Mumbai Indians could finally taste from victory as they won a crucial encounter agaisnt the Highveld Lions by 7 wickets. Mumbai Spinners did their job well in restricting their opponent for 140 runs. Mumbai opener Dwayne Smith 63(47) socred a well structured half century to take the IPL champions home.


Lions are almost out of the tournament after they have lost two out of three games and the only other game being washed out. Lions will have themselves to blame as their batsmen struggled on a pitch that assisted the pacers well. However it was the spin duo of Harbhajan [4-19-1] and Ojha [3-26-2] who tied down the Lions batsmen with some disciplined bowling. If not for Dwaine Pretorius 31(21) [1-4’s, 2-6’s] and skipper Peterson 35(27) [3-4’s, 1-6’s], Lions innings wouldn’t have crossed 120. A few lusty blows towards the end took the score to a competitive total of 140.


Mumbai Indians chase wasn’t as smooth as the general picture says. They lost their opener and veteran Sachin Tendulkar for 5 as he was castled by Sohail Tanvir. But his partner Dwayne Smith 63 (47) [4-4’s, 3-6’s] held on to his wickets and scored at a brisk pace. Both Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma couldn’t convert their starts and fell off after a few hits to the fence. Pollard then struck a partnership with his fellow West Indian as both of them took the ship to safe waters. Pollard struck few mighty blows towards the end scoring 31 off just 20 deliveries which included 3 sixes and 2 fours. 14 FUNDA:

  • First victory for Mumbai Indians team in Champions League 2013 edition.
  • This was MI’s first victory against Lions in World T20 league.
  • Sachin Tendulkar failed to complete 50,000 runs in any format of the game.
  • Highveld Lions are out almost out of the tournament as they have just 2 points from 3 matches.


    Related Posts

    Arsenal Hammer Everton 5-2 In EPL

    Liverpool, Oct 22 (IANS) Arsenal thrashed 10-man Everton 5-2 on Sunday in the ninth round of the English Premier League (EPL). English forward Wayne Rooney opened...

    Referee Made The Difference In The Match: German Coach Wueck

    Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany coach Christian Wueck on Sunday came down heavily on US referee Jair Marrufo saying he made the difference in the...

    IND vs NZ 2017, 1st ODI: 200-run Partnership Was a Special, Special Partnership –...

    Virat Kohli’s 31st ODI century went in vain, as Tom Latham scored his fourth ODI century to guide his team to a comprehensive six-wicket...

    Shuttler Srikanth Wins Denmark Open Title

    Odense (Denmark), Oct 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title of the season as he crushed South Korean Lee Hyun II...

    Brazil Beat Germany 2-1 To Reach U-17 World Cup Semis

    Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Paulinho's stunning second-half strike helped three-time champions Brazil script a memorable come-from-behind 2-1 victory over European heavyweights Germany in the FIFA...