Home > News >

CLT20 2012: Both Chennai and Mumbai played for pride

CLT20 2012: Both Chennai and Mumbai played for pride

Dinesh Karthik led Mumbai Indians run chase with a scintillating 45-ball 74, which was studded with four fours and six sixes © AFP

 

 

Johannesburg: Oct 21, 2012

 

The IPL derby between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings might have been reduced to a dead-rubber even before its start but both the teams were desperate to win the match for pride, said Mumbai stumper Dinesh Karthik.

Even before the first ball was bowled last night, the match was rendered inconsequential after Highveld Lions notched up a five-wicket win over Yorkshire earlier in the day to become the second team from Group B after Sydney Sixers to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, thus knocking out both Chennai and Mumbai.

“It (the match) was important for both the teams, and both wanted to win out of pride. Both play in the IPL, so we got a fight going on. It was good to play an important game and a game that had a close finish,” said Karthik, whose whirlwind 74 went in vain as Chennai eked out a narrow six-run win over Mumbai in the high-scoring match.

“We are two IPL teams and we have a history of competing against each other so it was important for us to do the best that we can.

 

“At the end of the day it was a very good game and we play for the crowds and I am sure that they had a good game and a close game to watch. This is great for CLT20, it just the fact that close games happen,” he told Champions League official website.
 

Chasing Chennai’s challenging 173 for eight, Karthik led Mumbai’s run chase with a scintillating 45-ball 74, which was studded with four fours and six sixes, but it was not enough as the Harbhajan Singh-led side could manage 167 for seven.
 

“The wicket was seaming a bit. It was tough to play shots off the fast bowlers, but things came out well for me; so I am happy with the way it went,” Karthik said about his knock.
 

He said the last game against Sydney Sixers might not have any significance for them in the context of the tournament, but they will try to give their best.
 

“They (Sixers) are the best team. I am not sure of the combination or who will play but whatever it is we come out and try and put up the best side that we can,” Karthik concluded. (PTI)

 

Champions League Twenty20 2012 match schedules and group details

 

Champions League T20 2012 Points Table

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Australia's practice session

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Rohit Sharma gave a fantastic account of himself: Sanjay Bangar

Yuvraj Singh flays media for twisting statements on future in international cricket

India A beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in tour match; Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Karn Sharma shine

Kevin Pietersen saga: Stuart Broad, James Anderson saddened by bullying claims

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Rohit Sharma or Ajinkya Rahane — who should open for India?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

West Indies crisis: Trinidad and Tobago condemns West Indies’ pullout from India tour

MS Dhoni told me there’s nothing called ‘lucky’ or ‘unlucky’: Pankaj Singh

All-India PSU T20 Tournament: Oriental Insurance defeat HPCL

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in favour of Najam Sethi as ICC President

Justice Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot-fixing to be submitted on November 3

Younis Khan’s ban: why the ICC is justified

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Highest identical scores in both innings of a Test

Younis Khan — perhaps Pakistan’s greatest batsman ever

India A vs Sri Lankans tour match: Players look to make the most of opportunities

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

India A vs Sri Lanka: Fringe players look to impress

NGOs pursue education for all

Dance Basanti from Ungli: Put on your dancing shoes and practice the Basanti move!

Weight Loss Tip #59: Eat oranges to lose weight

Sensex surges 150 points in early trade to regain 27,000-mark

PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Google to offer business solutions to clients

Google X Lab working on nanoparticles to help detect diseases early

Priyanka Chopra has the best no make-up selfie on Instagram, think fans!

Lisa Haydon: I slept off midway while watching the original Shaukeen!

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here