"Unbelievable Power Hitting": Twitter Erupts After Kieron Pollard Smashes 34-Ball 87 Not Out In Record Chase
MI vs CSK, IPL 2021: Kieron Pollard blasted an unbeaten 87 off just 34 balls as Mumbai Indians pulled off their highest-ever run chase in the Indian Premier League.
- Kieron Pollard blasted an unbeaten 87 off just 34 balls vs CSK
- Mumbai Indians pulled off the their highest-ever run chase in the IPL
- Pollard smashed the fastest fifty of the season off just 17 balls
Kieron Pollard blasted an unbeaten 87 off just 34 balls as Mumbai Indians pulled off the their highest-ever run chase in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The defending champions snapped Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) five-match winning streak, beating them by four wickets in a high-scoring thriller. Pollard came in to bat at a tricky situation after MI had lost three wickets in succession while chasing a mammoth total. However, Pollard rose to the occasion and smashed the fastest fifty of the season off just 17 balls. Pollard's knock was studded with six fours and eight maximums as Mumbai Indians overhauled the CSK total on the last ball of the match. The high-scoring thriller completely enthralled fans and experts alike and took to twitter to express their emotions.
Former cricketers Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Aakash Chopra, Dale Steyn among others praised Pollard for his powerful knock as Mumbai Indians pulled off the second highest run chase in the IPL history.
Unbelievable power hitting.— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) May 1, 2021
Rayudu was brilliant for Chennai but when someone like Pollard gets going in that mood, even the opposition can only do this.
What incredible hitting by Polly Kaka.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 1, 2021
Ole karoon karoon maarla se. Bhigo bhigoke maara.#CSKvsMI pic.twitter.com/Z8sqioQN6T
A player in need is Pollard indeed One of the greatest IPL innings. #MIvCSK #IPL2021 #MI— Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash) May 1, 2021
That was incredible game of cricket.. Big man winning it in style @KieronPollard55 congratulations @mipaltan well done @RayuduAmbati super inn macha super spell @CurranSM— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 1, 2021
To be fair, both these teams are champion teams.— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 1, 2021
But that was cool to watch, Pollard take a bow bud!
What a game !! My man!!! @KieronPollard55 you beauty !!' great knock from @RayuduAmbati aswell !! #MIvCSK— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 1, 2021
For Pollard, it was a night when whatever he touched, it turned to gold. Apart from his explosive batting, Pollard also excelled with the ball in hand, emerging as MI's best bowler on the night both in terms of wickets as well as economy. He picked up two wickets off two balls as Mumbai Indians pulled things back albeit for a brief period before Ambati Rayudu's unbeaten fifty helped CSK to a mammoth total.
Rohit only gave him two overs and he returned with the figures of 2/12 in a game where their premier fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult both conceded in excess of 10 runs an over.