In reality, however, Mumbai come into this match on a high, while Delhi are struggling slightly with two losses against teams they would have expected to beat.
Mumbai have 16 points, and no other team has more than 12. The only way Mumbai will not qualify for the semi-finals is if there is a multiple team tie on 16 points (since at this stage there is no combination possible that will ensure that four teams end up with more than 16 points), and the others edge Mumbai out on net run-rate. When you consider that Mumbai's net run-rate is +1.04, and the next highest net run-rate is Bangalore's +0.343, it is pretty clear that short of a whole host of statistical freaks, Mumbai are well and truly into the semi-finals.
In Image: Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh of the Indians celebrate the wicket of Yusuf Pathan
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Text : Cricbuzz