CLT20 Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians defended a moderate total against Bangalore Royal Challengers to win the 2011 edition of Champions League T20. A look at the statistical highlights from the Sunday’s play.
# Virat Kohli became the first fielder to take ten catches in the Champions League Twenty20.
# Chris Gayle has top-scored for Bangalore in the just concluded competition – 257 in six matches at an average of 42.83, including two fifties.
# Lasith Malinga claimed 10 wickets at an average of 11.70 in six matches – the most for Mumbai in the Champions League Twenty20 2011-12.
# Malinga was rightly adjudged the Player of the series.
# Harbhajan Singh’s superb figures of 3 for 20 are his best in the Champions League Twenty20 – the second best overall for Mumbai Indians, next only to Lasith Malinga’s 4 for 20 against Somerset at Chennai on October 8, 2011.
# Kieron Pollard became the first batsman to complete 250 runs (ave.27.77) for Mumbai Indians in ten matches in the Champions League. No other Mumbai batsman could managed even 150 in the Champions League overall.
# Pollard has become the top run-getter for Mumbai Indians in the just concluded tournament – 123 at an average of 20.50.
# Mumbai Indians became the third team after New South Wales (2009-10) and Chennai Super Kings (2010-11) to win the Champions League Trophy.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore (108) have posted the lowest score in a Grand Final of the Champions League Twenty20, eclipsing the 118 by Trinidad & Tobago against New South Wales at Uppal on October 23, 2009
# Harbhajan Singh has got his first Man of the Match award in the Champions League Twenty20.
# Daniel Vettori has claimed seven wickets at an average of 23.00 in six matches – the most for Bangalore in the Champions League Twenty20 2011-12.
# Suryakumar Yadav (24) has posted his career-best innings in Twenty20.
# James Franklin, with 41 off 29 balls, has top-scored in the match.
# Raju Bhatkal (3/21) has recorded the best figures for Bangalore against Mumbai Indians in the Champions League Twenty20, eclipsing Dale Steyn’s 3 for 26 at Durban on September 19, 2010.
# Bhatkal’s excellent figures are his best in the Champions League Twenty20.
Mumbai Indians secured the Champions League Twenty20 title with a 31-run victory over the Bangalore Royal Challengers in an entertaining final in Chennai.
James Franklin, with 41 off 29 balls, top-scored for the Indians as they posted a seemingly below-par total of 139 all out from their 20 overs, Raju Bhatkal claiming three for 21 from three overs.
Tillakaratne Dilshan made a quickfire 27 in response but Bangalore danger man Chris Gayle failed to get out of first gear and the early dismissals of the pair were signs of things to come for the Royal Challengers, who stuttered to 108 all out from 19.2 overs.
Harbhajan Singh took three for 20 for Mumbai, while Yuzvendra Chahal finished with figures of two for nine and Lasith Malinga two for 23.
The Indians made a sloppy start after opting to bat first, Aiden Blizzard run out for three in the second over. He smashed a full delivery through Dirk Nannes and set off, but Sarul Kanwar did not move and both openers found themselves at the non-striker’s end as wicketkeeper Arun Karthik whipped off the bails.
Nannes accounted for Kanwar for 13 soon after, beating the batsman for pace and dislodging two stumps.
Ambati Rayudu made 22 from 21 balls before being dismissed by Bhatkal, Chris Gayle taking a fine catch at extra cover.
Suryakumar Yadav and Franklin steered Mumbai past 100 before the 21-year-old Indian was run out backing up by Daniel Vettori for 24.
Franklin moved on to 41 – thanks in part to huge sixes off Sreenath Aravind and Daniel Vettori – before he too was run out, the New Zealander attempting a second run after Kieron Pollard had flicked wide of mid-wicket.
Pollard and Harbhajan followed soon after in a productive 16th over for Bangalore, bowled by Vettori. The former was caught at long on by Virat Kohli for two, and the latter dismissed leg before wicket playing across the line without troubling the scorers.
Sri Lanka paceman Malinga, batting at nine, plundered two sixes in his 11-ball innings to help boost Mumbai’s total but departed in the 19th over for 16, straight after Rajagopal Sathish (nine) had been caught at long on. Chahal fell for two to the last ball of the innings.
Bangalore made a steady enough start to their reply, with Dilshan roaring to 27 before Malinga uprooted his Sri Lanka captain’s off stump in the fifth over.
Gayle contributed just five before he too was sent packing in the following over. He became Harbhajan’s first victim when he was trapped lbw for five by the India spinner.
The wickets continued to tumble at regular intervals as Bangalore failed to build any real momentum.
Mayank Agarwal (14) lofted a Chahal delivery to long off, where Pollard took the catch at the third attempt, and Harbhajan accounted for Kohli in the following over when he had his countryman caught by Blizzard at deep mid-wicket for 11.
