Lasith Malinga after take a wiket
Lasith Malinga © IANS

Sep 13, 2014

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It’s all over for Mumbai! Lahore Lions win by 6 wickets. A great win for Lahore! They were considered the underdogs, but they have come and performed like Lions. Bumrah comes in to bowl the second last over, and starts off with a peach of a delivery. However, he follows it up with a full toss and is dispatched for TWO CONSECUTIVE SIXES by Umar Akmal!

 

Lasith Malinga to bowl his third over. And Raza hits one towards the boundary! What an innings this is turning out to be from him. Walked in when Lahore was under high pressure, and has come good. He bowled decently and got the all important wicket of Ambati Rayudu! His boundary is followed by a SIX from Umar Akmal too! Just 11 required from 12 deliveries.

 

 

Bhajji to bowl his final over! And it was looking like a good over, until Asif Raza hits one over the in-field for a boundary. Raza follows it up with another big shot, and it’s high in the air, and Pollard almost pulls off another classic catch. Good over for Lahore. 26 required from 18.

 

Captain Pollard finally comes in to bowl. And it may be a bad decision, because he is dispatched for a boundary first and third ball. However, he takes the wicket of Hafeez! Hussey manages to hold on to a catch that slipped from his hands. 36 required from 24.
OUT! Mohd. Hafeez c Hussey b Pollard 18 (21)

 

This match is turning out to be cliff hanger! Praveen Kumar is back into the attack, and the Lahore Lions are feeling the heat now. Required rate is creeping up for them but one bad over from Mumbai and they’ll have the upper hand again. 49 needed from 30.

 

Ojha returns for his final over, and is hit for a boundary first ball. However, he comes back well and Saad Nasim is walking back after hitting one straight into Jalaj Saxena’s hands. This is a great comeback from Mumbai Indians!
OUT! Saad Nasim c Saxena b Ojha 6 (10)

 

Lasith Malinga is back in the attack! Lahore Lions are just stuttering a little bit here. Just 5 from that over.

 

Saad Nasim who played a match-winning knock in the finals of Pakistan’s T20 tournament, has come out to bat for Lahore. Ojha bowls a great over to keep the pressure on Lahore. They need a couple of boundaries to ease the pressure.

 

Nasir Jamshed is gone. He is stumped by Tare! Harbhajan gets a wicket. A wicket or two more, and suddenly the pressure will be on Lahore. It’s a funny game, this T20 cricket.
OUT! Nasir Jamshed st Tare b Harbhajan 26 (24)

 

Ojha comes back in to the attack. And Nasir Jamshed powers one past the in-field to the boundary! His wife, to who he recently got married, must be enjoying watching this.

 

Nasir Jamshed hits a boundary. Seven from that over. Lahore need just 78 more now, and they should get it if a batting collapse doesn’t happen.

 

Captain Pollard takes a superb running catch to dismiss Shehzad. Pragyan Ojha makes the breakthrough! Mohammad Hafeez comes in to bat.Will this be the turning point for Mumbai?
OUT! Ahmed Shahzad c Pollard b Ojha 34 (33)

 

Harbhajan Singh into the attack, and Nasir Jamshed hits a superb shot to dispatch him for four. Jamshed has been watching Shahzad cause carnage from the non-striker’s end, and probably he has decided to launch the attack too. Good comeback from Bhajji though, after that boundary. Just 6 from that despite a boundary.

 

Ahmed Shahzad hits a superb SIX off Bumrah! He isn’t satisfied with it, and hits a boundary fourth and fifth ball! Mumbai desperately need a wicket here. Big over for Lahore, 14 from it.

 

Malinga enters the attack finally! And Ahmed Shehzad welcomes him by muscling two back to back boundaries. Not a great over from Mumbai. The attitude is good from Lahore, they are not looking to play Malinga out. 10 from the over.

 

Jasprit Bumrah bowls a no-ball first delivery, but Nasir Jamshed fails to capitalize on the free hit. Jamshed isn’t looking in great touch, and he nearly hit one back into the stumps. Good over but Mumbai’ll need wickets.

