The stand-in skipper of Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard, has said his side ought to have won the game against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. The exciting game ended up insanely as KXIP eventually proved to be the best in the second super over.
After playing their respective 20 overs, both the teams ended up scoring 176 runs. In the first super over, Jasprit Bumrah bowled splendidly to limit KXIP to 5. Mohammed Shami was equal to the job too as he too limited Mumbai Indians to 5. Both the teams had to proceed to the second super over to decide the match.
During the second super over, Chris Jordan from KXIP bowled to Mumbai Indians first. The Mumbai-based team scored 11 runs. When KXIP came to chase down the runs, they completed the target in four balls. Chris Gayle strikes the first delivery by Trent Boult for a six. Mayank Agarwal ended the game during the third and fourth ball, hitting fours.
Talking after the match, Kieron Pollard took nothing away from KL Rahul’s team. He furthermore lauded KL Rahul who scored 77. He additionally expressed that the Mumbai team was sure of defending the total against Kings XI Punjab.
“It shows that 1 run and 2 runs are very very crucial in T20 cricket. I am sure it was great for viewership. Kings got the better of us and deserved the two points. Around the 11-12 over, we knew we were a couple of overs behind. Getting 170-odd, that was a good total – above-par on a track that was a on the slower side.”
“With the dimensions, we thought we can defend that. KL again batted beautifully, going down to a Super Over, congratulations to them,” Kieron Pollard said.
Pollard lauded Mumbai Indians for the game they played
The West Indian further expressed that he actually trusted Mumbai should've dominated the match as he lauded the manner in which his side played the game. Furthermore, the allrounder gave an update on the Mumbai team Captain Rohit Sharma who couldn't come out for the interview.
“It’s a game of cricket, you go out there to do your best, you prepare, there’s a process and the situation dictates what happens. We were on the losing side tonight. We should have won this I believe deep down but these things happen.”
The Mumbai Indians star stated that they have been playing good cricket in IPL 2020. He added that on Sunday as well they played an awesome cricket game. There are two or three zones they have to develop to play even better in the ongoing IPL season. Currently, they have a four-day break, and Pollard thinks it is sufficient time to reflect. The Mumbai squad is confident in the dressing room. He stated that he was informed that Rohit was not feeling well. Pollard also told that they would see what happens. He asserts that Rohit is a fighter in every situation.