Karthik was caught at long off by Pollard off the bowling of Chahal for nought, Kaif snapped up at cover by Kanwar off Pollard for three and Vettori (one) stumped going down the track by Rayudu for seven to leave Bangalore 92 for seven in the 17th over.
Saurabh Tiwary’s dismissal for 17 in the following over put paid to any hopes the Royal Challengers harboured of mounting an unlikely comeback. He was caught at extra cover by Harbhajan off Abu Nechim Ahmed.
Aravind (four) and Bhatkal (six) hung around for a few balls but the writing was on the wall and Mumbai’s victory was sealed when the latter holed out to Sathish at long on.
Harbhajan: I want to thank my team-mates. We were right in the game when we went to bowl. Our body language was good. It was a matter of getting Gayle, Dilshan and Kohli. Once we got them off, we were in the game and they were fantastic. When we went to the dressing room, we had the belief that we could defend this total. We gave our best shot and it worked. Lasith is a great player for Mumbai and he is a phenomenal player. It is great to have a player who can win matches out of nowhere. Franklin, Abu Nechim were great. We were not the favorites but to win in this competition in this manner is great. Without Sachin and Rohit, if the team could achieve this, when they come back, Mumbai will go to greater heights.
Vettori: We fought back well after Franklin got them to a good start. 140 was gettable but everything went pear-shaped. The pitch would have been different from the one in Bangalore. Harbhajan really kept things tight in the middle overs. Mumbai played exceptionally well. After being in the finals of the IPL, we wanted to go one step ahead. However, we will try to do that in the IPL next year. We have some good players like Gayle, Dilshan but we could not go the distance.
David Warner gets the Golden Bat for scoring the maximum number of runs in this tournament.
Malinga: We were not in a good situation at the start of the tournament but we have ended on a high. I am playing only as a bowler in the team but I wanted to show that I can bat as well. We always tried to get somewhere between 140-145 and we wanted to pick some quick wickets. It was a good feeling to get rid of Dilshan. He is a great batsman. I enjoy playing for the Mumbai Indians.
Lasith Malinga is the MoS for his all-round brilliance. He took 10 wickets and for scoring 68 runs lower down the order. He also gets the Golden Wicket award.
Harbhajan Singh is the MoM for his match haul of 3/20 in four overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
Match: CLT20 Final 2011
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date: October 09th,2011 (Sunday)
Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to Bat.
Result: Mumbai Indians beat Bangalore by 31 runs
Scoreboard : Mumbai Indians Innings
|Mumbai Indians Innings||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|Aiden Blizzard||run out (S Aravind/A Karthik)||3||4||0||0||75.00|
|Sarul Kanwar||b D Nannes||13||14||1||1||92.86|
|Ambati Rayudu (wk)||c C Gayle b R Bhatkal||22||21||1||1||104.76|
|James Franklin||run out (M Agarwal/D Nannes)||41||29||2||2||141.18|
|Suryakumar Yadav||run out (D Vettori)||24||17||2||1||141.18|
|Kieron Pollard||c V Kohli b D Vettori||2||5||0||0||40.00|
|Rajagopal Sathish||c M Agarwal b R Bhatkal||9||9||0||1||100.00|
|Harbhajan Singh (c)||lbw b D Vettori||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Lasith Malinga||c S Aravind b R Bhatkal||16||11||0||2||145.45|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Not Out||2||4||0||0||50.00|
|Abu Nechim||c C Gayle b S Aravind||2||4||0||0||50.00|
|Extras||(b 0,lb 1,w 4, nb 0)||5|
|Total||(All Out; 20.0 overs)||139||(6.95 runs per over)|
Fall of wickets (Mumbai Indians):
1-10 (Blizzard, 1.2 ov), 2-24 (Kanwar, 3.6 ov), 3-65 (Rayudu, 9.2 ov), 4-105 (Yadav, 13.5 ov), 5-108 (Franklin, 14.2 ov), 6-109 (Pollard, 15.1 ov), 7-109 (Harbhajan Singh, 15.3 ov), 8-135 (Sathish, 18.3 ov), 9-135 (Malinga, 18.4 ov), 10-139 (Chahal, 19.6 ov)
|Dirk Nannes||4||0||14||1||3.50||(w 2)|
|Chris Gayle||1||0||6||0||6.00||(w 1)|
Scoreboard : Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||b L Malinga||27||20||5||0||135.00|
|Chris Gayle||lbw b H Singh||5||12||1||0||41.67|
|Virat Kohli||c A Blizzard b H Singh||11||19||1||0||57.89|
|Mayank Agarwal||c K Pollard b Y Chahal||14||19||1||0||73.68|
|Saurabh Tiwary||c H Singh b A Nechim||17||22||0||1||77.27|
|Arun Karthik (wk)||c K Pollard b Y Chahal||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Mohammad Kaif||c S Kanwar b K Pollard||3||7||0||0||42.86|
|Daniel Vettori (c)||st A Rayudu b H Singh||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Raju Bhatkal||c R Sathish b A Nechim||6||8||0||0||75.00|
|Sreenath Aravind||b L Malinga||4||4||0||0||100.00|
|Dirk Nannes||Not Out||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||(b 0,lb 0,w 3, nb 1)||4|
|Total||(All Out; 19.2 overs)||108||(5.59 runs per over)|
