That is it from us for now. Do join us for the second game between Chennai Super Kings and Trinidad and Tobago in some time from now.
Rohit Sharma, for his blistering innings is rightly awarded the Man of the Match. Nicknamed HITMAN in the team, he says that there was a lot of pressure on the team and they were lucky that they won the toss as it turned out to be a golden toss to win. Praises Dwayne Smith for his blistering start and is humble in admitting that their fielding was a bit off the boil today. Adds that pressure situations bring out the best of them and in the semis, they will relish the opportunity to face Chennai if they do top their group.
That of course means Mumbai have qualified with Rajasthan from Group A. One must feel sorry for Otago Volts who had such a wonderful tournament but will now have to bow out. Do join us for the presentation in a bit.
This game is done and dusted! Mumbai came, they saw and they conquered. Set 150 to win on a difficult track and an added difficulty of getting there in 14.2 overs, Smith set the ball rolling with a sparkling 48 off just 25 balls. Maxwell, who came in at first drop looked to keep the momentum going but fell soon. Once Rohit Sharma got in, he along with Pollard absolutely demolished the hapless Perth bowling to all corners of the ground winning with 40 balls to spare in the process.
Ashton Agar to Ambati Rayudu
SIX! Great way to finish! Rayudu once again jumps down the track and smashes it over long on for back to back sixes to finish the game. MUMBAI INDIANS WIN AND QUALIFY FOR THE SEMI-FINALS.
SIX! Bang! Flighted on middle, Rayudu dances down the track and puts it over long on for a massive six.
Brad Hogg to Ambati Rayudu
Chips down the track and plays it down the ground for a single. 10 needed off 8 now to qualify.
Brad Hogg to Rohit Sharma
Sharma has punched the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Touch short on middle, pulled down to square leg for a single.
Rayudu is the next man in.
Brad Hogg to Kieron Pollard
OUT! Cleaned up! Pollard loses his mind and loses his wicket too. Wild heave across the line of this length ball, misses and the ball crashes onto the stumps. He departs for 23.
Pollard charges down the track but is forced to pad it as he is not to the pitch of the ball.
26th T20 fifty for Rohit Sharma.
Googly on leg, swept down to square leg for a single.
Hogg back on.
Jason Behrendorff to Rohit Sharma
LEG BYE! Sharma looks to flick but misses and the ball deflects off his pads for a leg bye. 14 NEEDED OFF 14 BALLS.
Jason Behrendorff to Kieron Pollard
Lofted over mid off for a single.
FOUR! Not pretty to watch but effective nonetheless! Pollard looks to blast this one over mid on but the slow pace on it forces it to thwack it past deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
Looks to loft it over the bowler but misses and is struck on the pads as the ball goes behind to the keeper.
SIX! Pollard joins the party! Low full toss on off, Pollard simply powers this for a 90 metre six over long off.