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Malinga's four helps Mumbai Indians enter Champions League final

October 9, 2011 - Mumbai

Mumbai Indians entered the final of the Twenty20 Champions League on Saturday after securing a ten-run victory over English county Somerset.

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga played a leading role in ensuring the win by grabbing four wickets for 20 runs with his accurate Yorkers and slinging action.

Mumbai Indians restricted Somerset to 7-150 after posting 5-160.

Australian opener Aiden Blizzard top-scored for Mumbai Indians with a 39-ball 54. Kiwi pacer 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.

Somerset needed 22 runs to win off the last two overs with seven wickets in hand, but Franklin dismissed a well-set Kieswetter and Jos Buttler (19) in the penultimate over while conceding only seven runs.

Malinga was declared the man-of-the-match. Mumbai will now clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final today.


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