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Lions beat Mumbai by 9 runs in CL opener

 South African President Jacob Zuma, left, waves to the fan before the start of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket match between Lions and Mumbai I...
 Highveld Lions' batsman Jonathan Vandiar, right, plays a side shot as Mumbai Indians' wicketkeeper Ambati Rayudu, left, looks on during the Champions...
 Mumbai Indians batsman Harbhajan Singh falls on the ground after hit by a delivery from Lions bowler Robert Frylinck, unseen, during the Champions Le...
 Highveld Lions' batsman Jonathan Vandiar takes evasive action against a bouncer from Mumbai Indians' bowler Zaheer Khan, unseen, during the Champions...
 Lions players celebrate after winning their Champions League Twenty20 cricket match against Mumbai Indians at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, ...
 Lions bowler Shane Burger celebrates after bowling Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar, unsen, for 69 runs by , unseen, during the Champions Leag...

South Africa Twenty20 Cricket

South African President Jacob Zuma, left, waves to the fan before the start of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket match between Lions and Mumbai I...

South Africa Cricket

Highveld Lions' batsman Jonathan Vandiar, right, plays a side shot as Mumbai Indians' wicketkeeper Ambati Rayudu, left, looks on during the Champions...

South Africa Cricket

Mumbai Indians batsman Harbhajan Singh falls on the ground after hit by a delivery from Lions bowler Robert Frylinck, unseen, during the Champions Le...

South Africa Cricket

Highveld Lions' batsman Jonathan Vandiar takes evasive action against a bouncer from Mumbai Indians' bowler Zaheer Khan, unseen, during the Champions...

South Africa Twenty20 Cricket

Lions players celebrate after winning their Champions League Twenty20 cricket match against Mumbai Indians at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, ...

South Africa Cricket

Lions bowler Shane Burger celebrates after bowling Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar, unsen, for 69 runs by , unseen, during the Champions Leag...

South African side Highveld Lions claimed a surprise nine-run win over the star-studded Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the Champions League Twenty20 competition on Friday.
The Lions held Mumbai to 177 for six in 20 overs, after the home team had posted a competitive 186 for five.
Jonathan Vandiar smashed 71 from 48, his highest Twenty20 score, and former South Africa test player Neil McKenzie added 56 not out after the Lions were asked to bat first by Mumbai captain Sachin Tendulkar.
Tendulkar led Mumbai's chase with 69 from just 42 balls and the 2010 Indian Premier League runners-up looked to be making light work of the total.
But Shane Burger removed Tendulkar and then the big-hitting Kieron Pollard as the Lions held on for victory.


Updated : 2021-03-06 13:43 GMT+08:00