Lions upset Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the Champions League by beating them by 9 runs. Put to bat first, Lions had piled up 186 for 5 with opener Jonathan Vandiar top scoring with 71 from 48 balls and Neil McKenzie giving a glorious finish with an unbeaten 56 from 30 balls. For Mumbai Indians, only Lasith Malinga was impressive with the ball capturing 3 for 33 in 4 overs.
Mumbai Indians got off to a lovely start in their chase through an 83-run opening stand between Shikhar Dhawan (32 from 30 balls) and Tendulkar. But a couple of yorkers from medium pacer Shane Burger saw Mumbai Indians lose the wickets of Tendulkar (69 from 42 balls with 9 fours) and Keiron Pollard (19) at a crucial stage. JP Duminy tried to win the game on his own but got out after a 23-ball 30 and Mumbai Indians lacked the fire power to get home towards the end.
Toss and Teams
Mumbai Indians have won the toss and asked the South African team - Lions to bat first in the opening match of the Champions League Twenty20 2010. The Match is being played at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg after a grand opening ceremony.
Lions : AN Petersen (C), JD Vandiar, VB van Jaarsveld, R Cameron, ND McKenzie, Z de Bruyn, TL Tsolekile (WK), R Frylinck, S Burger, AM Phangiso, E O'Reilly
Mumbai Indians : SR Tendulkar (C), S Dhawan, AT Rayudu (WK), R Sathish, JP Duminy, KA Pollard, R McLaren, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, SL Malinga, AG Murtaza