IPL giants Mumbai Indians beat West Indian side Trinidad & Tobago in the second semifinal of the Champions League Twenty20. Catch all the highlights here: (Live Scorecard | Commentary)
23:17 (IST): Mumbai Indians make it to the final for the second time after beating Trinidad & Tobago by 6 wickets in Delhi. Dinesh Karthik hit the winning runs to remain unbeaten on 33. Dwayne Smith hit 59 but Sachin Tendulkar, who looked in a fabulous touch, became the first the Indian to score 50,000 runs in all forms of recognised cricket. Sunil Narine bagged three wickets for the West Indian side.
23:03 (IST): WICKET! Rohit Sharma departs after a crucial knock of 25 runs. Rohit looks to flick Sunil Narnine but completely misses the line. Mumbai Indians 138/4 (17.4 overs), need 30 more to beat Trinidad & Tobago 153/5.
22:55 (IST): Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik put Mumbai back on track after stutter. Mumbai Indians 124/3 (16 overs), need 30 more to beat Trinidad & Tobago 153/5.
22:38 (IST): WICKET! Sunil Narine foxes another one and this time it's his fellow West Indian Dwayne Smith for 59. He notched up his second half-century in CLT20. Mumbai Indians 96/3 (12 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 153/5.
22:34 (IST): WICKET! Ambati Rayudu departs. Sunil Narine tricks Rayudu as he gets an outside edge to keeper Denesh Ramdin. Mumbai Indians 92/2 (11.2 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 153/5.
22:30 (IST): WICKET! Sachin Tendulkar falls soon after completing 50,000 runs in all format. He chases a widish delivery by Lendl Simmons only to find an outside edge to keeper Denesh Ramdin. Mumbai Indians 90/1 11 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 153/5.
22:18 (IST): Sachin Tendulkar completes 50,000 runs in all forms of recognised cricket. He has become the 16th man to do so but first Indian. Mumbai Indians 62/0 (8 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 153/5.
22:12 (IST): Sachin Tendulkar hits Yannick Ottleyu for consecutive sixes. Mumbai Indians 49/0 (6 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 153/5.
22:00 (IST): Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar have provided just the kind of start Mumbai Indians needed. While Smith has bee on fire, Sachin is taking time to settle. Mumbai Indians 21/0 (3 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 153/5.
21:39 (IST): Trinidad & Tobago post 153/5 in their 20 overs against Mumbai Indians. Opener Evin Lewis top scored with 62 off 46 balls while Yannick Ottley hit a crucial 41 not out. Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Kieron Pollard picked up a wicket each.
21:11 (IST): WICKET! Denesh Ramdin departs after scoring just 9 runs. He makes room against Mitchell Johnson to go over extra cover but misses it completely. Off stump gone. Trinidad & Tobago 111/4 (15.3 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
21:00 (IST): WICKET! Kieron Pollard gets rid of Evin Lewis for 62. He tried to play it on the on side but gets a leading edge to the bowler. Trinidad & Tobago 93/3 (13.1 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
20:43 (IST): FIFTY! Evin Lewis brings up his third T20 fifty with a four off Harbhajan Singh. This is his second half-century in the CLT20. Trinidad & Tobago 73/2 (10 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
20:37 (IST) WICKET! Pragyan Ojha strikes on his first ball, gets Darren Bravo out stumped. Bravo made 14 off 16. Trinidad 61/2 after 8.1 overs.
20:35 (IST) SIX! In fact two back-to-back sixes by Evin Lewis, who takes on Harbhajan Singh. First Pollard's efforts at the long off fence go in vain and next ball, Lewis thumps it harder over extra cover for 6.
20:27 (IST): Evin Lewis and Darren Bravo are scoring at over eight an over as the two have added 32 runs for the second wicket. Trinidad & TobagoÂ 45/1 (6 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
20:07 (IST): WICKET! Harbhajan Singh strikes in his first over. Lendl Simmons looks to go over the top but sweeps it straight to Dwayne Smith at deep mid wicket. Trinidad & TobagoÂ 13/1 (1.4 overs) against Mumbai Indians.
20:05 (IST): Mitchell Johnson, who was left out of the last match, starts proceedings for Mumbai Indians with an expensive over. Trinidad & TobagoÂ 12/0 (1 over) against Mumbai Indians.
19:50 (IST): TEAMS-
Trinidad & Tobago: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Yannick Ottley, Nicolas Pooran, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper, captain), Sunil Narine, Rayad Emrit, Navin Stewart, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree
Mumbai Indians: Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma (captain), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Rishi Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Pragyan Ojha
19:37 (IST): QUOTES-
Denesh Ramdin: We have no problems in batting first. We have done well batting first so we will look to put up a good score. We did well against Chennai and the batsmen are doing well for us so we will look to continue. We are unchanged for today.
Rohit Sharma: We will field first. It is a very good wicket, we like to chase. We have been chasing well of late so that is the reason. The game we played before this gives us the momentum. One change as (Mitchell) Johnson comes in for (Glenn) Maxwell.
19:30 (IST): TOSS! Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma puts Trinidad & Tobago in to bat after winning the toss in the second semifinal at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
Dark clouds and intermittent showers of varying intensity - always among the worst fears for teams, tournament organisers and fans alike.
New Delhi had both, a day before the Champions League Twenty20 2013 semifinal between Mumbai Indians and Trinidad and Tobago at Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday (October 5), enough to curtail the T&T practice session and force Mumbai to call off theirs altogether.
But those were not things either team could plan for. The only thing they could think about is what they needed to do if a full game was played and as far as that was concerned, both Mumbai and T&T had their focus on their respective strengths.
With Mumbai, that strength was in their big-ticket players, the ones Justin Langer called 'Mumbai's superstars', spread across the batting and bowling departments, though it must be said that there are more big names in the batting order than among the bowlers. For T&T, however, most of the force was with the bowling attack, which had made the job of their batsmen simpler than it would be otherwise.
Mumbai's batting roster read Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Glenn Maxwell, Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu. Tendulkar hadn't done much in the ongoing tournament, nor had Karthik, but everyone else had. And the big-hitting prowess showcased by Smith and Rohit, as well as Maxwell and Rayudu to a lesser extent, in the game against Perth Scorchers on Wednesday would make any opposition wary.
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.
Trinidad & Tobago: Denesh Ramdin (captain, wicketkeeper), Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Sherwin Ganga, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Narine, Rayad Emrit, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree, Navin Stewart, Adrian Barath, Khesan Yannick Ottley.