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Right, then! We've come to the end of a fun-filled day. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We have two more games coming your way tomorrow. First up it'll be Bangalore hosting Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy at 1600 local (1030 GMT). And then, Punjab play Gujarat in Mohali at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Hope you join us for all the action. Till then, goodbye and be well!

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Man of the Match, Lendl Simmons says that he has been practicing hard. Jokes that he is good as a replacement. Feels that the deck was pretty flat and batting friendly. Informs that he wanted to see off the first two overs to assess the conditions. Mentions that he is accustomed to playing with Kieron Pollard and so they had a good partnership in the middle. Ends by saying that they wanted to be positive, get the momentum going and that helped them post a total in excess of 200.

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Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma says it was a clinical performance from his side. Feels Lendl Simmons' performance set it up for them and then Kieron Pollard did what he does best. Further says that winning by a margin of 146 is a great thing. States that it gives them a lot of confidence looking at their bench strength. Applauds Lendl Simmons for the way he played and acknowledges his cricketing talent. Mentions there was a lot of dew on the ground later so thought it would be a tighter game. Adds his bowlers put in a terrific performance considering that. Admits that it's a great feeling qualifying for the playoffs but reckons that it was the hard work put in by his teammates that has got them there. Praises Jonty Rhodes and credits him for his team's excellent fielding performances and ends by saying that he's looking forward to their next game against Hyderabad.

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Delhi skipper, Zaheer Khan says that one could do nothing about the match today. Feels that they stuck to their plans but Mumbai batted well. Reckons that Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard took the game away from them. Mentions that they went after the target fearlessly like they did in the previous two games but failed this time around. Conveys that 190 would have been a chaseable target. Ends by saying that they will have to stay positive and play their best cricket in their future games.

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Another clinical performance from Mumbai. They did the job with the bat first, with Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard hitting stunning fifties. And with a score of 200-plus on the board, they put Delhi on the back foot early on. Took wickets early and that put a lot of pressure on the home side's batsmen. They couldn't recover from that as the scoreboard pressure kept mounting and succumbed to the Mumbai bowlers. Especially the spinners, as Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma took 3 wickets apiece. With this, Mumbai have become the first team to qualify for the playoffs.

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Karn Sharma to Zaheer Khan

OUT! Delhi have been bowled out for 66. This score is one less than what they had against Punjab and their lowest total ever. Tossed up on middle, Zaheer Khan lofts it high towards long on where Nitish Rana fumbles a couple of times, but then eventually manages to hold on to it. MUMBAI WIN BY 146 RUNS! This is officially the highest margin of victory for any side in the history of the Indian T20 League.

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Karn Sharma to Zaheer Khan

The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.

13.2
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Karn Sharma to Zaheer Khan

Tossed up outside off, Zaheer Khan goes for the expansive drive but fails to make connection. Beaten by the sharp turn.

13.1
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Karn Sharma to Zaheer Khan

Floats this leg spinner around off, spins away and beats the batsman past the edge.

12.6
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Hardik Pandya to Zaheer Khan

Outside off on a length, off the outer half it's run down to third man for a single.

12.5
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Hardik Pandya to Zaheer Khan

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

12.4
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Hardik Pandya to Zaheer Khan

Sharp bouncer from Pandya, it's angling in, Zaheer just about manages to avoid it.

12.3
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Hardik Pandya to Zaheer Khan

Play and a miss. Hardik gives it a little width as he serves it outside off, looks to cut but misses.

12.2
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Hardik Pandya to Zaheer Khan

Back of a length outside off, kept out off the back foot from within his crease.

12.1
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Hardik Pandya to Amit Mishra

Angling in on middle and leg, too straight which allows Mishra to work it off his pads on the leg side for one.

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Hardik Pandya comes on to bowl.

11.6
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Karn Sharma to Amit Mishra

The batsman has worked it off his pads behind square. They pick up a single.

11.5
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Karn Sharma to Amit Mishra

Super bowling this from Karn Sharma. Drops it back of a driving length, Mishra initially gets into position to play the sweep shot but then adjusts. Is still beaten though.

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Karn Sharma to Amit Mishra

Beaten! Beautifully tossed up leg spinner, around off, beats the outside edge goes into the keeper's gloves.

11.3
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Karn Sharma to Zaheer Khan

Extremely full from Karn Sharma, Zaheer Khan drives it to wide long off for one run.

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