23:44 (IST): Presentation -
Ajinkya Rahane gets the Golden Bat award for scoring 288 runs while the 41-year-old Pravin Tambe receives the Golden Wicket award. Dwayne Smith gets the Man of the Series award.
Rohit Sharma: It was a nerve-biting game, we did expect it. I would like to thank the two legends for whatever they have done to the game. We knew that with dew coming around, we needed a big score on the board. It was a great start from Smith and Maxi ended it very well. They started off the chase superbly, but our bowlers did their bit towards the end. Winning this is the icing on the cake, this is a great tournament to be playing. I would like to thank everyone associated with the team for this victory. There was a lot of expectations from us, it is great to finish with a double.
Rahul Dravid: It was a fantastic chase. Sanju and Rahane were outstanding. We perhaps gave away too many runs in the final overs. They had some superb firepower and deserved the victory. I am proud of the efforts of my team. It was a great final, we did excellently well and the crowds have been terrific as well. I have loved working with the team management and it has been a privilege to work with them. I am grateful for the kind of support that both teams gave me when I entered the ground today. I am looking forward to working with this unit in future as well.
23:33 (IST): Quotes after the match -
Glenn Maxwell: I threw some caution into the wind. It is a very good feeling to have contributed to the win.
Kieron Pollard: I just try to give my best for every team that I play for. We hope to celebrate nicely in Mumbai.
Harbhajan Singh: This is a special win. Winning Indian Premier League and now this is wonderful. I would love to thank every Mumbai fan.
Pragyan Ojha: I was really charged up today. After coming so far, not giving your best at the final is not done. I was always looking to take wickets.
Dwayne Smith: I have been working extremely hard with Robin Singh on my batting. I felt that I was in good form and wanted to cash in. Great to win the title for Mumbai.
23:19 (IST):That's it! Mumbai Indians win title for the second time after beating Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs in Delhi. Kieron Pollard finishes with 3 for 31 after Harbhajan Singh took 4/32. Sanju Samson (60) and Ajinkya Rahane (65) fought well but lacked support from other batsmen.
23:16 (IST): WICKET! Dishant Yagnik edges Kieron Pollard to Dinesh Karthik. And then gets Rahul Shukla on the next ball. Rajasthan 169/9 (18.3overs) against Mumbai Indians.
23:10 (IST): WICKET! Rahul Dravid is bowled by Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rajasthan 163/7 (17.4 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
23:05 (IST): WICKET! Harbjajan Singh takes his third wicket in the over. Cooper stumped by Dinesh Karthik. Rajasthan 159/6 (17 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
23:02 (IST): WICKET! Harbhajan Singh gets rid of Stuart Binny. Rajasthan 155/5 (16.4 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
22:59 (IST): WICKET! Harbhajan Singh on target once again and this time it's the big wicket of Ajinkya Rahane. Rajasthan 155/4 (16.1 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
22:50 (IST): WICKET! That's the end of Shane Watson and guess who Harbhajan Singh gets the big wicket. Watson takes on Bhajji only to mistime it to Kieron Pollard at long on. Rajasthan 137/3 (14.3 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
22:41 (IST): FIFTY! Ajinkya Rahane continues with his good form as he notches up another half-century. It's his fourth consecutive fifty. He also becomes first batsman to hit four fifties in single edition of CLT20. Rajasthan 123/2 (12.4 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
22:37 (IST): WICKET! Sanju Samson's fiery 33-ball 60 comes to an end. He looks to go over cover but gets a thick outside edge to Harbhajan Singh at short third man. Rajasthan 117/2 (11.5 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
22:35 (IST): Sanju Samson gets lucky here! He smashes Nathan Coulter-Nile to deep mid wicket boundary, two fielders - Harbhajan Singh and Glenn Maxwell - were after it but none reached the ball. Rajasthan 114/1 (11 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
22:25 (IST): Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson are not shy of hitting big shots and are timing the ball really well. Samson also brings up his third fifty in this edition. Rajasthan 100/1 (9 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
22:00 (IST): Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson have kept Rajasthan Royals in control despite losing Kushal Parera early. Rajasthan 46/1 (4 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
21:48 (IST): WICKET! Kushal Perera has to go. Perera plays towards mid off with soft hands and calls for a quick single but Ajinkya Rahane was not interested however Dwayne Smith was sure what he has to do. He quickly picks the ball and throws it to Dinesh Karthik who just gives a finishing touch. Rajasthan 8/1 (0.4 overs).
