The 2011 Champions League Twenty20 Finals is a classic match of IPL teams as Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Mumbai Indians today at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Check Live score, go here.
Mumbai Indians will collide against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final of CLT20, 2011. RCB starts initially slow in the tournament with 0-2 and got into their groove as the match progressed into the semis.
RCB storms into the finals scoring more than 200 runs in their last two games in a chasing of huge target. Entering into the semis RCB chased 214 core from the Redbacks with big contribution from70 as Dilshan put up 74 runs.
Bangalore were almost at the exit but then a couple of breath-taking wins have awarded them the CLT20 final. Bangalore will rely around Gayle, Malinga will be the one Mumbai bowler to face RCB loud bats.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand were lucky to make it to the semi-final but they fared superbly against Somerset. Mumbai wins in tight game against Somerset aided with Aiden Blizzard half century and Rajagopal Sathish chipped in 25 from 12 balls. Going into the finals against RCB they should get their bats going and limit the opponents batters.
Bangalore are favourite to win the finals but with caution against Indians who have the likes of Pollard and Malinga in the ranks.
RCB vs MI match begins at 20:00 local (14:30 GMT). Mumbai Indians won the toss and choose to bat. Check live score, go here.
Royal Challengers Bangalore lineup:
Arun Karthik, Asad Pathan, Mayank Agarwal,, Saurabh Tiwary, , Virat Kohli, Abhimanyu Mithun, , , Sreenath Aravind, Syed Mohammad, , Johan van der Wath, Raju Bhatkal
Mumbai Indians lineup:
Aiden Blizzard, Sarul Kanwar, Tirumalasetti Suman, Abu Nechim, Dilhara Fernando, Harbhajan Singh,, Yuzvendra Chahal, Andrew Symonds, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Rajagopal Sathish, Suryakumar Yadav, Ambati Rayudu, Davy Jacobs
For CLT20 preview and live commentary, go here.
Mumbai Indians are the 2011 CLT20 Champions!!
Wins by 31 runs
1st Innings - MI: 139/10 (20)
2nd Innings - RCB: 108/10 (19.2)
Mumbai might not be loaded with big stars but they managed to put a nice show in the CLT20 finals. Mumbai is well balance team both on batting and bowling in the final match agianst star studded Bangalore team. Bowlers defended Mumbai's fair 139 runs with nice bowling attack led by Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga. Mumbai's decision to bat first paid well.
Mumbai Indians will recieved large sum in new tournament's $2.5 million winning prize which described as "unprecedented" in cricket.
2010 CLT20 Championship Awards
Man of the match: Harbhajan Singh
Man of the series & Golden Ball Award: Lasith Malinga
Maximum Sixes award: James Franklin
Golden Bat Award: David Warner
Top performer for Mumbai
James Franklin - 41
Dirk Nannes manages - 36
Suryakumar Yadav - 24
Ambati Rayudu - 22
Lasith Malinga - 16 R and 2 W
Harbhajan Singh - 3 W
Abu Nechim and Yuzvendra Chahal - 2 W each
Top performer for RCB
Tillakaratne Dilshan - 27 R
Saurabh Tiwary - 17R
Raju Bhatkal - 3 W
Daniel Vettori - 2 W