IPL 2021, MI defend 150-run total against SRH: Records broken
Mumbai Indians came out alive in another low-scoring game as they defended their 150-run total in match number nine of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. MI managed 150/5 in 20 overs as Kieron Pollard (35*) got some crucial runs at the death. In reply, SRH were going strong before MI hit back. After stunning KKR, the champions defended another low score.
Mumbai started well as openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma went the aggressive route. They added a fifty-plus stand before Rohit departed. SRH hit back and kept things under the mat. MI stuttered in the end before Kieron Pollard hit 17 runs in the final over. SRH started on a strong note but lost their way in the middle.
Rohit Sharma (32) became the fourth batsman in the IPL to get past the 5,300-run mark (5,324). Rohit, who doesn't have a strong record against SRH, got past 250 runs against them. Quinton de Kock (40) has gone past 2,000 runs in the IPL (2,001). He has become the 39th batsman in IPL history to do so. He has 1,074 runs for MI.
Kieron Pollard hit a 21-ball 35*. The big-hitting West Indian hit one four and three sixes. Pollard now has gone past 200 sixes in the IPL (201). He became the sixth batsman to achieve this mark. Pollard also equaled the tally of Virat Kohli in terms of sixes (201). The champion cricketer has raced to 199 fours.
Rahul Chahar, who was inspirational against KKR after taking four wickets, was on song again. The right-arm spinner ended with figures of 3/19 to turn things around. He has raced to 36 IPL scalps at 24.66. He is the joint-highest wicket-taker this season (7). Bumrah (1/14) has raced to 112 wickets in the IPL. Meanwhile, Trent Boult (3/28) has 68 wickets.