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Sunday, May 2, 2021

IPL: Pollard's explosive batting, Mumbai's thrilling win over Chennai

In the IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by four wickets in the IPL 2021 with an Atishi half-century from Kieron Pollard. 
On the batsmen's helpful pitch, Pollard made a lot of fun and hit an unbeaten 87 runs in 34 balls. He hit six fours and eight sixes. With this, Mumbai achieved the ball by losing six wickets to the target of 219 runs from Chennai. For the first time in IPL history, Mumbai has scored more than 200 runs successfully. Also, it is the most successful pursuit of the goal in IPL matches on Indian soil. Chennai had scored 218 runs for four wickets while batting first. For him, Ambati Rayudu (72 not out), Moin Ali (58) and Faf du Plessi (50) scored half-centuries.

Pollard's stormy batting saw Mumbai score 125 runs in the last eight overs. At one time, his four wickets fell for 89 runs and the magic of the Chennai bowlers was speaking head on. But Pollard, playing his biggest innings of IPL career, maintained Mumbai's dominance over Chennai. This is Mahendra Singh Dhoni's first and second defeat in this season after Chennai's five consecutive wins. At the same time, Mumbai registered a third consecutive win. He is fourth in the points table and CSK is at number one.

Mumbai's condition deteriorated after Powerplay

Chasing the target, Rohit Sharma (35) and Quinton Dickock (38) gave Mumbai a good start. In the powerplay, Mumbai scored 56 runs without loss. Rohit and Dickock shared a 71-run partnership for the first wicket. Deepak Chahar and Sam Karan, however, did not allow easy runs, but the run continued with light balls in between. Dhoni scored four consecutive overs from Deepak Chahar in the beginning. Shardul Thakur, who came after his departure, gave the team success in the first over. He got Mumbai captain Rohit caught by Rituraj Gaikwad on the sweeper cover. Rohit hit four fours and a six in his innings. Suryakumar Yadav, who came after the captain's departure, did not go today. After scoring three runs, he was caught in the hands of MS Dhoni behind the wicket of Jadeja. In the next over, Moin Ali finished Dick's work. Dickock hit four fours and a six in his innings.

After this, Kairan Pollard's magic was seen in the match. He blasted 89 runs for the fifth wicket with Krunal Pandya (32). During this, he also completed a half-century in 17 balls. This was the fastest season of this season. Krunal also made some big shots in the meantime and brought Chennai under pressure. Sam Karan ended his innings. Krunal scored 32 runs off 23 balls with two fours and two sixes. But Pollard continued to collect fours and sixes and moved the team closer to the target. During this, he also received a life from Faf du Plessy. In the 19th over, Sam Karan bowled Hardik Pandya (16) and Jimmy Neesham (0) to keep Chennai in the match. But Lungi Ngidi could not save 16 runs in the last over and Mumbai won on the last ball.

Stormy batting of Chennai batsmen

Earlier, after the century partnership of Faf du Plessi (50) and Moin Ali (58), on the basis of Ambati Rayudu's unbeaten 72-run innings, Chennai Super Kings batted first and scored a big score of 218 for four. Rayudu, after completing his 20th half-century in just 20 balls, hit four fours and seven sixes in a 27-ball unbeaten innings. He shared a 102-run unbroken partnership with Jadeja for the fifth wicket in which Jadeja contributed just 22 runs off 22 balls. Chennai team managed to score more than 200 against Mumbai for the first time after 2008. After the dismissal of Rituraj Gaikwad in the initial over, du Plessi and Moin added 108 runs for the second wicket and laid a strong foundation. Moin hit four fours and five sixes in 36 balls.

Cairn Pollard was the most successful bowler for Mumbai, taking two wickets for just 12 runs in two overs. Mumbai's main bowler Jasprit Bumrah took 56 runs with one wicket in four overs, which was his most expensive spell. Trent Boult took one wicket for 42 runs in four overs. Earlier, after losing the toss, Rituraj Gaikwad hit for the second ball of the innings for Chennai, but Bolt showed him the path of the pavilion after two balls. Hardik took a catch and finished his innings of four in four balls. Faf du Plessy, running in a brilliant rhythm, smashed the third ball after welcoming Dhawal Kulkarni, who was playing the first match of the season, with a four. In the next over, Moin Ali also hit successive balls of Bolt for a six and then a four.

Moin Ali hit a half-century in 33 balls

He bowled his second six off Jasprit Bumrah's slow ball to bowl in the fifth over and then hit a four against Bolt in the sixth over to take Chennai to 49 for one in the power play. Moeen hit a six over Neesham in the 10th over and then completed his half-century in 33 balls with a single. However Du Plessi survived a run out on the next ball. Even before the ball went into the keeper's hand, Gloves had touched the stumps and Gilli had fallen. After this, he hit two consecutive fours. Du Plessi completed the team's runs in the 11th over with two consecutive sixes on Bumrah and then a century of partnership with Moeen. Bumrah, however, made a comeback and ended Moin Ali's innings by getting caught by wicketkeeper Quinton Dickock.

Rayudu created panic in the last overs

Captain Rohit held the ball to Pollard in the 12th over and he vindicated his decision by taking wickets of du Plessi and Raina on the last two balls. When Du Plessy hit two fours and four sixes in a 28-ball innings, Raina could score only two runs. Ambati Rayudu opened his hand in the 15th over using a crease off Rahul Chahar's ball. He added 82 runs in the last five overs with Ravindra Jadeja in which the balls of Bumrah, Bolt and Kulkarni sent the ball to the stadium several times.

He hit two sixes in a row against Kulkarni in the 16th over and then Bumrah in the 17th over, hitting a no ball in the 17th over. For the bowling in the 18th over, Rayudu hit a six, a four and then a six against Bolt. Jadeja hit the fifth ball of the 19th over to take the team's score to 200, while Rayudu hit the last two balls of the innings against Kulkarni for six and then hit a four to take the score to 218 runs.

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