 

Praveen Kumar to bowl his second. Jamshed hits one over the in-field and three players chase the ball. Ambati Rayudu finally manages to cut it short. Good over from Kumar, but MI need wickets, and Pollard may do well to give Malinga the ball.

 

Bumrah to bowl the second over. Strange captaincy from Pollard, as early wickets are what will bring MI back into the game and he hasn’t given their strike bowler Lasith Malinga a go straightaway. Lahore Lions have to chase a modest total, and their intention should be to not give away early wickets, and look to rotate the strike.

 

Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shahzad walk out to bat. Jamshed gets off the mark straightaway, and Shahzad hits a boundary next ball. Jamshed was recently married, and it’ll be interesting to see if lady luck will shine on him today.

 

 

 

Oh dear! Harbhajan is walking off. A rush of blood. He runs after hitting straight into the hands off the fielder. Good knock from him, but it may not be enough. Mumbai will need to bowl out of their skins to defend this total.
OUT! Harbhajan Singh run out (Jamsehd/Riaz) 18 (10)

 

Cheema to bowl the 19th over. He bowls a really bad third ball on Praveen Kumar’s leg side, and it is dispatched for a boundary. Harbhajan hits a six off the last ball, but it may be too little and too late for MI.

 

Riaz provides the major breakthrough again! Aditya Tare hits one straight into the hands of Adnan Rasool. Just when Mumbai look to recover some ground in the match, Lahore bounce back with a wicket. Admirable performance from them. Made Mumbai look like the underdogs. The only bad thing about the over – was the embarassing fumble by Aizaz Cheema to concede a boundary fifth ball.
OUT! Aditya Tare c Rasool b Riaz 37 (36)

 

Rasool comes back to bowl for Lahore, and Bhajji hits him for a SIX! Bang – that was BIG! A good over from him, otherwise. 9 from it.

 

Pollard’s misery ends! Definitely not a captain’s knock. Imran Ali bowls a great yorker to dismantle the stumps. In comes Harbhajan Singh who can hit big sixes! He gets off the mark with a boundary. Need plenty of those for Mumbai to get to a good total here. Great over for Lahore, just seven runs and a wicket.
OUT! Kieron Pollard b Ali 6 (14)

 

 

Rasool who bowled a brilliant first over returns. He bowls a great delivery, and it misses the bat, the wicket and the wicketkeeper going for 4 byes. Pollard is not able to find the boundary.

 

Tare finally manages to hit a SIX off Riaz, giving MI fans a reason to smile after some time. Good over for Mumbai Indians, 11 from it, but they’ll need a lot of overs like this to get a competitive total.

 

Off-spinner Adnan Rasool comes into bowl his first over. And he has begun well! Just one run from it. Pollard seems to be struggling at the moment. But, he needs just one good shot to break the shackles.

 

Wahab Riaz comes back to bowl. And bowls a beauty to send Hussey back to the pavillion. Huge wicket for Lahore Lions! Hussey was the man who could have got Mumbai to a big total. Kieron Pollard, who is leading Mumbai for the first time, comes out to bat. It’ll be interesting to see how he responds to the responsibility.
OUT! Michael Hussey c Akmal b Riaz 28 (26)

 

Hafeez to bowl his third over. And it’s a terrific one. Just 4 from it. He has had a good day so far. Lions pull things back again.

 

A huge shout by Ali off the ball. Umpire doesn’t give it. Ali bowls a full toss next ball, and Hussey makes no mistakes dispatching it to the boundary. Tare joins the party, and hits his first six off the match. Will this over change things for MI?

 

 

Hafeez comes back to bowl, and is welcomed with a huge shot that goes for a six. He bounces back well, and concedes just 3 more in the over. This partnership has been slow by T20 standards, but it only takes a couple of huge overs to change it.

 

Ali bowls a bad first delivery. Short and wide. However, Tare manages to find a fielder. The two batsman are knocking it around for singles now, which may not be enough.

