NEW DELHI (AP) — A thrilling onslaught by Kieron Pollard spearheaded Mumbai Indians chasing down 218 by Chennai Super Kings and winning their Indian Premier League showdown by four wickets on Saturday.
Pollard built on a strong start by captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, combined with the Pandya brothers, and scored the last 17 runs to get Mumbai to the astounding victory on the last ball.
Mumbai made 219-6 in reply to Chennai’s mighty 218-4, ending Chennai’s five-match winning streak. Chennai stayed on top of the table while Mumbai, the two-time defending champion, was fourth.
Pollard is one of the world’s best Twenty20 players but he had yet to fire in this IPL. He underlined his reputation by smashing a 17-ball fifty and 87 not out from 34 balls, smoking eight sixes and six boundaries.
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