Here comes the post match presentation from the played off game. The Chennai Super Kings clashed with the Mumbai Indians in the 27th match of the Indian Premier League 2021, today at Feroz Shah Kotla. The city of dreams won the toss and elected to bowl first which eventually turned fruitful for them. CSK stagnated a target of 219 for the opposition to which the opponent team reacted very cautiously.
Chasing the total, Mumbai got off to a flying start as the openers added 50-plus in the Powerplay. However, Mumbai lost Rohit, Suryakumar and de Kock in 3 successive overs and it looked like the chase will get derailed. However, Pollard walked in and took the attack to the opposition. With Krunal, he added 89 off just 41 balls and kept Mumbai in the chase. He lost Hardik too. But he continued. He was there and he was determined. And he did it for his side. Like he has done so many times. Sensational knock to help Mumbai get over the line on the last ball of the match.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
It was a tough start for Chennai bowlers as the Mumbai openers were off to a flying start. However, Shardul got them the breakthrough and then they got two more in the next two overs. After that, came the Pollard mayhem. Every bowler was taken apart by the big man. However, even then, the target was a massive one. Curran bowled a superb 17th over where he gave just 2 runs and took a wicket. However, Shardul was spanked for 17 in the 18th. Curran went for 14 in the penultimate over before taking two wickets in the over. Ngidi had to defend 16 in the final over. But he couldn’t.
Earlier in the game, on the back of some brilliant knocks from Moeen, Faf and Rayudu, Chennai posted a mammoth score on the board. First, it was Moeen and Faf who set the tone. Chennai lost the plot for a moment but Rayudu played an unbelievable knock to provide a brilliant finish. However, that target too was breached by strong Mumbai batting.
Mumbai bowlers had a terrible day at the office. Apart from Pollard and Chahar, all the bowlers used were smashed all over the park. Pollard got 2 in his 2 overs but Mumbai failed to finish things off well with the likes of Boult, Bumrah and Dhawal taken to the cleaners. Bumrah gave away 56 in his 4 overs, the highest in his Indian T20 League career. However, their batters, led by Pollard, scaled down the mountain.
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MS Dhoni, the Chennai skipper, mentions that they knew it is going to be a close game unless Mumbai loses a few quick wickets. Further he feels he doesn’t want to be tough on the bowlers and says if they had taken the catches, things would’ve got better for them. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai skipper, broached that he has never seen a chase like this and terms the innings as one of the best by Pollard.
MAN OF THE MATCH | KIERON POLLARD | BIG MAN FOR THE GAME
An amazing spirit Kieron Pollard, for his splendid performance has been declared as the MAN OF THE MATCH. The young lad scored a valuable 87* runs in an unbelievable 34 deliveries. About his bowling, he says that he wanted to slip in a couple of overs and he is happy to get two wickets.
Winning and defeating, this has taken us to an end of an amazing game in the Indian Premier League 2021. If there was one team that could’ve chased this total, it was Mumbai and if there was ever a batter who could have helped the team, it had to be Pollard. Wow. The stuff of champions from Pollard. And Mumbai has stopped the Chennai juggernaut here.