- Mumbai have 8 points from 7 matches and are at number four in the points table
- Despite the loss, Chennai remain on top with 10 points from 7 matches.
- Pollard was adjudged Man of the Match for his all-round performance.
Mumbai Indians veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard has become the fastest fifty-runner in IPL 2021. Pollard completed his half-century off 17 balls in the 27th match of IPL against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Pollard was voted Man of the Match for his all-round performance.
Pollard hit 3 fours and 6 sixes during his half-century in the match played at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Pollard’s name is the record for the fastest half-century from Mumbai in the IPL.
This is the first time Mumbai has scored more than 200 runs in the IPL. Interestingly, 218 runs were Chennai’s best score against Mumbai. Despite this, he was defeated.
Even against KKR, he has hit half a century on 17 balls.
Prior to this, Pollard had scored a half-century in 17 balls against KKR in Mumbai in 2016, while Mumbai batsman Ishaan Kishan completed only 17 balls against KKR in Kolkata in 2018. Hardik Pandaya played a half-century in 2019 against Kolkata on the same number of balls.
Mumbai wins on the last ball
In this match played at New Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and called Chennai to bat first. Chennai scored 218 for 4 wickets. In response, the Mumbai team won by losing 6 wickets on the last ball.
Pollard scored an unbeaten 87 off 34 balls which included 6 fours and 8 sixes. Apart from this, Pollard also took 2 wickets for 12 runs in 2 overs. For Mumbai, opener D Cock scored 38 runs while Rohit Sharma scored 35 runs while Krunal Pandya was dismissed for 32 runs.