Champions League T20, Highlights: Mumbai Indians Run Over Southern Express to Keep Qualification Hopes Alive

Defending champions Mumbai Indians keep qualification hopes alive after thrashing Southern Express by 9 wickets. Catch all the highlights here.

Updated: September 15, 2014 00:15 IST
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Lendl Simmons (76 not out), Michael Hussey (60) guide Mumbai Indians to a massive victory over Southern Express. Catch all live highlights here. (SCORECARD).

23.05 (IST): Mumbai Indians beat Southern Express by 9 wickets. Kieron Pollard finishes it off with two huge sixes. This massive win keeps them alive for qualification.

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Michael Hussey plays a shot vs Southern Express.

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22.54 (IST):OUT! Michael Hussey is gone, caught by Perera off Pathirana. He falls for 60. Mumbai Indians 139/1 in 14.4 overs

22.45 (IST): Runs are coming too easily for the Mumbai Indians now! Michael Hussey has reached his fifty off 35 balls. Mumbai Indians 120/0 in 13.1 overs.

22.38 (IST): 100 up for Mumbai Indians! It's the openers who've taken them there. Lendl Simmons gets his fifty off 40 balls. Mumbai Indians 102/0 in 12 overs, need 60 off 8 overs to stay alive in contention for main draw.

22.26 (IST): Lendl Simmons (41) and Michael Hussey (30) have laid the platform for Mumbai's chase with 77/0 in 10 overs. The IPL team need 85 more to win from 60 balls.

22.11 (IST): Mumbai Indians are cruising at the moment. Lendl Simmons (21), Michael Hussey (13) have taken them to 39/0 in 6 overs.

21.51 (IST): Lendl Simmons and Michael Hussey are off to a flyer. Mumbai Indians kick-start their run chase with 16 runs in the first two overs.

21.32 (IST):Southern Express finish on 161/6 in 20 overs vs Mumbai Indians. Fervez Maharoof top-scored with 22-ball knock of 41.

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Fervez Maharoof top-scored for Southern Express with 41 off 22 balls.

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21.28 (IST): OUT! Lasith Malinga cleans up Angelo Perera (28). Southern Express 148/6, 19.1 overs.

21.26 (IST): Fervez Maharoof on fire! He slams 14 off three deliveries from Pragyan Ojha. Southern Express collect 18 off it to reach 148/5 in 19 overs.

21.22 (IST): A sort of a late comeback in the reckoning for Southern Express? Seems so. They've reached 130/5 in 18 overs and perhaps have their eyes set on a 150.

21.15 (IST): Some sloppy fielding from Mumbai Indians towards the end of the innings is helping Southern Express slowly claw their way back in this tie. They have 123/5 in 17 overs.

21.10 (IST): Harbhajan Singh ends his spell with figures of none for 18. (Southern Express 110/5, 16 overs)

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Mumbai Indians celebrate after picking a wicket against Southern Express.

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21.02 (IST):OUT! Confusion and miscommunication has led both the batsmen to be stranded at the same end! Sekkuge Prasanna is run out for 15. (Southern Express 90/5, 13.2 overs)

20.52 (IST): Back-to-back sixes! Sekkuge Prasanna has started well here. He has 12 off 4 balls with two sixes. (Southern Express 82/4, 12 overs)

20.48 (IST):Oh dear! Another wicket! Pragyan Ojha cleans up Southern Express skipper Jehan Mubarak (16). (Southern Express 65/4, 10.5 overs)

20.44 (IST): At the halfway stage, Southern Express reach 60/3 with Angelo Perera and Jehan Mubarak in the middle.

20.37 (IST):OUT! Harbhajan Singh takes a sharp catch to dismiss Gunatilaka for 30. Just when he was looking good, he threw his wicket away, giving Jalaj Saxena a wicket. (Sothern Express 50/2, 9 overs)

20.32 (IST):OUT! Bowling change has worked for Mumbai. Pollard brings himself on and strikes rightaway. Yashoda Lanka attempted one shot too many and is caught by Rayudu at long on for 9. (Southern Express 40/2, 7.2 overs)

20.25 (IST): After a slow start, Danushka Gunathilaka and Yashodha Lanka look to get a move on. They have added 26 runs off 19 balls so far. (Southern Express 39/1, 7 overs)

20.19 (IST): Bowling change as Lasith Malinga comes into the attack, much to the delight of the crowd.

20.16 (IST):OUT! First wicket for Mumbai Indians. The dangerous Kusal Perera is gone, caught by Shreyas Gopal off Jasprit Bumrah. There were multiple replays to check if Bumrah had overstepped but he just about bowled within the crease. (Southern Express 13/1, 3.5 overs)

20.11 (IST): Superb stuff from Harbhajan. He stifles Kushal Perera at the crease and bowls a maiden. (Southern Express 8/0, 3 overs)

20.08 (IST): Jasprit Bumrah starts well, getting the ball to shape away from the left-handed Kushal Perera. He also concedes just four runs from his over. (Southern Express 8/0, 2 overs)

20.04 (IST): Harbhajan Singh opened the bowling for Mumbai and gave away just four runs. Jasprit Bumrah is in for the second over.

19.42 (IST): Mumbai bring in Shreyas Gopal for Praveen Kumar while Southern Express field the same side that lost to Northern Knights in their opening game.

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Kieron Pollard and Jehan Mubarak at the toss.

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19.35 (IST):Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to field vs Southern Express.

19.16 (IST): The Northern Knights have registered a massive second win in the qualifiers and are virtually through to the main draw. Lahore Lions, who beat Mumbai Indians on Saturday, have taken a massive hit to their Net Run Rate. A win today will boost Mumbai's chances and will also knock the Southern Express out of the reckoning. Interesting to see how Mumbai approach this game today.

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Pollard is congratulated by Ojha after taking a good catch.

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Mumbai Indians Missed Rohit Sharma, Says John Wright

After being beaten by Lahore Lions in their first Champions League T20 qualifier, Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright said the defending champions lost because of a poor start with the bat in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out due to injury.

"Well yeah, we missed Rohit. We really needed a good start. We needed pace to get good runs. We got to improve in the area we started slow. We needed more runs on the board," Wright said at the post match press conference after Mumbai Indians lost by six wickets to Pakistan side here on Saturday. (Read more)

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Kieron Pollard scored just six runs before being bowled by Lahore Lions.

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Stand-in skipper Pollard feeling the heat

Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss on Sunday, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper.

"We have to now win both our next two matches. For us, it is going to be like finals in the next two games," Pollard said after his side's six-wicket loss at the hands of Lahore Lions in their opening match of the qualifying round.

"Pressure is on us now, we have never won Champions League T20 easy. It is important that we bring our A-game tomorrow," said Pollard. (Read more)

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