Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians once again proved why they are the most successful IPL team in the league. Three-time IPL champions defeated Chennai Super Kings by four wickets. Opener Faf du Plessis, Moin Ali and Ambati Rayudu’s Chennai scored 218 for four in their 20 overs, while Pollard scored 87 not out for Mumbai and scored 34 off six balls and eight sixes. After the match, Chennai captain MS Dhoni cited the team’s defeat.
Speaking after the match, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni attributed the poor fielding loss. He said our fielding is worse than bowling. We missed the catches on important occasions. Bowlers too often fail to work according to plan. He threw several bad balls. “We are misguided when it comes to the implementation of projects,” he said. When there were good batsmen in the crease hitting the big shots, we had to execute our plans well at the time, but that didn’t happen. In such a tournament, if you win, some close matches will also be lost.
IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians’ victory over Chennai Super Kings
Rayudu hit 20 fours and a six in his 27-ball unbeaten innings. Ravindra Jadeja shared a 102-run partnership for the fifth wicket. With this, Chennai team managed to score over 200 against Mumbai for the first time since 2008. Chasing a big target, Rohit Sharma and Quinton Dickock got off to a wonderful start with 71 runs. After that, Chennai lost three wickets within 10 runs.
After three for 81, Kieran Pollard and Krunal Pandya hit a Chennai bowling and hit four sixes. Pollard completed his half-century in just 17 balls and recorded the fastest fifty of the season. Pollard hit six skyscrapers during this period. Chennai’s score was their fourth success of 170 when Sam Karan Krunal dismissed Pandya’s LBW. Krunal hit two fours and two sixes in his 32-ball knock. His brother Hardik Pandya also scored 16 runs off 7 balls with two sixes.
Rajasthan was relieved when the player was replaced by Livingstone