New Delhi, Oct 3: Captain Rohit Sharma and Dwayne Smith hit half centuries to power Mumbai Indians into the semi-finals of Champions League 2013.
On Wednesday evening (October 2), MI had a tough task of winning with a healthy net run rate to pip Otago Volts for last-four berth. The pressure brought out the best in Rohit and opener Smith as they won in 13.2 overs against Perth Scorchers.
MI were chasing 150. To qualify for semis, they had to win in 14.2 overs. After a blazing start by Smith, MI coasted to victory with six wickets in hand. MI will face Trinidad and Tobago in the last-four phase on Saturday (October 5).
Here are the pictures from the match.
Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara met up at the Feroz Shah Kotla after MI's match. Lara is with Trinidad and Tobago team as a mentor.
Half century for Rohit
Rohit Sharma raises his bat after completing half century.
Kieron Pollard attacks
Kieron Pollard plays an attacking shot. He made 23 off 18 balls.
Dwayne Smith gives a blazing start
Smith was in blazing form as he took MI off to a flying start. This was after the early loss of Sachin Tendulkar for a duck.
Sachin and Nita Ambani
Mumbai Indians' co-owner Nita Ambani is seen with Sachin Tendulkar during the match.
Whiteman in action
Perth Scorchers' Sam Whiteman plays a shot against MI.
Agar is bowled by Ojha
Perth opener Ashton Agar is bowled by Pragyan Ojha.
Perth get Sachin for a duck
Perth Scorchers' players celebrate the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar.