Kieron Pollard’s 34-ball 87 helped Mumbai reach the target of 219 runs for the victory on the last ball.
IPL 2021 Mumbai vs Chennai, 27th Match: Kairan Pollard (87 not out with the help of 6 fours and 8 sixes in 34 balls) played a stormy innings, Chennai Super Kings in the 27th match of the 14th season of IPL played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here on Saturday A 4-wicket win against defending champions Mumbai Indians gave them a thrilling win. Batting first after losing the toss, Chennai scored a mammoth score of 218 for four, which Mumbai won by losing six wickets thanks to Pollard’s defeat on the final ball. Also Read – IPL 2021, MI vs CSK Highlights: Match decided on final ball, know 5 big reasons for MI’s win
This is Mumbai’s fourth win in seven matches and the team is at number four with 8 points. Chennai have suffered their second defeat in seven matches and the team is still on top with 10 points. Chasing a mammoth 219-run target from Chennai, Mumbai got off to a strong start with skipper Rohit Sharma (35) and Quinton De Kock (38) sharing a 71-run stand in 7.4 overs for the first wicket. After this, Rohit was out. Also Read – IPL 2021, MI vs CSK: Ambati Rayudu played explosive innings, 72 runs in just 27 balls
After the captain’s dismissal, Mumbai lost their three wickets within the next 10 runs. These include the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav (3) and de Kock. Rohit hit four fours and a six off 24 balls and DeCock hit four fours and a six off 28 balls. Also Read – IPL 2021: ‘Pandya Brothers’ did something to help the corona victims, fans are praising it
After losing three wickets for 81 runs, all the hopes of Mumbai now rested on Pollard. Pollard kept Mumbai’s hopes alive while playing explosive innings just like his name.
He scored the fastest half-century of this season by completing his half-century off 17 balls. This is the fastest half-century of any batsman against Chennai Super Kings. Earlier this record was held by Lokesh Rahul, who in 2019 he made 19 balls.
Pollard did not stop here and he shared 89 runs off 44 balls for the fourth wicket with Krunal Pandya (32), bringing Mumbai closer to victory. Mumbai had to score 50 runs for the win in the last four overs and achieved the target on the last ball.
Pollard hit six fours and eight sixes off 34 balls. Hardik Pandya scored 16 runs. Pollard also completed the fastest half-century of this season. Mumbai scored 138 runs in the last 10 overs.
Sam Karan took three wickets from Chennai and Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja and Moin Ali took one wicket each.
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings scored 219 runs to win in front of Mumbai Indians thanks to half-centuries from Ambati Rayudu (72 not out with the help of 4 fours and 7 sixes from 27 balls), Moin Ali (58) and Faf Duplessis (50). Aimed at Chennai scored 218 runs for four wickets.
After losing the toss, Chennai started to bat first and the team lost the wicket of Rituraj Gaikwad (4) on the score of four runs. After this, however, Moeen and Duplessis tried to put the team in a strong position by sharing a century of 108 runs from 61 balls for the second wicket.
Moeen was out on 112 for the team. After his dismissal, Chennai lost their four wickets within the next four runs. Apart from Duplessis, Suresh Raina (2) also includes wickets.
However, Rayudu, along with Ravindra Jadeja (22 not out), added Chennai for a fifth wicket for 102 runs for the fifth wicket to take Chennai to a huge score. Duplessis hit two fours and four sixes in 28 balls, while Moin hit five fours and the same sixes in 36 balls. Rayudu hit four fours and seven sixes in just 27 balls. Jadeja hit two fours off 22 balls.
Jaspreet Bumrah plundered 56 runs in four overs for Mumbai Indians. This is the most expensive spell of Bumrah in IPL history so far. Apart from him, Karen Pollard took two wickets by Trent Boult.
The Chennai batsmen blew 16 sixes in the match, which is the most sixes scored by Mumbai Indians in an innings of the IPL. At the same time, Chennai team has scored 200 or more against Mumbai for the first time since 2008. Chennai scored 82 runs in the last 5 overs.