Till the time he was there in the middle, Rohit Sharma gave Mumbai solidity, playing some opportunistic shots before Dirk Nannes cleaned him up.
Sharma was severe on Zander de Bruyn who was smashed for a six and two fours, the maximum over point.
The promotion of Mitchell Johnson ahead of specialist batsmen Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik, and the powerful Kieron Pollard, seemed to have boomeranged on the Mumbai side as it somewhat lost momentum halfway into the innings.
Though he top-scored for the visitors, Johnson gobbled up a lot of balls, and it was largely due to Karthik's enterprise towards the end that Mumbai reached a competitive total.
In Image: Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard is bowled by Highveld Lions Sohail Tanveer, unseen