Samuel Badree’s hattrick, the first of this year’s tournament,went in vain as riding on Kieron Pollard’s 70, Mumbai Indians stunned Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets to register their third successive win in 2017 Indian Premier League.
The big windie lad Kieron Pollard played an magnificent knock and pull off a massive win for Mumbai Indians against RCB.
Rohit Sharma: I think it was a great effort with the bat. We always had that belief, when you find yourselves in such a situation, we have had guys who can pull you up and change the momentum. Great batting from Polly and Krunal. It was important to get that partnership after losing a few wickets. Such a heavy batting line-up. We did our plans really well. The first six overs were brilliant followed by the middle overs. We bowled to their weaknesses. All the bowlers came together and complemented each other. When you have guys executing the plans, it becomes easier. We hope to continue the momentum into the next few games as well
Kieron Pollard awarded the Man of the Match
Kieron Pollard: First of all I would want to thank my wife. She has been keeping me sane for the last couple of months. These are situations where champions are made. These are situations where you want to be on the top. I backed my ability and hoped to take it as deep as I could. He(Krunal) came in and showed maturity. Last year he came in and did the same. These Pandyas have been doing really well. It is a matter of watching what bowlers they have. I knew Mills is their best bowler. So, we decided to keep ticking the run rate over and not play dot balls. That was the plan and am glad it came through. This is the best start for us in a couple of years. These are the situations where you dig in deep. This is T20. We have the momentum with us and would want to carry on.