Mumbai Indians Pip Chennai Super Kings As Pollard Smashes 87 Off 34
The defending champions Mumbai Indians registered their fourth win in the IPL 2021 as they beat Chennai Super Kings in a high voltage thriller by 4 wickets on May 1. After being asked to bat first, CSK successfully put a big total of 218 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. The credit for the big score goes to in-form CSK players Moeen Ali and Faf du Plessis, who stood for 108-run partnership, and to Ambati Rayudu's unbeaten 72 off just 27 deliveries. Eyeing the 219-run target, Mumbai Indians got up to a slow start and lost some quick wickets in the middle overs. However, all-rounder Kieron Pollard became the knight in shining armor who brought the game in MI's court. He scored 87 off 34 balls with eight sixes and six fours and clinched the game for his team on the last ball. Nonetheless, CSK still remains on the top of the points table, while the defending champions have leaped to the fourth.