Kieron Pollard scored a magnificent unbeaten 87 as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets in Delhi on Saturday.
After being asked to bat first by MI skipper Rohit Sharma, CSK lost Ruturaj Gaikwad in the first over of the day to Trent Boult. The pair of Faf Du Plessis and Moeen Ali added 108 runs for the second wicket before the latter was caught behind off a short delivery from Jasprit Bumrah to Quinton de Kock after scoring 58.
Pollard brought MI back into the contest by dismissing Du Plessis and Suresh Raina off consecutive balls. Ambati Rayudu along with Ravindra Jadeja shared an unbeaten 102 runs for the fifth wicket to take Chennai to 218/4 after 20 overs. Rayudu remained unbeaten on 72 off 27 balls with 4 fours and 7 sixes.
Chasing 219, Mumbai Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock got their team off to a fantastic start. The duo put on 71 runs for the opening wicket before Shardul Thakur broke the stand by dismissing Rohit who was caught at extra cover for 35.
Suryakumar Yadav fell cheaply and soon after Moeen Ali claimed the wicket of De Kock as Mumbai slipped to 81/3. Pollard and Krunal Pandya stitched together a solid 89 run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter was trapped in front by Sam Curran for a breezy 32.
The West Indian all rounder was given a reprieve when Faf Du Plessis dropped a relatively simple catch at long on.
With 31 needed off 12 balls Hardik Pandya smashed Curran for consecutive sixes, before being caught at long off boundary. Jimmy Neesham was caught at deep fine leg for a duck to bring the equation to 16 off the final over. Pollard smashed Lungi Ngidi for 2 fours and a six and took two runs off the final delivery helping MI pull off an incredible win.