CLT20 final: Tendulkar ends T20 career on a winning note

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  • Updated: Oct 07, 2013 10:33 IST
  • Mumbai Indians celebrate victory over Rajasthan Royals during their Champions League Twenty 20 final cricket match at Ferozshah Kotla ground in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Mohd ...

  • Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid acknowleges the crowd in the last inning of his career against Mumbai Indians during their Champions League Twenty 20 final ...

  • Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane take a single against Mumbai Indians during their Champions League Twenty 20 final cricket match at Ferozshah ...

  • Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson in action against Mumbai Indians during their Champions League Twenty 20 final cricket match at Ferozshah Kotla ground in New ...

  • Mumbai Indians team celebrates the wicket of  Kusal Perera against Rajasthan Royals during their Champions League Twenty 20 final cricket match at Ferozshah Kotla ground ...

  • Rajasthan Royals team owner Shilpa Shetty cheers thier team against Mumbai Indians during their Champions League Twenty 20 final cricket match at Ferozshah Kotla ground in ...

  • Mumbai Indians batsman Dinesh Kartik in action against Rajasthan Royals during their Champions League Twenty 20 final cricket match at Ferozshah Kotla ground in New ...

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    Mumbai Indians batsman Maxwell in action in the Champions League Twenty 20 final cricket match against Rajasthan Royals at Ferozshah Kotla ground in New Delhi. ...

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    Mumbai Indians player Sachin Tendulkar leaves the pitch after being clean bowled by Shane Watson during the CLT20 final against Rajasthan Royals at the Feroz ...

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    Mumbai Indians batsman Sachin Tendulkar in action against Rajasthan Royals during their Champions League Twenty 20 final cricket match at Ferozshah Kotla ground in New ...

Mumbai Indians on Sunday gave a fitting farewell to Sachin Tendulkar's T20 career by notching up a 33-run victory over Rajasthan Royals to clinch the Champions League Twenty20 title in New Delhi.

This is the second CLT20 title for the IPL-6 winners, having won the 2011 edition.

Chasing a massive 203-run target, Royals folded for 169 even after a fabulous start that saw them scoring 100 runs in nine overs.

Tendulkar and Royals skipper Rahul Dravid, both of whom having announced quitting the T20 game after today's match, were out for low scores.

Despite openers Ajinkya Rahane (65) and Sanju Samson (60) chipping in with quickfire half-centuries, Mumbai Indians bowlers came up with impressive bowling performance towards the fag end of their innings to have the last laugh.

India discard 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 chipped in with three wickets for 31.

From 155 for three in 16 overs, the Royals collapsed dramatically to lose as many as six wickets for just 14 runs.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians batsmen fired in unison to post 202 for six. After a solid start by opener Dwayne Smith (44) and 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 on Sunday, in the Champions League Twenty20.

 

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