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193dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Firm Rohit, fiery Pollard gun down 175

Several dropped catches marred Mumbai Indians' fielding effort, but they ran down a target of 175 with Rohit Sharma batting through the chase and Kieron Pollard coming into form

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
68(49) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 0 16 10 13 1 5 22
G Gambhir
59(45) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
8 2 1 9 22 4 3 10

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TG Southee
TG Southee
O4
M0
R38
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
18 | 22 Runs | MI: 178/4 | RR: 9.88

  • Kieron Pollard51 (17b)
  • Rohit Sharma68 (49b)
  • Jaydev Unadkat3-0-49-0
  • Sunil Narine4-0-22-2

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11.20pm: Pollard hugs Rohit. The captain raises his bat and acknowledges the cheers. Phew, what an innings from Pollard. Mumbai jump to third with this victory. Rohit steered the chase with his fourth fifty-plus score in four chases. Pollard then applied the finishing touches. And KKR weren't helped by a dew-slicked ball.

Gambhir, KKR captain: We are not going to give excuses. We did bowl well. We are also 15 runs short. I thought we needed an innings like Pollard did. At one stage, I thought we would get 190. They deserved to win. I am not going to take about the dew. The dew, toss is not in my hand.

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai captain and Man of the Match: It was a good game and we wanted this win badly We stuck to our plans though we dropped a lot of catches. We batted brilliantly. Pollard's form was crucial and he is peaking at the right time. This is going to be our last game here. The support has been superb here. I want to thank the crowd. Mumbai always enjoy perfect cricket. They have been wanting to see Pollard fire. I don't know what's our home venue. We will have to understand the conditions and adapt as soon as possible.

Pollard says it was just about picking the bowlers. He says he would have played out Narine had the spinner bowled the 16th over. Sathish was taken for three sixes in that over.

Vikas Goyal: "Pollard came in when MI needed 69 to win from 42 balls. He has made 51 of those in just 17 balls. What-a-playa!!"

Mominul: "This game has been almost a carbon-copy of the first leg of this fixture. KKR batting first, have a great start but are unable to capitalise and thus post an average score. MI comfortably chase the score thanks to a not out innings from Sharma and cameos from other batsmen."

Dilip Sah: ""Pollard has blasted the fastest fifty this season alongside Morris last night, off just 17 balls...& both with a six""

Mayank Aggarwal: "Pollard has also completed 6000 T20 runs with this innings"

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17.6
6
Unadkat to Pollard, SIX runs, Unadkat goes for the yorker again, it ends up as a full toss, lofted powerfully over long-off for a six. Pollard raises his fifty off 17 balls, the joint fastest this season. Pollard finishes it with three sixes. Mumbai win on Wankhede farewell
17.5
0
Unadkat to Pollard, no run, wide yorker outside off, beaten. Can't be angled down to third man
17.4
6
Unadkat to Pollard, SIX runs, off-stump full toss, delicious, Pollard tucks into it and marmalises it over long-on
17.3
6
Unadkat to Pollard, SIX runs, back of a length and outside off, 115ks slower ball. Pollard spots it and swats it over midwicket. Dismissive!
17.3
1w
Unadkat to Pollard, 1 wide, off-side wide
17.2
2
Unadkat to Pollard, 2 runs, low full toss on off, drilled fiercely straight down the ground. Russell dives to his right from long-off and flicks the ball to long-on with one hand. Russell is a phenomenal athlete
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beating KKR home an away

2

No. of teams including Mumbai that have won both league games against Kolkata Knight Riders in the last three IPL seasons. RCB beat them in both games last year.

One of the three

29

Fifty-plus scores by Rohit sharma in the IPL - equals the most by any batsman. David Warner and Gautam Gambhir have also made 29 such scores.

productive pair

3

Number of fifty stands between Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu in just four innings in this IPL.

Mumbai's opening woes

40

Runs in seven innings added by Mumbai Indians' opening stand other than their one fifty stand, which came against KKR in the away game.

tough, but doable

5-13

Mumbai Indians' win-loss record chasing targets of 175 or more. Two of their five successful chases have come against Knight Riders.

cost: 51 runs

8

Runs Gambhir had scored when Mitchell McCleneghan dropped him off his own bowling. McCleneghan got his wicket after Gambhir made 51 more runs.

Best and the worst

3

Wickets lost by Kolkata Knight Riders in Powerplays in this IPL - the least by any team. Mumbai have lost 12, the most

Bogey team?

5-12

Kolkata Knight Riders' win-loss record against Mumbai Indians - their win-loss ratio of 0.416 against Mumbai is their worst against any team from 3 or more matches.