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Mumbai Indians want to be first to qualify for semis: Harbhajan

Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said the team would like to clinch two crucial points against Deccan Chargers tomorrow to facilitate their entry into the semi-finals of the Indian Premier League.

cricket Updated: Mar 27, 2010 19:41 IST

Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Saturday said the team would like to clinch two crucial points against Deccan Chargers tomorrow to facilitate their entry into the semi-finals of the Indian Premier League.

"Definitely, this is like a home game (for us) and we would like to win this game, go upto 10 points and we have got another two games at home. We want to make sure that we play good cricket and be the first one to qualify for the semis. We don't want to leave any thing for the latter part of the tournament," Harbhajan told reporters in Mumbai ahead of the team's match against Deccan Chargers in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.

Harbhajan said the fact that Deccan Chargers home match is being played in Navi Mumbai will work in Mumbai Indians' favour.

"Their home game is in Mumbai so definitely there will be a lot of crowd support (for us) and looking forward to it," Harbhajan said.

"Deccan are a very good team and have played some good cricket in the tournament so far and we are looking forward to have a good match tomorrow and hopefully we can beat them," he added.

Harbhajan said the team had learnt from the mistakes of the past two seasons.

"We made a lot of mistakes in the last two editions but we have learnt from them. In the last two editions, we were almost there. But now everyone is taking up the responsibility, doing the job, and not keeping it for others," he said.