Mumbai Indians locked horns with Rajasthan Royals in the 24th match of IPL 2021 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. MI captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Rajasthan Royals posted 171/4 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. RR franchise found support in the form of four players who scored runs when it mattered the most.
The four players are none other than Jos Butter (41), Yashasvi Jaiswal (32), Sanju Samson (42), Shivam Dube (35). They combined together to help RR post a challenging total.
RR captain Sanju Samson top-scored with 42 with the help of 5 boundaries. Rahul Chahar was the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai Indians as he took 2 wickets.
In reply, Mumbai Indians comfortably chased down the target in 18.3 overs. Quinton de Kock top-scored with an unbeaten 70 off 50 balls including 6 fours and 2 sixes.
MI wicket-keeper batsman maintained a strike rate of 140. Apart from him Krunal Pandya looked good for his 39 off 26 balls including 2 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 150.
Pollard waves the ball to reach the boundary rope
There is nothing short of entertainment especially when Kieron Pollard is at the crease. During the third ball of the 18th over, Pollard grabbed the headlines for his hilarious reactions. When RR pacer Chris Morris delivered a short-pitched delivery to Pollard, the latter ducked early and the ball went on to hit his helmet.
The ball trickled away towards the fine leg region and raced towards the boundary rope. Meanwhile, Pollard gave a hilarious reaction just by waving the ball to reach the fence. The video has spread like wildfire on social media platforms.
Watch the video below:
Fan reaction 1
Fan reaction 2
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Fan reaction 4