CLT20: Mumbai Indians Beat Southern Express, Keep Qualification Hopes Alive

Updated: 14 September 2014 23:25 IST

Lendl Simmons (76 not out) and Michael Hussey added 139 runs as Mumbai Indians beat Southern Express by 9 wickets.

CLT20: Mumbai Indians Beat Southern Express, Keep Qualification Hopes Alive
Michael Hussey and Lendl Simmons added 139 runs for the first wicket. © BCCI

Raipur:

Mumbai Indians thrashed Southern Express of Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in the Champions League Twenty20 qualifier, in Raipur on Sunday to keep themselves in the hunt for the main draw. (Scorecard | Highlights)

Chasing 162 for a win, the Kieron Pollard-led Mumbai rode a smooth 139-run opening stand between Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey (60) to achieve the target in 16.2 overs.

Earlier put into bat, Southern Express rode Farveez Maharoof's 22-ball 41 to post 161 for 6 in 20 overs.

Brief Scores: Southern Express 161/6 in 20 overs (Farveez Mahroof 41 not out, Danushka Gunathilaka 30; Kieron Pollard 1/18) lost to Mumbai Indians 165/1 in 16.2 overs (Lendl Simmons 76 not out, Mike Hussey 60; Sachith Pathirana 1-26)

Topics : Mumbai Indians Southern Express Champions League Twenty20 2014 Cricket
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