Mumbai Indians yesterday gave an absolutely remarkable farewell to Sachin Tendulkar's T20 career. That's by achieving up an extensive 33-run victory over Rajasthan Royals to conclude the Champions League Twenty20 title here. This is the second CLT20 title for the IPL-6 winners, having experiencing victory in the 2011 edition. While competing aggressively a massive 203-run target, Royals folded for 169 even in succession to a remarkable start that saw them scoring 100 runs in nine overs. Tendulkar and Royals skipper Rahul Dravid, both of whom having announced discontinuing the T20 game subsequent to yesterday's match, were out for low scores.
Notwithstanding openers Ajinkya Rahane (65) and Sanju Samson (60) breaking in with quickfire half-centuries, Mumbai Indians bowlers came up characterized by an impressive bowling performance towards the fag end of their innings to have the final laugh. India cast away Harbhajan Singh finished with impressive 4-0-32-4 with three wickets coming in just one over, which proved to be the turning point of the match. Kieron Pollard broke in with three wickets for 31. From 155 for three in 16 overs, the Royals crumbled suddenly dramatically to lose as many as six wickets for just 14 runs.
Far back in time, Mumbai Indians batsmen fired in unison to post 202 for six. Subsequent to a solid start by opener Dwayne Smith (44) as well a valuable 33 off 14 balls by skipper Rohit Sharma in the middle, Glenn Maxwell's 14-ball 37 cameo in the end took the IPL champions past 200-run mark. This was the highest total for the Mumbai Indians, who scored 142 runs in their last 10 overs yesterday in the Champions League Twenty20.
Certainly a remarkable one!