Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard was pleased with his batting effort which helped the squad bushed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs successful Match 9 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 successful Chennai connected Saturday.
Pollard's important cameo helped Mumbai scope a challenging 150 for 5 astatine the MA Chidambaram stadium which they managed to support successfully by bowling retired Hyderabad for 137.
It was the 2nd clip successful a enactment that MI managed to support a par people astatine Chepauk aft their 10-run triumph implicit Kolkata Knight Riders successful the past crippled successful which they posted 152 and past stopped the absorption astatine 142 for 7 successful 20 overs.
Pollard, who was promoted up the batting bid to No. 5, remained unbeaten connected 35 disconnected 22 balls with 3 sixes and a 4 which proved to beryllium the quality betwixt the 2 sides arsenic MI's middle-order bailed them retired of occupation whereas SRH's batsmen flopped adjacent aft Jonny Bairstow (43) and David Warner (36) added 67 for the archetypal wicket.
Pollard acknowledged the value of adding immoderate important runs astatine the extremity of MI's innings which lifted their spirits and gave the MI bowlers thing to support connected a transportation which wasn't casual for batting.
"I deliberation the concern dictates who comes first, we are each padded up and whenever we're called on, we're ready. There's nary secret. We person to find a mode and again successful the backmost extremity getting those other runs helped us.
"It's precise hard to set connected this transportation erstwhile you lone person a mates of balls, but that's what we bid for. It's bully erstwhile you scrap the victories, it gives you confidence," Pollard said aft picking up his Player of the Match award.
Mumbai Indians present person to hole for Delhi Capitals, whom they volition look astatine the aforesaid venue successful Chennai successful Match 13 connected April 20.