08 Oct '11, 6pm

Cricket: Malinga fires Mumbai Indians into Twenty20 Champions League final - Channel News Asia

Cricket: Malinga fires Mumbai Indians into Twenty20 Champions League final - Channel News Asia

CHENNAI, India: Lasith Malinga grabbed four wickets to bowl Mumbai Indians to a 10-run victory over English county Somerset in their Twenty20 Champions League semi-final on Saturday. The Sri Lankan paceman, known for bowling accurate yorkers with a slinging action, finished with 4-20 off four overs as Mumbai restricted Somerset to 150-7 after posting 160-5. Australian opener Aiden Blizzard top-scored for Mumbai with a 39-ball 54 and New Zealand paceman James Franklin took two vital wickets in one over. Craig Kieswetter made a fighting 62 off 46 balls with the help of one six and seven fours for Somerset. The English county needed 22 runs to win off the last two overs with seven wickets in hand, but Franklin dismissed well-set Kieswetter and Jos Buttler (19) in the penultimate over while conceding only seven runs. Kieswetter and James Hildreth (39) added 83 for the third wi...

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