Johannesburg: Oct 14, 2012
Highveld Lions skipper Alviro Petersen’s decision to bowl first was proved correct by the bowlers as they didn’t allow star-studded Mumbai Indians batting line-up to flourish.
It was Dwayne Smith’s 19-ball 26 that provided Mumbai some momentum early on. The Caribbean batsman hit six boundaries, before falling to Chris Morris.
Towards the end, Dinesh Karthik scored a quick off balls to lift Mumbai to 157 for six.
Australian cricketer Johnson, who made his debut for the Mumbai-based franchise, scored a quick knock of 30, which came from 29 balls, studded with four boundaries.
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.