CLT20: Mumbai Indians ease past Trinidad and Tobago, enter final

Opting to field, Mumbai restricted Trinidad to 153/5, and chased down the target in 19.1 overs.

updated: October 05, 2013 23:56 IST
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New Delhi: The Champions League T20 semifinal on Saturday, between Mumbai Indians and Trinidad and Tobago at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi, was touted as one between Mumbai's batsmen and T&T's bowlers. But with Sunil Narine being the only T&T bowler to come to the party, the 153 for 5 they scored after being put in to bat proved woefully short, Mumbai notching up a six-wicket win with five balls to spare and lining up a date with Rajasthan Royals for Sunday's final.

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Mumbai's start to the chase was certainly not a blazing one, but with Dwayne Smith around, the big hits are never too few or far between. Although Sachin Tendulkar, who was scratchy to start with, played a glorious on-the-rise off drive off Ravi Rampaul, it was Smith once again who gave the innings its early momentum.

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