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24th Match (N), Mumbai, Apr 10 2019, Indian Premier League
Mum Indians won by 3 wickets
player of the match
Kieron Pollard
Mumbai Indians
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• The Report by Sruthi Ravindranath

Kieron Pollard's 83 off 31 seals unlikely Mumbai Indians win

The innings eclipsed KL Rahul's century for Kings XI Punjab, and single-handedly dragged the hosts to victory when they needed 133 off their last 10 overs

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Ankur Dhawan
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab197/4(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians198/7(20 overs)
end of over 2015 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 198/7CRR: 9.90 
Alzarri Joseph15 (13)
Rahul Chahar1 (1)
Ankit Rajpoot4-0-52-1
Sam Curran4-0-54-1

That's all from us tonight. See you tomorrow

Pollard: I went up the order, I enjoy batting at Wankhede, I thought if we could get some sixes off Ashwin in the middle we'd be in the game. I love the ball sailing into the stands. Obviously, Rohit is captain of the team, we have a day game coming up, happy to hand over the captaincy to him

12.18am First game as captain in this league and Pollard produced one of his finest IPL knocks, his highest IPL score, to bring Mumbai within touching distance of a win; a win that looked very unlikely when he had come out to bat, and in the end, Alzarri Joseph, the hero on debut last match held his nerve to take them home. These two teams have made a habit of producing thrillers at this venue but one's got to feel for KL Rahul, who scored his maiden IPL hundred but finished on the wrong side of another cliffhanger between these two teams here in Mumbai

Hardik: Hats off to the legend. One guy who could do this was Kieron Pollard. To be honest, from the situation where we came back from four runs four balls, I thought we had the game

Ashwin: We were a little up and down with out catching. It was a par score, with the dew falling, Shami was excellent but we couldn't get through. Sam was obviously under the pump, it's his first experience in the IPL in such a situation, he'll definitely get richer with the experience. I thought we could have been steelier with resolve, this is a very challenging ground, we are looking forward to getting back home.

19.6
2
Rajpoot to Joseph, 2 runs

full toss on middle pushed down the ground, past the bowler, and the long-on can't get around it in time to stop them from turning for the second. Mumbai have stolen this after looking like absolute certainties to take it midway through the over and briefly losing it with Pollard's dismissal against the run of play

19.5
1
Rajpoot to Chahar, 1 run

full toss on middle, swung away to deep midwicket but only a single

19.4
1
Rajpoot to Joseph, 1 run

yorker on off, squeezed away to long-on and they all they get is one

19.3
Rajpoot to Joseph, no run

full toss on middle, the only thing in its favour is that it is fast and straight and Joseph can only pat it back to the bowler

19.2
W
Rajpoot to Pollard, OUT

short ball outside off and do we have a twists here? Ankit Rajpoot, who looked to have lost the match for his team for all money has had Pollard miscue the pull shot straight to deep midwicket. It was a good short ball, well outside off which meant Pollard had to drag it around and couldn't time or place it well enough

Kieron Pollard c Miller b Rajpoot 83 (81m 31b 3x4 10x6) SR: 267.74
19.1
4
Rajpoot to Pollard, FOUR runs

full toss and now the match is in Mumbai's pocket. flicked away down to fine leg, it was an absolute freebie

19.1
7nb
Rajpoot to Pollard, (no ball) SIX runs

full toss on the pads and that's into the stand over deep squareleg, and what's more Ankit Rajpoot, who had been off the field since completing his previous spell has overstepped and it's a free hit

end of over 1917 runs
MI: 183/6CRR: 9.63 RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 from 6b
Alzarri Joseph12 (10)
Kieron Pollard73 (28)
Sam Curran4-0-54-1
Mohammed Shami4-0-21-3

Pradip Dalvi: "This is WEST Indian premier league!!"

npk: "The Caribbean Carnival continues! First Russel, then Narine and now Pollard."

Ali Imran: "Just went to ran an errand, did not see this coming"

18.6
Sam Curran to Joseph, no run

yorker outside off, squeezed away towards point

18.5
1
Sam Curran to Pollard, 1 run

yorker outside off, finally finds the the spot and squeezed away to deep cover, this time Pollard takes one

Forecaster has jumped from 13% to 45% after that six

18.4
6
Sam Curran to Pollard, SIX runs

length on middle again and Pollard is not going to miss out on these. Just a flick of the wrists carries it all the way, deep into the upper tier of the stand at long-on

18.3
6
Sam Curran to Pollard, SIX runs

length outside off, poor delivery, a gift for Pollard given the mood he is in and accepts it gleefully! He has swatted this flat and hard over long-off

18.2
Sam Curran to Pollard, no run

full outside off, Pollard hammers it to deep extra cover again, doesn't time it as well and straight to the man, refuses the single

18.1
4
Sam Curran to Pollard, FOUR runs

full outside off, tries to keep it away from Pollard but he's found the middle of the bat through the covers and the boundary

end of over 188 runs
MI: 166/6CRR: 9.22 RRR: 16.00 • Need 32 from 12b
Alzarri Joseph12 (9)
Kieron Pollard56 (23)
Mohammed Shami4-0-21-3
Sam Curran3-0-37-1
17.6
Shami to Joseph, no run

full toss on middle, pushed to deep cover but Pollard refuses the single to have strike for the next over

17.5
2
Shami to Joseph, 2 runs

length on middle, slower ball, not picked and swung away to the leg side, not timed perfectly but the lack of power as it trickles away to long-on allows two

17.4
4
Shami to Joseph, FOUR runs

full outside off and Joseph pierces the off side field with a swat, gets it just wide of mid-off and once it beat him it was always four

17.3
Shami to Joseph, no run

short ball, well directed, fast and accurate, Joseph swings and misses

physio has come out for Shami . We also have a ball change

17.2
1
Shami to Pollard, 1 run

length outside off and swatted past the bowler, taking Shami's hand on the way, well stopped at long-off to keep it to one

17.1
1
Shami to Joseph, 1 run

length and angled in, cramps him, strikes him on the thigh pad and it trickles away to the off side for a leg bye

end of over 1714 runs
MI: 158/6CRR: 9.29 RRR: 13.33 • Need 40 from 18b
Kieron Pollard55 (22)
Alzarri Joseph5 (4)
Sam Curran3-0-37-1
Mohammed Shami3-0-13-3
16.6
6
Sam Curran to Pollard, SIX runs

full toss and was it a no-ball? No, not high enough but it certainly went high enough and importantly far enough, swung away deep into the stands over deep squareleg to bring up his fifty and keep his team very much in the hunt

Best performances - batters
KL Rahul portrait
KL Rahul
100 runs (64)
6 fours
6 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
22 runs
1 four
1 six
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Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard
83 runs (31)
3 fours
10 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Mohammed Shami portrait
Mohammed Shami
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Hardik Pandya portrait
HH Pandya
O
4
M
0
R
57
W
2
ECO
14.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossMumbai Indians, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days10 April 2019 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Sundaram Ravi
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Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpire
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Nandan
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Match Referee
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Manu Nayyar
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kings XI Punjab 0