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Mumbai Indians Defeated Rajasthan Royals to Clinch Champions League Twenty-20

Oct 7, 2013 11:50 IST

Champions League Twenty-20Mumbai Indians clinched the Champions League Twenty-20 title by defeating Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs in New Delhi on 6 October 2013. Mumbai Indians set the target of 203 runs and defeated Rajasthan Royals at 169 runs in 18.5 overs. This was Mumbai Indians’ highest total in the Champions League Twenty20.

Harbhajan Singh was adjudged Man of the Match by bagging 4 wickets and giving just 32 runs. Dwayne Smith, in the meanwhile, was declared Champion of the Series. It is also important to note that this was the last T-20 match of Sachin Tendulkar and Royals skipper Rahul Dravid after they both announced their retirement from T-20 format.

This was the second Champions League Twenty-20 title for Mumbai Indians, the team which also won the IPL-6 season.

About the Event- Champions League Twenty-20

• The Champions League Twenty20 is also called CLT20 and is the annual international Twenty20 cricket competition.
• It is played among the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations.
• The Champions League Twenty20 was launched in the year 2008. The first edition of this event was held in October 2009.
• The CLT20 is owned jointly by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa. It is chaired by N. Srinivasan.
• The tournament is always held between September and October in South Africa or India.
• The total prize of the event is 6 million US dollar. The winning team gets 2.5 million US dollar, the amount which is the highest for any club cricket tournament in the history of this game.

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