The duo batted quite smartly with nick-and-tuck tactics and occasionally while putting away the loose balls. Their partnership was marked by patience rather than flamboyance, but it did the trick for Somerset as it brought them within sight of victory.
Hildreth, though, seemed to get carried away and was bowled off Harbhajan when he walked right across the stumps to play across, missed and had his stumps knocked back.
The 17th over, bowled by young Abu Nechim fetched Someset 16 runs and they needed 29 off the final three. Malinga went for seven in the 18th and Franklin removed Buttler and Kieswetter in the next to deliver crucial blows.
Image: Mumbai Indians' fielder Kieron Pollard celebrates taking the catch to dismiss Somerset batsman Craig Kieswetter, not seen, during their Champions League Twenty20 cricket semifinal match in Chennai, India, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.