21:34 (IST): Mumbai Indians finish at 202 for 6 against Rajasthan Royals at Kotla. This is the highest total for Mumbai in CLT20. Dwayne Smith top scored with 44 but there were a couple of fiery knocks by Glenn Maxwell (37 off 14 balls) and Rohit Sharma (14-ball 33) that really put Mumbai on top. Ambati Rayudu also chipped in with 29. For Rajasthan, Pravin Tambe bagged two wickets while Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Rahul Shukla bagged one each.
21:32 (IST): WICKET! Glenn Maxwell is run out by Pravin Tambe for 37 off 14 balls. Mumbai 193/6 (19.3 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
21:24 (IST): It's raining sixes here! The million dollar boy of Mumbai Indians Glenn Maxwell is turning the heat on at Kotla. Dinesh Karthik also gets off the mark with a huge six. Mumbai 172/5 (18 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
21:18 (IST): WICKET! Rohit Sharma's fiery 14-ball 33-run knock is ended by Rahul Shukla. Rohit goes sown the track only to hit it straight to James Faulkner at deep mid wicket. Mumbai 152/5 (17.1 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
21:14 (IST): WICKET! James Faulkner gets rid of Kieron Pollard for 15. Pollard goes across the line and swings his bat but misses the length ball. Mumbai 140/4 (16.2 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
20:12 (IST): Rohit Sharma is on fire as he is just dealing in fours and sixes at the moment. Kieron Pollard is at the other end. Mumbai have scored 64 runs in last five overs. Mumbai 139/3 (16 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
20:59 (IST): WICKET! Pravin Tambe gets another one as he gets rid of Ambati Rayudu. Rayudu goes down the track for a big heave but misses it completely. Mumbai 104/3 (13.4 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
20:50 (IST): WICKET! Pravin Tambe strikes to remove Dwayne Smith for 44. Smith looks to sweeps but misses it completely. Mumbai 77/2 (11.3 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
20:47 (IST): 'Unstoppable' Dwayne Smith hammers Shane Watson for three consecutive fours in his third over. Watson concedes 15 runs. Mumbai 75/1 (11 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
20:36 (IST): Fifty up for Mumbai Indians. Ambati Rayudu has joined Dwayne Smith in the middle after the departure of Sachin Tendulkar. Mumbai 54/1 (8 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
20:21 (IST): WICKET! Sachin Tendulkar is out. His last innings in Mumbai Indians clothing lasts 15 runs. Shane Watson lures him for a drive and Sachin misses it completely. Mumbai 35/1 (4.3 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
20:19 (IST): Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar have provided a fiery start to Mumbai Indians. Mumbai 27/0 (4 overs) vs Rajasthan Royals.
20:06 (IST): Shane Watson joins James Faulkner in the opening spell. Sachin Tendulkar gets off the mark with a single.
20:02 (IST): Dwayne Smith gets Mumbai Indians off the mark with a huge six over mid wicket.
20:00 (IST): Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat for one final time for Mumbai Indians. Dwayne Smith is his partner. James Faulkner to start proceedings for Rajasthan Royals.
19:50 (IST): TEAMS -
Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Kushal Janith Perera, Sanju Samson, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Dishant Yagnik (wicketkeeper), James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Shukla
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, Dwayne Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma (captain), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harbhajan Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Pragyan Ojha
19:40 (IST): QUOTES -
Rohit Sharma: We would have fielded as well. We will come in and put up a good score on the board. We knew what kind of cricket we need to play on this wicket. It is a very good opportunity for the guys. Our bowlers are experienced and will adjust well to bowling second on this wicket. Maxwell comes in for Johnson.
