Mumbai in a must-win contest

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With virtually one semifinal spot up for grabs in Group A, IPL champions Mumbai Indians will fancy their chances when they take on the bottom-placed Perth Scorchers in a do-or-die battle in their final match of the Champions League Twenty20 here today.

Mumbai Indians are currently at the third position with six points in the points table, while Otago Volts are placed second with 10 points. The Mumbai side will have to play out of their skins today to not just earn full marks to make it 10 and come at par with Volts but also finish with a good run-rate.

The Scorchers, with two loses and a match being abandoned are languishing at the bottom of the table with two points. They have some experience in skipper Simon Katich and Marcus North, besides a few youngsters who are keen to learn. Their bowling is inexperienced and not having played Brad Hogg so far haven’t helped their cause. The Scorchers’ only advantage is that they have nothing to lose.PTI



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