Fall of wickets (Bangalore):
1-38 (Dilshan, 4.1 ov), 2-42 (Gayle, 5.6 ov), 3-67 (Agarwal, 10.3 ov), 4-73 (Kohli, 11.5 ov), 5-74 (Arun Karthik, 12.5 ov), 6-81 (Kaif, 15.1 ov), 7-92 (Vettori, 16.2 ov), 8-98 (Tiwary, 17.3 ov), 9-108 (Aravind, 18.5 ov), 10-108 (Bhatkal, 19.2 ov)
|Lasith Malinga||4||0||23||2||5.80||(nb 1 w 2)|
|Abu Nechim||3.2||0||26||2||7.80||(w 2)|
|Harbhajan Singh||4||0||20||3||5.00||(w 3)|
|Kieron Pollard||4||0||21||1||5.20||(w 2)|
|James Franklin||1||0||4||0||4.00||(w 1)|
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Aiden Blizzard, Sarul Kanwar, Ambati Rayudu(w), Kieron Pollard, James Franklin, Suryakumar Yadav, Rajagopal Sathish, Harbhajan Singh(c), Lasith Malinga, Yuzvendra Chahal, Abu Nechim
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Saurabh Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Kaif, Daniel Vettori(c), Arun Karthik(w), Raju Bhatkal, Sreenath Aravind, Dirk Nannes
October 09, 2011 : Royal Challengers Bangalore will play Mumbai Indians for a chance to lift the Champions League T20 this year. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s campaign this tournament has been a two-part story. In the first part, they have batted first, got the 170s but conceded wins when both, the Warriors and Kolkata have chased it down. Then, in the second part, they have had the likes of Chris Gayle, T Dilshan and Virat Kohli carting the opposition bowling away to all parts of the ground on a flat to get themselves to three successive scores of more than 200 to win the game. Somerset and the two Australian sides, South Australia Redbacks and New South Wales Blues have been at the receiving end of the carnage and have lost each time.
Match – CLT20 2011 Final Match
Date – October 09th,2011 (Sunday)
Time – 14:30 GMT | 20:00 IST
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
The Mumbai Indians have been surprise finalists to say the least. They started off with a shock win over the Chennai Super Kings and then almost messed up a game that they should have won against Trinidad and Tobago. A rained-off match against Cobras was followed by a loss to the New South Wales Blues and yet, the other results in their group allowed them to go through to the semi-final. In the semis, the Mumbai Indians batted well for a change, on a sluggish Chennai track and got to a challenging 160. Then, Lasith Malinga bagged four wickets to stall a matured knock from Craig Kieswetter to get to the final.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will not want to fiddle around too much with their batting, which has already seen three successive scores of more than 200 in the tournament. Chris Gayle has starred in two, Tillakaratne Dilshan has got a 70 in one while Virat Kohli was the man of the match in a couple of those games as well. Where they will want to change things around is their bowling. Syed Mohammad was injured in the previous game and they replaced him with a batsman, Mohammad Kaif. However, Bangalore has struggled with the bowling because of the lack of incision and might be looking to get in either Abhimanyu Mithun or Syed Mohammad into the side.
The Mumbai Indians had gone into the semi-finals with four foreign players after the Champions League governing council had revoked the allowance that had been provided to them earlier. This means that they should go into the game with the same 11 that beat Somerset in the final. The advantage that the Mumbai Indians could derive from their inexperienced set is that the opposition may not have seen them too much. Sarul Kanwar can hit the long ball, Suryakumar Yadav had only recently made a 190 in under-21 cricket and Aiden Blizzard smashed a half-century in the semi-final – all of whom will have a role to play in the final. On paper, Bangalore is head and shoulders above the Mumbai Indians. However, the Mumbai Indians have stuck well together and on a slower track, could make it difficult for Bangalore. Bangalore to edge out the opponents though.
Mumbai Indians will need their captain Harbhajan Singh to bowl better than he has bowled in the tournament so far while Lasith Malinga will be the danger-man as far as the opponent is concerned. The Royal Challengers Bangalore will look at their top three to give them a good start, but Saurabh Tiwary will know that he needs to score some runs as well if he gets an opportunity.
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Two Indian Premier League powerhouses Bangalore and Mumbai will meet in the final of Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. Neither side has won the Champions League T20 before, so a win here will give them the trophy. Interestingly, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are the only side in the history of the CLT20 to have qualified for the tournament every season and would consider themselves deserving winners!
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