Enter Blog Content here.Kieron Pollard struck a brilliant 83 from merely 31 balls as Mumbai came from nowhere to stun Punjab in a chase of 198. Pollard was also stand-in captain and led from the front to power Mumbai home at the Wankhede.
Earlier, KL Rahul's fine hundred and a 36-ball 63 from Chris Gayle took Punjab to an impressive 197 for 4. After the dismissal of Chris Gayle, Punjab lost few wickets in a heap even as Rahul was constant at one end. This probably hurt them in the end.
For Mumbai, while Pollard stood out, the calm head of Alzarri Joseph with the bat, after Pollard was dismissed also proved to be crucial. Jospeh hit an unbeaten 15 from 13 balls to guide Mumbai home
Speaking about his brilliant Innings, man of the match Pollard said, “I would like to thank God. Need to thank him for giving strength to me for doing the things that I do. Also love to thank my wife, it’s her birthday today and I want to dedicate this to her.”
“We finished on the right end of the result and thanks to God for that too. Obviously, Rohit is the captain of the team and it was only a precautionary measure for the team. He should be back in the next game. I would gladly give it back to him and field at the boundary, while also thinking of what to contribute to the team,” he added.
--By A Cricket Correspondent