In the ‘El Clasico’ match of the IPL, the defending champion Mumbai Indians defeated 3-time champion Chennai Super Kings by 34 runs. All-rounder Kieron Pollard played an important role in this victory. Pollard scored an unbeaten 87 off 34 balls which included 6 fours and 8 sixes.
Prior to this, Pollard also took 2 wickets in the bowling performance as well. Mumbai had
In this match, Australian veteran Brad Hogg has questioned the sporting spirit of the Mumbai Indians team. Hogg uploaded a picture via social media, in which he has said that batsmen should get extra advantage in cricket.
Mumbai needed 2 runs to win on the last ball. While Lungi Angidi was bowling the last ball for Chennai, Dhawal Kulkarni, standing at the non-strike end, had gone far ahead of the crease to take a run. Sharing the same picture, Hogg wrote, ‘Sorry to repeat the same thing again. Mumbai needed two runs off the last ball in the night match. The non-strike end batsman took advantage of this and went past the crease, is that right? ‘
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Pollard completed the half-century off 17 balls in this match, which is the fastest half century of IPL 2021. Even before this, Pollard had scored a half-century in 17 balls in the IPL.