The team overpowered inclusive of a 33-run victory over the team Rajasthan Royals to hold on to the Champions League Twenty20 title in New Delhi.
The special achievement of declaring themselves as the strongest and most capable team, Mumbai Indians lifted their second CLT20 title for the IPL-6 winners, previously they had won the 2011 edition.
The massive score set by the champions of a 203-run target, Rajasthan Royals could not go beyond 169 after they started their innings scoring 100 runs in nine overs.
Sachin Tendulkar and Royals captain Rahul Dravid, were playing their last match after having announced leaving the T20 game. Sadly for the fans both the senior players got out without impressive scores.
Harbhajan Singh demolished the dream of Rajasthan Royals who looked commanding with scores by openers Ajinkya Rahane (65) and Sanju Samson (60). Team Royals needed just 48 runs to secure their win off 24 balls, Bhajji and other Mumbai Indians bowlers performed brilliantly with impressive deliveries towards the end of their innings. Royals could not sustain their final 7 wickets for just 14 balls.
It was during the captaincy of Harbhajan Singh that MI (Mumbai Indians) lifted the trophy Champions League T20 in 2011.
Rahane was declared the player with the ‘Golden Bat’ with an impressive score of 288 runs and Pravin Tambe grabbed the ‘Golden Wicket’ title with 12 scalps.
Mumbai Indians are the new winners of the Champions League Twenty20 and the teams joined to bid farewell to Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
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