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Delhi Jets vs Mumbai Champs News
DJ vs MC, ICL, Match 8 : Mumbai Champs lose again
Dec 07, 2007Brian Lara failed with the bat for third time in a row as Mumbai Champs crashed to a 24-run loss to Delhi Jets in the Indian Cricket League on Friday night.
Mumbai Champs’ third consecutive defeat have virtually thrown them out of the ICL’s Twenty20 tournament. Chasing a target of 164, Lara, who opened the innings with D. S. Jadhav, but made an early exit in the second over scoring just three runs. He nudged it to wicketkeeper Paul Nixon off man-of-the-match T. Sudhindra.
Sudhindra wrecked the top order by bagging the wickets of Nathan Astle (4) and Vikram Solanki (4). After their exit, the Champs started disintegrating and in the ninth over they were struggling at five for 50. Jadhav (42) kept fighting a losing battle and managed 42 runs of 35 balls before he fell to 17-year-old Ali Murtaza.
Even a late charge by Merven Dillon (19) could not prevent the inevitable as 27 runs were required by Champs in the final over. The champs ended up with 139 for nine.
Delhi Jets vs Mumbai Champs
ScoresDelhi Jets: 163 / 5 in 20.0 overs (Run Rate: 8.15)
Dale Benkenstein 38* (25), Paul Nixon (Wicket Keeper) 39* (14) Mumbai Champs: 139 / 9 in 20.0 overs (Run Rate: 6.95)
Dheeraj Jadhav 42 (34)