Home > News >

CLT20 2012: Mumbai Indians set 158-run target against Highveld Lions in Group B tie

Dwayne Smith

Mumbai Indians opener Dwayne Smith provided his side the much-needed momentum early on

Johannesburg: Oct 14, 2012

 

Defending champions Mumbai Indians posted a challenging 157 for six in their opening match of the Champions League Twenty20 against local team Lions on Sunday.

 

Sent into bat, Mumbai relied on useful contributions from their batsmen to give a semblance of respectability to their total.

 

Helping the visiting side to a great extent was the 24 extras conceded by Lions.

 

Mumbai were off to a brisk start as Dwayne Smith smashed half a dozen fours to put the South Africans under pressure.

 

Chris Morris erred in line and the easy pickings were treated with disdain by Smith. The bowler, however, had the last laugh when he had the West Indian trapped in front.

 

After missing out on the strike initially, Tendulkar steered Sohail Tanvir in front of backward point for his first boundary.

 

Tendulkar found the fence one more time before left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso disturbed his stumps after the batsman tried to make room and launch into a heave.

 

This was the fourth time in recent months that Tendulkar has been bowled. He got out in similar fashions thrice in the Test series against New Zealand in August-September. The bowlers, though, were pacers on those occasions.

 

Till the time he was there in the middle, Rohit Sharma gave Mumbai solidity, playing some opportunistic shots before Dirk Nannes cleaned him up.

 

Sharma was severe on Zander de Bruyn who was smashed for a six and two fours, the maximum over point.

 

The promotion of Mitchell Johnson ahead of specialist batsmen Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik, and the powerful Kieron Pollard, seemed to have boomeranged on the Mumbai side as it somewhat lost momentum halfway into the innings.

 

Though he top-scored for the visitors, Johnson gobbled up a lot of balls, and it was largely due to Karthik’s enterprise towards the end that Mumbai reached a competitive total. (PTI)

 

Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 157 for 6 in 20 overs (Mitchell Johnson 30, Rohit Sharma 27, Dwayne Smith 26; Sohail Tanvir 2 for 31) vs Highveld Lions.

 

Full Scorecard

 

Champions League Twenty20 2012 match schedules and group details

 

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Shaun Udal on India vs England 3rd Test

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 2 at Southampton: England begin on positive note

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

Pankaj Singh and other Test cricketers from Rajasthan

Pankaj Singh rewarded with India cap for years of consistency at domestic level

Mike Griffith: My choice of Mike Gatting as President of MCC was all about timing

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

Mahela Jayawardene takes 200 catches in Test cricket

Live Streaming: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2 at Southampton

Hashim Amla rides South Africa’s hopes to save 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Tea

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: The ball in England’s court

Kevin Pietersen signs up with Melbourne Stars for BBL

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Alastair Cook’s innings could be a turning point for England’s fortunes

Michael Holding’s take on Ishant Sharma bowling from Pavilion End — problems with expert opinions

India vs England 2014 3rd Test at Southampton stats highlights: Day 1

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Gary Ballance fills in the void left by Jonathan Trott

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Live Streaming: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2 at Southampton

Hashim Amla rides South Africa’s hopes to save 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Tea

Will Suriya attend the screening of Ajay Devgn’s Singham Returns?

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update to support folders and interactive cases

Apple to acquire radio curating service Swell for $30 million: Report

What’s the best time of the day to have sex?

Fawad Khan to take Sonam Kapoor to Pakistan?

Friendship Day 2014 – 5 healthy gift ideas for your BFF

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here