Mumbai Indians beat Trinidad & Tobago in a last ball thriller In CLT20 on Monday at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. A six by Lasith Malinga in the last over, when 10 were needed off five deliveries, seemed to have sealed the issue but two run outs, including that of Rayudu, complicated the issue before a desperately run brace off the final ball gave MI another famous win.
After winning the toss T&T started well and There openers Lendl Simmons and Adrian Barath had raised 18 from the first two overs, including 10 off Malinga’s opening over. They were nicely placed on 41 for one when Lendl Simmons was carelessly run out on 21, signalling the start of a collapse.
Mumbai Indians survived an initial collapse and jitters in the last over to make 99 for the loss of nine wickets against 98 by Trinidad & Tobago in 16.2 overs earlier on a breezy autumn night under floodlights. Rayudu was the highest scorer for Mumbai with 36, including three fours, maximum in the game. Harbhajan (9) and Malinga (15) managed to hit over the fence one time each.
After Winning match skipper Harbhajan Singh said they didn’t deserve to win and the Caribbean side was the better team on Monday. “I must congratulate Darren and his team. They were the better side. We didn’t deserve to win. We didn’t bat sensibly.
Mumbai Indians: Harbhajan Singh (Capt.), Aiden Blizzard, Tirumalsetti Suman, Ambati Rayudu, Andrew Symonds, Kieron Pollard, Rajagopal Sathish, James Franklin, Lasith Malinga, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Trinidad & Tobago: Daren Ganga (Capt.), Lendl Simmons, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Jason Mohammed, Sherwin Ganga, Kevon Cooper, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul.