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Chennai Super Kings 218/4 (20 ov)
Mumbai Indians 219/6 (20 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 4 wickets
Player of the match: Kieron Pollard
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Mumbai Indians won by 4 wickets

Well well, what a heist that was from Kieron Pollard and the Mumbai Indians! As a matter of fact, it was the second-highest run chase in the history of the IPL! The Mumbai Indians will take massive confidence from a win like this. It might just be the impetus they were looking for to get going in the tournament. Yes, their bowling was taken apart. But being the champions they are, they are bound to bounce back sooner rather than later. Same goes for the Chennai Super Kings as well. Firstly they did extremely well to get to 218. Let's not forget that Ambati Rayudu too was simply sensational with the bat as he scored an unbeaten 27-ball 72. But CSK failed to capitalize on a couple of key moments with the ball in hand and that cost them the game. It's impossible not to mention Faf dropping Pollard in the 18th over as well because had that been taken, we might well have had a completely different result. It wasn't to be for the Chennai Super Kings tonight, but they still sit pretty at the top of the table. The Mumbai Indians, meanwhile, also stay at 4th place. 
Kieron Pollard (Man of the Match): First of all I want to thank God. Obviously it's a small ground and Moeen had just got out so we thought it was a good time for me to bowl. I think for me it was getting in and then trying to take it from there. They had four overs of spin to bowl on a small ground and I was looking to go after them. You know that if you stay in you and strike a couple of sixes you can win the game. (On his off-side play) You have to try and maximize that part of the field. Again we have done this time and time again in practice, it's all about keeping calm and getting the job done. The bowlers didn't do well for us tonight but it's understandable. Hopefully this win gives us the momentum to do well in the future. 
Rohit Sharma (Captain, MI): Probably one of the best T20 games I've ever been a part of. I've never seen batting like that. Very happy with the effort from the boys. It was tough for the bowlers but we just wanted to stay positive after the first 20 overs. Then we got off to a decent start and we went from there. We just had a brief chat during the interval and talked about backing ourselves and expressing ourselves. We wanted to take the game deep. We had a brilliant partnership at the start and then Krunal and Polly got us over the line. When you're chasing a high score you want your power hitters to face as many deliveries as possible. It suits our style of play. Yes the bowlers will be under pressure but that's where you back them to get the job done. There will be games where the bowlers will go for runs but it's all about backing your core group of bowlers to get the job done. 
Hardik Pandya (MI): When he (Pollard) does something like this, you are genuinely speechless. The amazing thing is he's done it over and over again. I would have obviously loved to finish the game. For me it's important that we've arrived at the right time of the tournament and I believe playing like this will do wonders for us. Very proud of Pollard. 
MS Dhoni (Captain, CSK): I think it was a brilliant wicket. I think the difference between the two sides was the execution. Without being too tough on the bowlers, catches do help and I felt that we dropped catches at a crucial juncture. As I said, we were very off target with out execution and that's a learning especially on wickets like these and against batsmen like these. Even if you don't get hit for 1 or 2 sixes, it makes a difference in the end. You will win and lose games at the end of the day and it's always a learning. Irrespective of where we are in the points table we take it one game at a time. The points table has always been our waypoint. 
What a game that was! Whew, lets a take a moment to breathe and to also appreciate what Kieron Pollard has achieved here! An unbeaten 87 off just 34 deliveries! He's won the game for his side almost single handedly! It was absolute carnage as we got towards the back end of that innings as Kieron Pollard struck boundaries at will! It came down to the very last delivery and it was the Mumbai Indians who came out on top once the dust settled! 

Mumbai would have been quite disappointed at the halfway stage having conceded 218 after winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali and Faf du Plessis starred for CSK with the bat as they got to a total that was probably considered 20-30 runs above par. 

The Mumbai Indians got off to a steady start with the bat as the openers shared a 71-run stand before Rohit's patchy innings was put to an end by Shardul Thakur. Suryakumar Yadav failed to make an impact as Jadeja managed to send him back into the shed for just 3. A well set Quinton de Kock fell soon after and it was looking as though CSK had taken a firm grip of the game. 

Kieron Pollard, however, had other ideas. He took a few deliveries to get going before completely unleashing himself on CSK's bowling attack. The bowlers were shown no mercy as Pollard plundered them to all parts of the ground and often, beyond the boundary. Krunal Pandya too struck a couple of important boundaries before being dismissed by an excellent yorker from Sam Curran. 

That could have well been the turning point of the game as Curran conceded just 2 runs and picked up a wicket in the 17th over. Then came another massive moment in the game. Of all people to drop catches, Faf du Plessis put down a fairly straightforward chance at long-on and Kieron Pollard got a lucky reprieve. Unfortunately for CSK, that was their last opportunity to get back in the game and they failed to seize it. 

Sam Curran bowled a decent 19th over as he picked up 2 more wickets and it came down to 16 needed off the final over with Pollard on strike. The pressure, however, got to Lungi Ngidi as he struggled to control the ball and Pollard capitalized by striking two fours and a six
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cricket ball icon Lungi Ngidi
19.6 Lungi Ngidi to Kieron Pollard, HE'S DONE IT! COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH KIERON POLLARD! WHAT. A. GAME! Nails the yorker on off and he jams it out towards wide long on; the ball takes a while to reach the fielder running in and his pick up and throw at the bowler's end is futile and the Mumbai Indians are home! Jailbreak at it's best! MUMBAI INDIANS WIN BY 4 WICKETS!
He's got that away! Pollard is doing it for Mumbai! 2 runs needed from 1 now, 1 needed for a super over!
19.5 Lungi Ngidi to Kieron Pollard, SIX! FLAT! OVER! ONTO THE LAST ONE! Another full toss and Pollard dispatches it over backward square leg! THIS IS INSANITY!
19.4 Lungi Ngidi to Kieron Pollard, JUST SHORT! Full toss on off and Pollard pulls it flat over mid-wicket where Shardul runs in from the deep and just about fails to pouch it but he does stop the boundary; A DOT BALL AS POLLARD RETAINS STRIKE!
Oh dear! The pressure's got to Ngidi! 8 needed off 3 now
19.3 Lungi Ngidi to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! ANOTHER BOUNDARY! High full toss on leg-stump and Pollard helps himself to a pull around the corner that goes fine and through to the ropes
That'll do! Brilliant from Pollard! 12 needed off 4 now
19.2 Lungi Ngidi to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! TRAVESTY FOR NGIDI! Nails the perfect yorker at the boots but Pollard jams it between his leg and the ball runs away through the vacant fine leg region! Jeez this is getting close!
16 needed off 5 now!
19.1 Lungi Ngidi to Kieron Pollard, into the blockhole on off, gets his bat down and jams it towards deep mid-wicket. POLLARD FARMS THE STRIKE!
It's Sam Curran that does the trick again! He's kept CSK in this game! Yes, he's conceded 15 but he's also picked up two wickets. This game is going down to the wire! Pollard will be on strike for the final over with 16 needed to win

Dhawal Kulkarni, right-handed batsman, takes his place at the non-striker's end
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cricket ball icon Sam Curran
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