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Cricket Highlights, 01 May: IPL 2021 (Match 27)

The 27th match of the IPL 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings took place yesterday. Let’s have a look at the article to know about the exciting moments of the game.

IPL 2021 Match 27 (Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings)

In the stormy batting of Kieron Pollard, Mumbai Indians chased down a huge target of 219 runs against Chennai Super Kings and won by 4 wickets. Chennai scored 218 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, the defending champions reached the target losing 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

After losing the toss and batting first, Chennai could not start well. The opening pair was broken when the team’s score was 4 runs. However, Faf du Plessis’ 108-run stand with Moeen Ali in the second wicket gave the team a big lead. However, after that, they lost these two set batsmen and Suresh Raina within a difference of 4 runs. However, Ambati Rayudu’s unbroken 102-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja for the fifth wicket helped Chennai to set the huge target. Rayudu raised a storm with the bat on this day. With 4 fours and 7 sixes, he played a devastating inning of 72 off just 27 balls. 58 runs from 36 balls came from Moeen’s bat. Protea star Du Plessis played an innings of 50 off 28 balls. Kieron Pollard took 2 wickets conceding only 12 runs in 2 overs.

Mumbai made a great start coming down to chase the target. Captain Rohit Sharma’s opening partnership with Quinton de Kock added 72 runs on the team’s scoreboard. After that, the team lost these two set batsmen Suryakumar Yadav within a difference of 10 runs. After that, the team started dreaming of winning with Pollard’s 89-run partnership with Krunal Pandya. Pollard left the field after confirming the victory, even though Krunal got out later. After playing 87 run-innings for the team, Pollard remained unbeaten and was the best performer with the bat for Mumbai on the night. The Caribbean hit 6 fours and 8 sixes playing just 34 balls. Krunal made 32 runs from 23 balls. De Kock scored 38 and Rohit scored 35 runs. In the end, Hardik Pandya played a small cameo of 16 runs off 7 balls. Sam Curran took 3 wickets giving away 34 runs for Chennai.

Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the points table with 10 points from 5 wins at the end of 7 matches. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are in fourth place on the points table with 8 points in 7 matches.

Scoreboard

Chennai Super Kings – 218/4 (20.0)

Mumbai Indians – 219/6 (20.0)

Result – Mumbai Indians won by 4 wickets

Player of the Match – Kieron Pollard

 

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