Mumbai Indians confronted an exhilarating double Tremendous-Over loss to Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 conflict on Sunday.
After the scores had been levelled on the finish of the regulation two innings of 20 overs every, the competition slipped into the Tremendous Over. Nonetheless, this decider, too, led to a tie, and it took one other Tremendous Over decider the winner. The second time round, ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle successfully sealed the win with the first-ball six.
Mumbai Indians’ Kieron Pollard, who performed a formidable 12-ball 34-run knock within the first innings, after which scored an unbeaten eight within the second Tremendous Over, mentioned that even because the facet misplaced the sport, it performed a great sport of cricket.
“We performed a great sport of cricket. Batted nicely to get to 170-odd and produce it to the final over. They had been batting nicely and will’ve gone on to win the sport within the 18-19th over, however we performed a great sport,” Pollard mentioned within the post-match press convention.
MI are but to register a win in Dubai within the match to date. Pollard, nevertheless, stays unfazed.
“It is cricket, the identical 22 yards. We misplaced the 2 video games in Tremendous Over. It is only a matter of pin-pointing the erros and enhance as a workforce. As soon as we try this, we come again stronger as a unit. Let’s not take away the truth that we have been taking part in some very excellent cricket,” mentioned Pollard.
Jasprit Bumrah bowled impressively within the first Tremendous Over of the sport, proscribing the KXIP to 5 runs whereas cleansing Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul‘s stumps. Pollard mentioned that Bumrah has taken over the mantle from the facet’s veteran quick bowler Lasith Malinga.
“He is a world class cricketer. He has been primary in a few codecs for lengthy time frame. He is gone leaps and bounds for us at Mumbai Indians. We’ve the consolation in him. Couple of years in the past, we had a match Lasith Malinga and now he has taken over the mantle now,” mentioned the Windies all-rounder.
Pollard hopes for a greater response from the facet after the setback.
“Each time we step on area is to enhance and do higher. We’ll look again, analyse the sport, the administration workforce will sit again, give you a greater plan and get the 2 factors. I do know you guys are accustomed to us successful video games, so we’ll attempt to go forward and execute our plans,” mentioned Pollard.