Rahul Dravid: We will bowl first. Looks like there will be a little bit of dew as the evening progresses, we would like to field first. We have had a lot of performances from our youngsters, hopefully, we will get one more from them today. We believe that we have got the team for all conditions, we can play well in all conditions. Brad Hodge, Shaun Tait and Ashok Menaria miss out with injuries. Kushal Perera has joined us though, he will be our 4th overseas player. No other changes.
19:30 (IST): TOSS! Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have decided to bowl first against Mumbai Indians at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.
19:15 (IST): QUOTES -
Sachin Tendulkar: I remember being part of a Wills Trophy team and I was his (Rahul Dravid) captain. We have been playing in the same team but it is a rare occasion where we are playing against each other. He is absolutely a master techinician and he would be my no. 3 anytime. It's a great tournament as all the players around the world love to play this tournament and we get to know players from other countries. It is sharing knowledge and not only giving lectures to them. That has been going around for the last six years. Rajasthan have had some wonderful matches, the match against Otago (Volts) showed that they don't give up till the last minute. We are friends off the field but are very professional once we are on the field.
Rahul Dravid: One final time is nice. It's funny that we've played against each other more in coloured clothing. You must remember that Sachin is 7 years senior to me as a cricketer. Great tournament this is, for the youngsters this is a great experience. I'm ok giving away my jersey number. Dinesh Karthik is wearing mine I think. It's been a roller coaster ride for (Rajasthan) Royals. I couldn't have asked for anything more, a great journey.
18:40 (IST): Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma indicates his team will hold an edge in the final of the Champions League Twenty20 against Rajasthan Royals considering they 'know the conditions better' at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
18:15 (IST): Not only would Rajasthan have to play out of their comfort zone, they will have to take the field less than 24 hours after settling down in New Delhi, having reached the city only on Saturday evening. The Mumbai boys will also have to recover quickly too, because the final starts at 8 pm, just over 20 hours after the semifinal ended.
17:45 (IST): One of the big holes in the Mumbai arsenal, Sachin Tendulkar's poor form, might not be as big a worry anymore after he hit a 31-ball 35 against T&T in the semifinal. Along the way, he also became the 16th man to score 50,000 runs in recognised cricket.
The Champions League Twenty20 2013 will end with the same teams on the field as when the first match was played on September 21 - Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Just over two weeks on, it's Rahul Dravid versus Sachin Tendulkar again in what is mostly likely to be the last time the two greats will be seen together on the field, pitted against each other.
But emotions aside, it's a match that promises to be engrossing - a clash of styles, a clash of team character.
Mumbai and Rajasthan have played each other four times this year, and the honours have been even. Both won their home matches in IPL VI, Mumbai won the second IPL qualifier in Kolkata, and Rajasthan won the inaugural game of CLT20. That makes things look balanced, except that there's one factor to be accounted for: Rajasthan's CLT20 campaign has been entirely based in Jaipur - their fortress - while Mumbai have now won two games in two at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi, where the final will also be played tonight.
It promises to be a super game of Twenty20 cricket. Rajasthan's has been a fairy-tale story that probably deserves a happy ending, if only for the men, led by Rahul Dravid, who have come out and given such a good account of themselves. But Mumbai have looked so, so good when they have been on song and should be, keeping everything in mind, the favourites to add the CLT20 trophy, which they also won in 2011, to the IPL title they won earlier this year.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ambati Rayudu, Aditya Tare, Rishi Dhawan, Abu Nechim, Akshar Patel, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell.
Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Ashok Menaria, Dishant Yagnik (wicketkeeper), Vikramjeet Malik, Harmeet Singh, Rahul Shukla, Pravin Tambe, Shane Watson, Kusal Perera, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper.
Story first published on: Sunday, 06 October 2013 17:04 IST