Kolkata, May 25 (): In the Qualifier 2 match of the IPL 2013 match played between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians on Friday, May 24 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Mumbai beat Rajasthan by four wickets.
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians played the first play-off on May 21, which is named as the Qualifier 1. Chennai Super Kings won the match and have directly entered the final.
The second play-off, called Eliminator match, was played between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 22. Rajasthan Royals won the match and played in the Qualifier 2 match against Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens.
By winning the second qualifier match, Mumbai Indians made it to the final of Pepsi IPL-VI with a four-wicket victory over a brave Rajasthan Royals.
Toss : Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bat
Rajasthan Royals 165/6 (20.0 ov)
Mumbai Indians 169/6 (19.5 ov)
Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets
Man of the match Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai Indians)
Opting to bat, Rahane, hit on the helmet by a Mitchell Johnson delivery, settled down to play second fiddle as the opening pair added 44 runs in 6.3 overs before Harbhajan Singh induced Rahane to attempt a sweep at a straighter one that beat the bat and hit the leg stump.
From 108 for six in 15.3 overs, Dishant Yagnik, a energetic left-hander, hit a 17-ball 31 not out with six boundaries, even as Hodge held the other end up with an unbeaten 19 off 20 balls, and lifted RR to a position of strength from where the team had a chance to fight back. The two added 57 runs for the seventh wicket. RR scored 165 runs.
Chasing the target of 166, Mumbai had a good chase with opener Dwayne Smith (62) and Aditya Tare (35). Tare would not have played this game if Sachin Tendulkar had been fit, but given an opportunity he cashed in.
Their 70-run first-wicket partnership in just nine overs, put Mumbai Indians on the road to victory. Smith scored 62 off 44 balls and stayed at the wicket till the 17th over.
Mumbai needed 23 runs off the last two overs. They scored 15 off the 19th, bowled by Kevon Cooper. Harbhajan Singh picked up three wickets and scored the winning runs for Mumbai.
|Rajasthan Royals innings (20 overs maximum)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|R Dravid*||c Sharma b Harbhajan Singh||43||37||7||0||116.21|
|AM Rahane||b Harbhajan Singh||21||18||3||0||116.66|
|SR Watson||c Sharma b Harbhajan Singh||6||8||1||0||75.00|
|SV Samson||c Harbhajan Singh b Malinga||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|STR Binny||c Harbhajan Singh b Pollard||27||17||3||1||158.82|
|BJ Hodge||not out||19||20||2||0||95.00|
|K Cooper||c Smith b Pollard||4||2||1||0||200.00|
|DH Yagnik†||not out||31||17||5||0||182.35|
|Extras||(lb 4, w 8, nb 2)||14|
|Total||(6 wickets; 20 overs)||165||(8.25 runs per over)|
|Did not bat JP Faulkner, VS Malik, SK Trivedi|
|Fall of wickets 1-44 (Rahane, 6.3 ov), 2-60 (Watson, 8.4 ov), 3-64 (Samson, 9.4 ov), 4-87 (Dravid, 12.1 ov),5-104 (Binny, 15.1 ov), 6-108 (Cooper, 15.3 ov)|
|SL Malinga||4||0||43||1||10.75||(1nb, 2w)|
|Mumbai Indians innings (target: 166 runs from 20 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|DR Smith||c Samson b Binny||62||44||6||2||140.90|
|AP Tare||c Samson b Cooper||35||27||3||2||129.62|
|KD Karthik†||c Rahane b Cooper||22||17||3||0||129.41|
|RG Sharma*||b Trivedi||2||8||0||0||25.00|
|KA Pollard||c Cooper b Faulkner||11||6||0||1||183.33|
|AT Rayudu||b Watson||17||11||1||1||154.54|
|Harbhajan Singh||not out||6||4||1||0||150.00|
|R Dhawan||not out||4||2||1||0||200.00|
|Extras||(lb 6, w 4)||10|
|Total||(6 wickets; 19.5 overs)||169||(8.52 runs per over)|
|Did not bat MG Johnson, SL Malinga, PP Ojha|
|Fall of wickets 1-70 (Tare, 9.1 ov), 2-125 (Karthik, 14.1 ov), 3-128 (Sharma, 15.5 ov), 4-132 (Smith, 16.3 ov),5-141 (Pollard, 17.3 ov), 6-160 (Rayudu, 19.2 ov)|