Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has admitted that CSK bowlers have failed to stop Kieran Pollard’s fast-paced batting after the Mumbai Indians lost in a thrilling match. He claimed that Chennai played good cricket, but eventually Pollard came away with his stormy batting completely. Pollard scored 87 runs off just 34 balls to give Mumbai a memorable victory.
Mumbai won against CSK but there was no change in the point table
At a post-match press conference, Fleming said, “We seem to be doing amazingly and this could be Pollard’s best innings in a long time.” If you look at it, Pollard played an important role. We did a lot of good things but couldn’t stop them. From the standpoint of the team, we were able to bat again and cross the 200-run mark, we took some wickets and put pressure on them and in the end we lost a good innings. After dismissing Rohit Sharma and Quinton Dickock, it looked like Mumbai would lose the match, but Pollard began to put on long sixes as he set off from the dressing room.
Pollard said of winning the game – people will remember the show for a long time.
Pollard completed his half-century in just 17 balls and took Mumbai to victory in the last ball of the match. Apart from Pollard, Hardik Pandya played a short, but important innings of 16 off 7 balls. Skipper Rohit Sharma contributed 35 and Dickock 38. Earlier, Chennai’s Ambati Rayudu scored 72 off 27 balls, Moin Ali 58 and Faf du Plessis 50.