CLT20: Dwayne Smith keeps Mumbai Indians in hunt for semifinal spot
Dwayne Smith struck a fabulous fifty to help Mumbai Indians register a 7-wicket win over Highveld Lions in Japiur. Pragyan Ojha starred with the ball for the 2011 champions.
Rohit Sharma proved it was a right decision to bowl as his bowlers picked up timely wickets and then Dwayne Smith and Kieron Pollard remained not out to register a comfortable win. (All BCCI images)
Mitchell Johnson bagged the first wicket for Mumbai Indians. He was joined by Pragyan Ojha, Rishi Dhawan and Harbhajan Singh to help Mumbai restrict Highveld Lions to 140/5.
Alviro Petersen played a captain's knock and remained unbeaten to help Highveld Lions put on board a fighting total.
Together with his skipper, Dwaine Pretorius was involved in 59-run stand off 40 balls. Pretorius remained not out on 31.
Pragyan Ojha was the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai Indians. He finished with 2 for 26.
Mumbai Indians' chase received an early blow when Sohail Tanvir struck in the third over to remove Sachin Tendulkar for just five.
But Dwayne Smith had other plans. He scored 63 not out to help Mumbai Indians win by 7 wickets. Kieron Pollard also chipped in with a fiery 31 not out. Rohit Sharma scored 20.