Mumbai claim Champions League crown

Sun, 09 Oct 20:20:09 2011

The Mumbai Indians secured the Champions League Twenty20 title with a 31-run victory over the Bangalore Royal Challengers in an entertaining final in Chennai.

James Franklin, with 41 off 29 balls, top-scored for the Indians as they posted a seemingly below-par total of 139 all out from their 20 overs, Raju Bhatkal claiming three for 21 from three overs.

Tillakaratne Dilshan made a quickfire 27 in response but Bangalore danger man Chris Gayle failed to get out of first gear and the early dismissals of the pair were signs of things to come for the Royal Challengers, who stuttered to 108 all out from 19.2 overs.

Harbhajan Singh took three for 20 for Mumbai, while Yuzvendra Chahal finished with figures of two for nine and Lasith Malinga two for 23.


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