 

Captain Hafeez comes in to bowl. And bowls a tidy over. Just 4 runs from that. Mumbai Indians need something special from someone to post a good total here.

 

35-year-old Cheema comes back to bowl. Mumbai Indians are under real pressure, but it’ll take just a few boundaries for them to get going. And Tare does just that in the fifth ball. Still just 6 off the over.

 

 

Ambati Rayudu walks back! Good catch from Umar Akmal. Aditya Tare, who hit a memorable six to take Mumbai to play-offs of IPL 2014, walks in. There’s suddenly a lot of spark in this match. Lahore Lions were the underdogs but have come like a pack of Lions.
OUT! Ambati Rayudu c Akmal b Ali 3 (4)

 

Oh dear! Lendl Simmons mishits a ball straight into the hands of Wahab Riaz. Cheema gets the breakthrough. Jalaj Saxena walks in to bat, and goes back first ball. A really bad day for him. And Rayudu could have followed them. A direct hit would have seen him walk back to the pavilion. Grim faces in the MI dugout. Mumbai Indians look in real trouble here.
OUT! Lendl Simmons c Riaz b Cheema 7 (14), Jalaj Saxena c Jamshed b Cheema 0 (1)

 

Asif Raza comes in to bowl. Lahore are determined to not let the Mumabi batsman score freely. But, Simmons finally gets one away to the boundary. And, Mike Hussey joins the party by hitting the last ball for a boundary!

 

Lendl Simmons hits the first ball well, but finds a fielder. He is looking in good touch here, and MI will need him to provide a good start. Lahore’s bowlers have kept things tight till now, and not allowed MI batsmen to break the shackles.

 

Hussey and Simmons have come out to bat for Mumbai. Imran Ali, who bowling action reminds you of Sohail Tanveer, to bowl the first over. And the first ball runs away to the boundary. The next ball is wide. That’s not a good way to start the tournament with. However, Ali bowled well to restrict the over to just 8 runs.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

Mohammad Hafeez has won the toss, and Lahore Lions will bowl first.

 


 

 

 


 

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI) : Lendl Simmons, Aditya Tare(wk), Ambati Rayudu, Michael Hussey, Kieron Pollard(c), Jalaj Saxena, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Lasith Malinga, Pragyan Ojha, Jasprit Bumrah.

Lahore Lions (Playing XI) : Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Umar Akmal(wk), Umar Siddiq, Saad Nasim, Imran Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Adnan Rasool, Asif Raza, Wahab Riaz.

Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the second Qualifier match of the Champions League T20 2014 (CLT20) between Mumbai Indians and Lahore Lions. I am Sameer Jha and I will be bringing the live updates of the match. While the previous match between Northern Knights and Southern Express was curtailed to a T10, let’s hope that this one isn’t curtailed again. Read the preview of this match here

MI will have to regroup and get going soon under their new captain Kieron Pollard. An overseas captain has its own challenges for the team but Pollard has been with this team right since its first season which will make it easy. Mumbai had a forgettable first half of the IPL 2014 in UAE. But they struck the right note back home. The main reason was a certain Lendl Simmons who played breezy knocks and continued doing so in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Going by the squad, Corey Anderson, Simmons and Lasith Malinga seem certain to occupy the remaining three overseas slots.

On the other hand, Lahore Lions have some formidable players in their batting line-up. Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed are all quality T20 players and then they also have an experienced captain in Mohammed Hafeez. Even in the bowling they have Wahab Riaz and Aizaz Cheema.

Read the key battles to watch out for in the Mumbai Indians vs Lahore Lions match here

Squads:

Mumbai Indians: Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Aditya Tare (wk), Jalaj Saxena, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Michael Hussey, Kieron Pollard (c), Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Lendl Simmons.

Lahore Lions: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Siddique Khan, Mohammad Umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Mohammad Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Naseem, Adnan Rasool, Mohammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor.

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the Mumbai Indians vs Lahore Lions match here

Complete coverage of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 here