New Delhi: On Saturday, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings IPL’s 27th match was full of thrills. The match went on till the last over and the match was recorded in the biggest run chase of the IPL. The first Chennai batsmen Ambati Rayudu and Moin Ali’s stormy innings thrilled cricket fans. Then Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard was amazed by his blazing innings. Pollard created a storm on the field, which Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could hardly forget.
Chasing a mammoth target of 219 runs, Kieron Pollard continued the fight to the end and hit an unbeaten 87 off 34 balls with a strike rate of over 255. He hit 8 sixes and 6 fours. He continued to crush Dhoni’s bowlers till the end and gave Mumbai Indians a 4-wicket win on the last ball. Pollard made the fastest FIFTY of this season. He hit a brilliant 53 runs off 17 balls.
The thrill of the last over was like this
In the final over, Mumbai needed 16 runs to win. With this, in the 19th over, Sem Karen sent Hardik Pandya and James Neesham to the pavilion. In such a situation, the responsibility of victory fell on Kieron Pollard. CSK captain Dhoni handed the ball to lungi ngidi. Engidi bowled the first ball, then Pollard flew it to deep square leg, he could take a run if he wanted, but he thought it okay to keep the strike.
Then came the turn of the second ball, by Pollard, this superb yorker from Engidi reached the boundary by hitting the French cut. Engidi made a mistake on the third ball, he threw it full toss. Taking full advantage of this, Pollard pushed it to the boundary. Pollard then got a chance to take a run on the fourth ball, but he did not take it.
Ngidi again made a mistake on the fifth ball and threw it full toss. Pollard fed air over the square leg. The umpire made a gesture of a six. Everyone’s breath got stuck on the last ball. Mumbai needed 2 runs on this ball. Engidi bowled Fuller, the last ball stump, which Pollard turned to mid-wicket. The batsmen of both the ends ran fast and thus on Pollard’s power, Mumbai won the match by 4 wickets on the last ball. Seeing this view, there was an atmosphere of tremendous happiness in the Mumbai camp.