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The conflict between IPL’s two most profitable franchises who share eight titles between them resulted in a run-fest as the edges amassed a mixed rating of 437 runs, together with 30 sixes.
Eight of these sixes flew from Pollard’s bat as Mumbai’s middle-order lynchpin smashed an unbeaten 87 off simply 34 balls, his first fifty this season, to safe Mumbai’s final ball victory by 4 wickets.
“World class gamers on the CSK workforce,” Pollard mentioned of table-toppers Chennai, led by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
“We constructed this match as El Clasico of the IPL. When you might have worldwide guys with a lot expertise…guys who’ve completed it repeatedly, you need to have the ability to come out and carry out (towards them) in these form of matches.”
“For me, it is only a matter of doing what I can do — taking part in to my strengths and doing what the workforce requires at any given time,” the 33-year-old mentioned after his spectacular power-hitting earned him player-of-the-match award.
Since becoming a member of the franchise in 2010, Pollard has been a vital cog in Mumbai’s 5 triumphant IPL campaigns and the all-rounder mentioned familiarity with the franchise has helped.
“Over a time period, you are comfy in a franchise they usually imagine in you after so a few years. You simply wish to proceed to come back out and carry out.
“So for me, it is only a matter of popping out day in, time out attempting to evolve as a cricketer and attempting to do my finest.”