8 runs required from the last two balls, definitely the bowler couldn’t defend against the big man Kieron pollard. How many times, he was the savior for Mumbai Indians? we have witnessed a monster hitting from the Caribbean in IPL 2021. The man who snatched victory from CSK single-handedly. when he came to the crease MI was in the need of 138 runs from 10 overs, many would have thought MI can go closer to the target but may not win. But yet again Kieron Pollard announced to the world, don’t write off MI till I m there. Kieron Pollard scored 87 runs from 34 balls to help MI to register their highest ever run chase in the history of the IPL. Despite that, CSK, who boast of the best scoring rate in the death overs this season, weren’t trailing far behind. Led by Ambati Rayudu’s 27-ball 72*, in the last six overs, they were outscored by only 5 runs by their archrivals.
In earlier, Faf and Moien Ali were accelerating the innings in a faster phase, Jasprit Bumrah who had the most expensive outing in his IPL carrier, break the partnership of Faf and Moien. Later the Big man Keiron pollard used his pace variation and scalped 2 wickets in no time and control the run flow of CSK. In the middle order, Ravindra Jadeja who was the hero against RCB played the anchor role with Ambati Rayudu who was phenomenal against his former franchise finished 72 runs from 27 balls including 12 boundaries ( 4four, 7six), In bowling except for Kieron Pollard, everyone taken to the cleaner. CSK finished with a whopping 218 runs, 82 runs came off from the last five fours.
With a mountainous target to achieve Rohit Sharma and Quinton Decock were given the perfect start for MI innings before the former caught at the sweeper cover by Ruturaj Gaikwad on the Shradul Thakur’s over. After that Surya Kumar Yadav perished in Ravindra Jadeja’s Bowling credits should have given to MS Dhoni who took a brilliant catch behind the stumps. Quinton Decock followed Surya Kumar Yadav by giving catch practice to Moein Ali. Then the Man of the day Kieron Pollard arrives Required rate was almost at 14 RPO in the halfway mark. After watching 5 balls closely Kieron Pollard started throwing his blade on the ball, seemed that Arun Jetly Ground was much much smaller in front of this big man. resulting in only 50 runs required off the last 24 balls, Krunal Pandya who anchored innings with Kieron pollard last his wicket to a brilliant yorker from Sam Curran and bowled brilliant 17 th over by conceding just 2 runs.
48 runs from 3 overs, two big hitters on strike, who is going to be favorite. you cant choose other than Mumbai especially when Kieron and Junior Pandya on the crease, Game’s Momentum were not swinging towards CSK it was on MI’s side, thanks to FAF who dropped the Pollard on 70, Might be we would have witnessed a different result. Maybe in another day not in Kieron Pollard’s day. Simply Kieron Pollard was a demon for CSK bowlers last night.