MI bowlers could not get regular wickets as their opponents. The defeat sent them packing from the tournament as they had lost 2 off the 3 qualifying matches.

 Scorecard

Mumbai Indians innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal LMP Simmons b Styris 13 17 2 0 76.47
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Kuggeleijn b Southee 7 12 1 0 58.33
View dismissal Jalaj S Saxena c Williamson b Styris 10 8 0 1 125.00
View dismissal AT Rayudu c †Watling b Boult 6 14 0 0 42.85
View dismissal AP Tare c †Watling b Styris 7 10 1 0 70.00
View dismissal KA Pollard* c Harris b Southee 31 24 2 1 129.16
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Devcich b Kuggeleijn 10 14 0 1 71.42
View dismissal S Gopal run out (Boult/†Watling) 24 12 2 1 200.00
View dismissal SL Malinga b Southee 20 8 3 1 250.00
PP Ojha not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 132 (6.60 runs per over)
Did not bat JJ Bumrah
Fall of wickets 1-10 (Hussey, 3.1 ov), 2-27 (Jalaj S Saxena, 5.3 ov), 3-34 (Simmons, 7.3 ov), 4-44 (Tare, 9.4 ov),5-46 (Rayudu, 10.5 ov), 6-75 (Harbhajan Singh, 15.3 ov), 7-89 (Pollard, 16.6 ov), 8-116 (Malinga, 19.1 ov),9-132 (Gopal, 19.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket TA Boult 4 0 21 1 5.25
View wickets TG Southee 4 0 24 3 6.00 (1w)
View wicket SC Kuggeleijn 4 0 40 1 10.00 (1w)
View wickets SB Styris 4 0 21 3 5.25
IS Sodhi 4 0 25 0 6.25
Northern Districts innings (target: 133 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AP Devcich c Pollard b Harbhajan Singh 39 34 4 1 114.70
View dismissal KS Williamson c Pollard b Bumrah 53 36 7 1 147.22
View dismissal DR Flynn* c Harbhajan Singh b Ojha 13 16 2 0 81.25
View dismissal BJ Watling c Harbhajan Singh b Bumrah 0 4 0 0 0.00
DJ Mitchell not out 16 13 2 1 123.07
SB Styris not out 3 2 0 0 150.00
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 5, nb 1) 9
Total (4 wickets; 17.2 overs) 133 (7.67 runs per over)
Did not bat DJ HarrisSC KuggeleijnTG SoutheeIS SodhiTA Boult
Fall of wickets 1-83 (Devcich, 9.4 ov), 2-103 (Williamson, 12.5 ov), 3-113 (Watling, 14.3 ov), 4-115 (Flynn, 15.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
SL Malinga 4 0 31 0 7.75 (1nb, 3w)
View wickets JJ Bumrah 4 0 26 2 6.50 (2w)
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 4 0 29 1 7.25
View wicket PP Ojha 3.2 0 23 1 6.90
Jalaj S Saxena 2 0 21 0 10.50

Scorecard Courtesy : espncricinfo.com

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