Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets in a much promising contest on the last ball as Pollard singlehandedly pulled off a stunner. READ MORE Jaydev Unadkat, Nicholas Pooran to donate their salary for COVID relief
Earlier, MI won the toss and invited CSK to bat first and Trent Boult proved it correct as he bowled a good length delivery to dismiss the man in form Ruturaj Gaikwad. Moeen joined Faf Du Plessis in the first over and went berserk in the succeeding overs. The Duo took the team to 49 in the powerplay.
Moeen Ali and Faf Du Plessis added 108 to the total. Moeen Ali made 58 off just 36 including 5 sixes and 5 fours.
Bumrah gave the breakthrough by dismissing good-looking Mo.
Pollard came in 11th over and dismissed both Faf Du Plessis and Raina in two successive deliveries to push CSK backfoot.
Jadeja joined Rayadu and the later went berserk in no time hitting 21 off Bumrah and decimated the death bowling of Mumbai Indians.
Ambati Rayudu completed his half-century off just 20 deliveries. He remained unbeaten for 72 off just 27 including 4 Fours and 7 Gigantic Sixes. Jadeja remained unbeaten for 22 as the duo added 101 to the total and helped CSK to touch the mammoth total of 218.
Chasing 219, MI openers were lucky enough to find some edge but played brilliantly to added 71 runs for the first wicket before Shardul Thakur got rid off MI skipper Rohit Sharma who made 35 off 24.
Sir Jadeja dismissed Suryakumar Yadav and Ali removed Q De Kock in back-to-back overs to break the momentum and reduce the side to 81 for 3. Pollard joined Krunal Pandya and he went unhinged as took the delivery out of the stadium frequently.
The Caribbean completed his half-century off just 17 balls. Sam Curran broke the fantastic 89 run stand by bowling a sensational yorker. Krunal made 32 off 23.
The Game almost turned to CSK when Faf Du Plessis dropped the catch off Shardul from long-on. Hardik tried to add some runs but eventually got dismissed by Sam Curran. He dismissed Neesham on the first ball as MI was left with 16 runs in the final over.
Pollard hit couple of boundaries and ran 2 on the last ball to take Mumbai Indians on top.
The Carribean Monster was awarded Player Of The Match.
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