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.
|Mumbai Indians innings (20 overs maximum)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|LMP Simmons||b Styris||13||17||2||0||76.47|
|MEK Hussey||c Kuggeleijn b Southee||7||12||1||0||58.33|
|Jalaj S Saxena||c Williamson b Styris||10||8||0||1||125.00|
|AT Rayudu||c †Watling b Boult||6||14||0||0||42.85|
|AP Tare†||c †Watling b Styris||7||10||1||0||70.00|
|KA Pollard*||c Harris b Southee||31||24||2||1||129.16|
|Harbhajan Singh||c Devcich b Kuggeleijn||10||14||0||1||71.42|
|S Gopal||run out (Boult/†Watling)||24||12||2||1||200.00|
|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)|
|Northern Districts innings (target: 133 runs from 20 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|AP Devcich||c Pollard b Harbhajan Singh||39||34||4||1||114.70|
|KS Williamson||c Pollard b Bumrah||53||36||7||1||147.22|
|DR Flynn*||c Harbhajan Singh b Ojha||13||16||2||0||81.25|
|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 Harris, SC Kuggeleijn, TG Southee, IS Sodhi, TA 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)|
|SL Malinga||4||0||31||0||7.75||(1nb, 3w)|
|Jalaj S Saxena||2||0||21||0||10.50|
Scorecard Courtesy : espncricinfo.com