IPL 2019
WATCH – Pollard Becomes Humpty Dumpty On The Field
By CricShots - May 2, 2019 11:18 pm
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Currently, the Mumbai Indians (MI ) are hosting the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 51st game of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium. After winning the toss, the MI skipper, Rohit Sharma decided to bat first and Mumbai started off well by scoring 40+ runs in the powerplay itself.

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Kieron Pollard Humtied over the boundary ropes

During the toss, the SRH skipper revealed that they have a made a couple of changes in their squad as David Warner and Sandeep Sharma made way for Martin Guptill and Basil Thampi. On the other hand, the MI team didn’t consider making any changes to the squad despite losing their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

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Despite having a decent start Mumbai lost the plot as they lost Rohit in the final over of the powerplay. After his dismissal, Surya Kumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock started building a partnership as they scored 54 runs for the second wicket before Yadav getting out in the 12th over and from there on, MI’s run-rate came down as from 90/2 in 12 overs, there were reduced to 119/4 in 16 overs with Evin Lewis and Hardik Pandya back in the dug-out.

However, the late fireworks of Kieron Pollard and De Kock helped MI to reach the total of 162/5 in 20 overs. In the final over of Khaleel Ahmed, Pollard lost his wicket owing to a brilliant catch by the young Abhishek Sharma.

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During the chase, the SRH openers, Guptill and Wriddhiman Saha started off well as they scored as many as 40 runs for the opening wicket in just 4 overs before the latter getting out in the 4th over. However, just a ball before the dismissal a funny incident took place as when Saha thwacked the ball toward leg side, Pollard thundered after it, trying to kick the ball back into play but succeeding only in pushing it into the boundary rope. Worse still, his running momentum carried him over the boundary and into the advertising boards and he tumbled over it. However, later on, it was revealed that he was fine.

Here is the video of the incident: