Kieron Pollard became emotional after taking an acrobatic catch against Chennai Super Kings last night. Pollard took the flier in the 5th over of Mumbai Indians to dismiss Suresh Raina for 16 runs. Jason Behrendorff bowled short ball to Raina and he tried playing a shot at deep cover but unfortunately he mistimed it and Pollard made no mistake in taking a one hander catch.
Pollard was later awarded the VIVO perfect catch of the match award for his wonderful catch with amazing athleticism. This is not the first time Kieron Pollard pulled off something like this, last year too against Delhi Daredevils to end Rishabh Pant’s fantastic innings of 47 runs.
Watch Kieron Pollard crying after taking an amazing catch:
Earlier, Mumbai Indians’ top-order was demolished by Chennai’s bowling order after Quinton de Kock was dismissed by Deepak Chahar. Rohit Sharma too couldn’t score big as he was sent back to pavilion by Ravindra Jadeja.
Suryakumar Yadav looked good as he scored an amazing half-century before he was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo for 59 off 43. Krunal Pandya was also looking good as he scored 42 off 32 before he was dismissed by Mohit Sharma.
Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard finished it for Mumbai as Pandya scored 25 off just 8 balls, while Pollard hit 17 off 7. Pandya’s 25 run knock included 3 sixes and 1 four, while Pollard hit two sixes. Mumbai finished their innings at 170-5 in 20 overs.
In the second innings, Chennai Super Kings were 3 wickets down before the first power-play was over. Jason Behrendorff bowled beautifully taking two wickets in his debut match, while Lasith Malinga took three to his name. Hardik Pandya also took three wickets and was awarded the man of the match award.
Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings to win their 100th IPL match and thus became the only team to do so, the second best team is Chennai Super Kings as they have 93 wins under their name. Mumbai beat CSK by 37 runs despite Kedar Jadhav making 58 off 54.