It was not the acquainted Pollard blitz of the demise overs. The sluggish nature of the Chepauk pitch pressured him to curb his big-hitting tendencies and there was a slice of fortune for him too. Vijay Shankar dropped Pollard off Khaleel Ahmed when the Trinidadian was on 18, and Pollard made Hyderabad pay for that error.
After 19.4 overs, Mumbai rating learn 138 for five however Pollard hammered Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 2 sixes off the fifth and sixth ball of the twentieth over to take his staff to 150. Pollard remained not out on 35 off 22 balls. In the top calculations that knock made a enormous distinction.
Pollard additionally bowled two parsimonious overs for simply 10 overs that eased strain on Mumbai’s predominant bowlers within the center overs, additionally serving to MI to compensate for the expensiveness of Adam Milne and Krunal Pandya.
But Pollard stated his job is to help the frontline bowlers. “When it’s coming out nicely you want to bowl another over, but what the team needs at the moment is you… but we need the main bowlers. Just happy to do my job there,” Pollard instructed the host broadcaster.
Pollard was glad that MI managed to scrap their solution to one other win. “We have to find a way and again in the backend getting those extra runs helped us. it’s very difficult to adjust on this pitch when you only have a couple of balls, but that’s what we train for. It’s good when you scrap the victories, it gives you confidence.”
On his floating batting order, Pollard stated: “I think the situation dictates who comes first, we are all padded up and whenever we’re called on, we’re ready. There’s no secret.”
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