Riding on skipper Rohit Sharma's blistering half-century (51 off 24 deliveries), Mumbai Indians cruised into the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals with a crushing six-wicket victory over Perth Scorchers in their must-win final group match.
Mumbai were required to chase the target in 14.2 overs to make it to the last-four stage of the tournament, and they did it in 13.2 overs, which had the cricket experts and fans congratulate the team in glowing words on Twitter.
Here are some of the comments:
Glenn Maxwell @Gmaxi_32
Great win by @mipaltan tonight!!! So good to be back out there again! Looking forward to the semi's!! Rohit in a different class...
Sundar Raman @ramansundar
Delighted for @mipaltan - played like the team they are @clt20 today. Sad to see the back of @OtagoVolts - story of the tournament so far
Sir Ravindra Jadeja @SirJadeja
Mumbai Indians Into The #CLT20 Semis.... LIKE A BOSSSSS..!! Don't Mess With Indian Teams.
Robin John Peterson @robbie13flair
Well done @mipaltan !!! Unbelievable effort to make the semis - surely tournament favorites now:)
Alan Wilkins @alanwilkins22
#CLT20 Mumbai Indians are playing like a side that truly believes it will beat Perth Scorchers well enough to make the SemiFinals! #Destiny?
Matt Digby @Matt_Digby90
So happy to hear @mipaltan win today and make #clt20 semis!!! #ThisTimeFor10dulkar
#ThisTimeFor10dulkar @mipaltan the god itself can decided whether he can play next match or not!!
Great knock from the captain and wel played smith cmon mumbai This time for paji
Prasanna Venkatesh @_IamPrasanna
Meanwhile,mumbai indians fans will be celebratin that they wont be losin the semi's since CSK is nt gonna face them :P #Clt20
Ashirvaad Ramdhunni @axdkcd
What exactly is Sachin Tendulkar's role in the Mumbai Indians team?
sai suraj @ssuraj15
Even if @sachin_rt doesnt perform its our duty 2 give him dream farewell for his service f 24 awesome yrs hoping @ImRo45 @mipaltan does it