Kieron Pollard’s remarkable 47-ball 70 gave Mumbai Indians four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Banglaore in the 12th match of the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Cricingif looks at the moments that defined the contest.
One of the most destructive batsmen of the shorter-format cricket, Chris Gayle, needed 25 runs to become the first batsman to register 10,000 T20 runs. The left-handed batsman, however, handed a catch to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel off Hardik Pandya in the 10th over on 22.
Despite being benched for the first three games due to a shoulder injury, Virat Kohli carried his form of the previous season to this one as he struck 62 off 47 balls. He struck five 4s and two 6s, the last taking him past 50-run mark.
Mumbai Indian’s captain Rohit Sharma plucked a blinder at the edge of the ring at cover which removed the dangerous AB De Villiers. The South African international had a reprieve earlier when he was dropped by Jos Buttler at the leg-side fence.
Samuel Badree turned a meagre 143-run total into a giant in the third over when he picked up a hattrick to reduce Mumbai Indians to 3 for 7. He dismissed Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Rohit Sharma – who was dismissed for the third time in four matches by a leggie. Badree picked up another wicket and returned the figures of 4 for 9 in four overs.