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Over 18.3 || Score 141/3
The Mumbai Indians beat Highveld Lions by 7 wickets. Mumbai Indians now back in the competition with their first win.
Pollard seems in a hurry to finish off the match. He has hit two massive sixes and a boundary in the last 17th and 18th overs, which added 31 runs in the Mumbai Indian’s total. With 10 balls remaining Mumbai Indians need 3 runs to win. With one run needed off nine balls, Sohail Tanveer delivered a wide ball, and gave away the match to Mumbai Indians.
Dwayne Smith: 63*(47b)
Kieron Pollard: 32* (20b)
Over 15 || Score 101/3
Smith hit four boundaries in the 11th and 12th overs. Smith is easily finding gaps in the on-side and hitting brilliant boundaries. Pretorius picks up Sharma’s wicket in the 13th over. Pollard, the new batsman at the crease, straightaway hits a boundary in the off side. Shot-maker of the day, Dwayne Smith completes his well-deserved half century in the 14th over. Four runs off the 15th over.
Mumbai Indians need 40 runs to win.
KA Pollard: 5* (10b 1x4)
DR Smith: 53* (36b 4x4 3x6)
Wicket: RG Sharma c sub (T Bavuma) b Pretorius 20 (17b)
Over 10 || Score 65/2
A brilliant sixth over by Viljoen, only one run but Mumbai Indians make up in the seventh, with two huge sixes. Smith is on a roll. Mumbai Indians add 16 runs in the 7th over. Imran Tahir delivers a good eighth over; takes Karthik’s wicket and concedes only two runs. Rohit Sharma is the new batsman at the crease. Phangiso comes in to attack in the 9th over. Sharma hits a brilliant boundary off Phangiso’s delivery. 10 runs off the over. The end of 10th over adds 8 runs in the Mumbai Indian’s kitty with Smith hitting a boundary off Tahir’s delivery.
Wicket: KD Karthik c Petersen b Imran Tahir 13 (19b )
Over 5|| Score 28/1
The crowd cheers out loud as batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar walks in with opener Dwayne Smith. Sohail Tanveer opens the bowling attack for Lions. Two runs off the first over. Lonwabo Tsotsobe, in the second over, concedes six runs. Sohail Tanveer back in the third over. Smith hits the first six for Mumbai Indians. Tanveer takes an important wicket. Tendulkar is out. Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman at the crease. Viljoen into the attack in the fourth over. Karthik hit a massive six short and outside off stump. A boundary by Karthik in the fifth over. Four runs off the fifth over.
KD Karthik: 11* (11b 1x4 1x6)
DR Smith: 9* (11b 1x6)
Wicket: SR Tendulkar b Sohail Tanvir 5 (8b)
Over 20 || Score 140/5
Sixteenth over brings 16 runs for the Highveld Lions. Pretorius hits a massive six off the Ojha delivery. Inspired by his partner, Peterson also goes big with a six. Johnson concedes 6 runs in the 17th over. Dhawan is back in the 18th over. 11 runs off the over. Petersen goes for a boundary off Dhawan’s wide over pitched delivery. Kieron Pollard comes in to bowling attack in the 19th over. Pretorious hits a huge six off the Pollard delivery. The partnership is now 50 runs off 33 deliveries. End of 19th over brings 12 more runs for the Lions. Coulter-Nile back in the last over. Pretorius plays a brilliant shot that goes for a boundary. The Highveld Lions finish the innings with 140 runs. Seven runs off the last over.
The Mumbai Indians need 141 runs from 20 overs at 7.05 runs per over.
D Pretorius 31* (21b 1x4 2x6)
AN Petersen 35* (27b 3x4 1x6)
Over 15 || Score 89/5
Ojha replaces Dhawan in the 11th over, concedes three runs and picks up the wicket of Symes. Sohail Tanveer is the new batsman at the crease. Eight runs off Bhajji’s 12th over. In the 14th over, Ojha strikes yet again. Sohail Tanveer is out. Coulter-Nile is back in the 15th over. Six runs off the 15th over.
Mumbai Indians look in control of the match.
Petersen: 13* (13b 1x4)
D Pretorius: 3* (5b)
Wicket: J Symes b Ojha 14 (16b)
Wicket: Sohail Tanvir c Smith b Ojha 2 (5b)
Over 10 || Score 62/3
Rishi Dhawan concedes a maiden sixth over. A good start by Harbhajan Singh in the seventh over. Wicket Bhajji pitched the ball just outside off stump and turned it in to strike the pad. De Kock could not read the variation and got lbw. Two runs and a wicket off the seventh over. Eight runs off the ninth over bowled by Harbhajan. Rishi continues in the tenth over. McKenzie goes for a six in the third delivery of the ninth over. First six of the match. The ball hit the middle of the bat with a beautiful sound of the willow and went for a six. Wicket Dhawan strikes in the last delivery, tosses the off stump. McKenzie is out.
Good start by the Mumbai Indians.
J Symes: 8* (13b)
AN Petersen: 1* (2b)
Wicket: ND McKenzie b Dhawan 16 (14b)
Wicket: Q de Kock lbw b Harbhajan Singh 19 (22b)
Over 5 || Score 40/1
Nathan Coulter-Nile comes into attack in the second over, concedes two runs. Two boundaries in the third over, eight runs off it. Just when the openers had began to settle in, finding gaps and going for boundaries, Mumbai Indians got their first breakthrough. Off the second delivery of the fourth over, van der Dussen is caught out. ND McKenzie is the new batsman at crease. Fifteen runs off the fifth over.
Q de Kock: 19* (14b)
ND McKenzie 1* (1b)
Wicket: van der Dussen c Dhawan b Johnson 13 (15b)
Over 1 || Score 5
Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock are at the crease for the Lions. Mitchell Johnson has come into bowling attack for Mumbai Indians. The last delivery went wide and with a good bounce reached the boundary.
Five runs for Lions in the first over.
The match has been delayed due to a power outage.
The Mumbai Indians have won the toss and will bowl first.
Jaipur: Defending champions Mumbai Indians were jolted to a shock defeat by Rajasthan Royals in their opening game before their second tie was washed out. Mumbai Indians would be eager to stamp their authority in a do-or-die battle against Highveld Lions in their Group A game of the Champions League.
The Lions have also lost one match while the second got abandoned. Both the teams have just two points from as many outings and in order to keep their chances alive in the tournament, would need to win.
Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Pragyan Ojha, Aditya Tare, Abu Nechim, Akshar Patel, Glenn Maxwell
Alviro Petersen (c), Thami Tsolekile (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Hardus Viljoen, Jean Symes, Sohail Tanvir, Dwaine Pretorius, Aaron Phangiso, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Ethan O`Reilly, Imran Tahir, Neil McKenzie, Gulam Bodi
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