Sachin Tendulkar has the winning trophy in his hand. The team gathers him and the champagne is popped out. Great celebrations and with that, we will bid farewell from our commentary desk. Back to international cricket where New Zealand kick off their tour of Bangladesh on the 9th of October while a high-octane limited-overs series awaits us, between rivals India and Australia from October 10. Till then, farewell!
Rohit Sharma gets the winning team's cheque of 2.5 million US dollars. Rohit says that it was a bit of a nerve-biting game. Accepts that it was a great game of cricket. Is thankful to Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for their contributions till date. Is proud of today's batting performance from his side.
Rahul Dravid takes his side's winning cheque of 1.3 million US dollars for the runners-up. He says that Samson and Rahane were fantastic but feels that their bowlers gave more runs in the 1st innings. Feels that Mumbai Indians were the better side today by executing their plans much better. Says that today was a great game of cricket and feels that it was quite close.
Ajinkya Rahane gets the Golden Bat award for the most runs in the tournament. The Golden Wicket award goes to Pravin Tambe, 12 wickets for him throughout the tournament.
Harbhajan Singh is the MAN OF THE MATCH for his match-turning performance with the ball. 4 crucial wickets for him. He says it's a great feeling to win 2 cups in one year. Is happy with the way his side bowled today.
Coming to the last of the Big Four, Sachin Tendulkar ends his last match in coloured clothing with a win. He won his last ODI, last IPL match, last T20I match and has ended the Champions League T20 too with a win.
The second-last person remaining from the Big Four has called it quits today. Rahul Dravid has played his last professional cricket and it's indeed a sad sight. He was a phenomenal Test batsman and the best praise you could hear for him came from an Australian opener, Matthew Hayden, 'If you want to see aggression, look into Rahul Dravid's eyes'. That line speaks for the man and the Wall had been India's backbone for a long, long time.
Quite a few impressive contributions today. One of those turning points was, Glenn Maxwell's blistering innings, after replacing Mitchell Johnson and those 37 runs which came in no time, eventually turned out to be a big difference. Lot of credit to Rajasthan though. They did bat really well and their bowling was spear-headed by 40-year old, Pravin Tambe.
Rohit Sharma's record as captain, 2 tournaments, two wins. Mighty impressive, isn't it? A tournament filled of promising players comes to an end and eventually, Mumbai Indians were the best of the lot, marginally beating Rajasthan Royals, who until today were extremely good too.
Kieron Pollard to James Faulkner
OUT! In the air but straight to Smith again, all over and MUMBAI INDIANS ARE THE 2013 CLT20 CHAMPIONS, BEATING RR BY 33 RUNS. A good length ball, Faulkner swipes it away over mid-wicket and finds the fielder, Dwayne Smith. Mumbai are jubilant and they become the first side to win the CLT20 on two occasions.
Outside off, Faulkner fails to get bat on that.
Pravin Tambe is the last man in.
Kieron Pollard to Rahul Shukla
OUT! A full ball, Shukla has gone with a slog at it but finds Dwayne Smith at the deep mid-wicket fence. Mumbai Indians are not far away from smelling a win here.
Rahul Shukla in next.
Kieron Pollard to Dishant Yagnik
OUT! That's a very bizarre wicket! A short and wide delivery, Yagnik goes after it and has clearly nicked it through to the keeper. Pollard is already celebrating but umpire Rod Tucker has not spotted it. He takes it to the square leg umpire who gives the verdict and now, Yagnik is given the marching orders. Very strange.
A full ball, hit through mid off for a single.
Nathan Coulter Nile to Dishant Yagnik
FOUR! Clean hit! A full ball, Yagnik flicks it stylishly over mid-wicket and finds the fence to end the over. 35 needed from 12 balls.
Nathan Coulter Nile to James Faulkner
Full outside off, driven through mid off for one.
James Faulkner is the new man in.
Nathan Coulter Nile to Rahul Dravid
OUT! Excellent yorker and that's the end of Rahul Dravid, once and for all on the cricket ground, as a player at least. A yorker swinging in, Dravid goes to swing but misses. The umpires, fielders, the dug out, all of them stand up and applaud the Wall. End of an era, a wall that could possibly not be breached by any other Test batsmen.