Kieron Pollard delivers once again clutch performance for the Mumbai Indians He also does every year to win Chennai Super Kings at IPL 2021 Four share. Pollard helped 87 times in 34 Mumbai deliveries chasing a goal of 219 assists in the last ball of 20The tenth On.
The chase started brightly for Mumbai as they managed to score 58 shots without losing a wicket in Powerplay. However, CSK pulled things off after sixth by taking three wickets in quick time, which also helped put the brakes on the scoring average. However, Pollard had completely different ideas.
The 33-year-old batsman started the attack from 12The tenth More by hitting three sixes in one match against Ravindra Jadeja. Mumbai looked dead and buried in the chase, but a gritty Bullard hit between 12 to 16 brought them back into the game. While doing so, Bullard also managed to score half a century at 17 balls, which is the fastest in the IPL 2021. Hardyk Pandya and Kronal Pandya gave him good company, but he had to finish the mission by getting 16 times in the end. CSK will take a look at Fave de Plessis’s loss for dropping an easy chance to fire Pollard when he was 68 as a game-changer moment.
Meanwhile, CSK didn’t take off at the best start after he was beaten by Mumbai. Ruturaj Gaikwad was fired the first time, but Moein Ali and Faf du Plessis fixed the roles. They managed to raise the run rate to 10 runs each over halfway before a small breakdown that reduces the CSK to 116/4. Pollard made the difference by throwing two overpayments and taking two crucial wickets from Suresh Raina and Do Plessis.
CSK got the much-needed acceleration with incredible roles from Ambati Rayudu. The mediocre Indian hitter managed to score 72 passes on 27 balls to take CSK past 200. However, his impressive roles were in vain as Pollard was in a special condition as he hit eight sixes across the park. Despite tasting the defeat on Saturday, CSK remains top of the table due to its healthy net run rate. Mumbai also maintains fourth place, but they have eight points in seven matches, just two points off the top of the table.
Chennai Super Kings: 218/4 (Ambati Rayudo 72 (27), Moein Ali 58 (36), Kieron Pollard (2/12), Trent Bolt (1/42))
Mumbai Indians: 219/6 (Kieron Pollard 87 (34), Quinton De Cook 38 (26), Sam Curran (3/34), Moein Ali (1/1)