Mumbai look for elusive victory

Mumbai look for elusive victory

Their title defence having ended early with a whimper, Mumbai Indians would look to salvage some of their battered reputation with at least a win when they take on Sydney Sixers in an inconsequential Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Monday.

Group toppers Sydney Sixers, along with Highveld Lions, have cashed in on the disappointing show by Mumbai and the other IPL team in the group, Chennai Super Kings to qualify for the semifinals with three wins on the trot.

The Harbhajan Singh-led side would look to end the tournament on a high but with the form their Monday’s opponents are in, it won’t be easy for them to do that and they will have to play out of their skins.

Mumbai have performed reasonably well with the bat, having posted almost identical scores (157 and 156) in the first two matches against Lions and Yorkshire respectively before scoring 167 for seven while chasing 174 against Chennai.

CSK face Yorkshire

Already out of the semifinal race, Chennai Super Kings would look to redeem some pride and end their campaign on a high when they take on a less-formidable Yorkshire in their final Group B match here on Monday.

There was something to cheer about for Chennai fans as Dhoni-led side eked out a six-run win over Mumbai. Chennai would like to carry on the winning momentum into Monday’s match and going by form, the Indian outfit starts as overwhelming favourites. Chennai started their campaign with a 14-run loss to Sydney Sixers.

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