Mumbai Win Low-Scorer By One Wicket In Bangalore
Mumbai Indians 99-9 (Rayudu 36) beat
Trinidad & Tobogo 98 (Mohammed 23) by one wicket
Champions League Twenty20, Bangalore
The Mumbai Indians made it two Champions League Twenty20 wins out of two with a remarkable one-wicket victory in Bangalore over Trinidad & Tobago.
Neither side managed to break 100 but the game still went down to the wire as Mumbai somehow scrambled 11 runs in the final over despite losing two wickets in the final three balls.
Trinidad and Tobago were dismissed for 98 in just 16.2 overs before Ambati Rayudu top scored with 36 in 47 balls to secure a priceless win for the Indian Premier League runners-up, who now look a strong bet to reach the semi-finals.
Harbhajan Singh returned figures of three for 22 to hasten Trinidad & Tobago's downfall, Jason Mohammed (23) and Lendl Simmons (21) the only players to threaten to break the shackles before the ever-dangerous Lasith Malinga took two wickets with Abu Nechim, James Franklin and Kieron Pollard taking one apiece.
Mumbai found the going just as tough in reply and quickly in trouble at 33 for five when Pollard fell having never settled against his countrymen.
Rayudu stood firm and appeared to be set to guide his side to victory before he was run out attempting to level the scores with one ball to go.
However, Yuzvendra Chahal proved to be an unlikely hero - just as Malinga had with the bat against the Chennai Super Kings - by making the final two runs thanks first to Trinidad & Tobogo allowing a single and then wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin missing the stumps as the throw came in.
It meant that Ravi Rampaul's haul of three for 17 and Sunil Narine's two for ten went in vain.
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