Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard has said his team should have won the match against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. The thrilling game of cricket ended in a crazy manner as KXIP eventually came out on top in the second super over contest.
Both the teams finished on 176 after playing their respective 20 overs. In the first super over, Jasprit Bumrah bowled brilliantly to restrict KXIP to 5. Mohammed Shami was equal to the task too as he too restricted Mumbai Indians to 5 before the second super over took place.
Batting first in the second super over, Mumbai Indians scored 11 runs against Chris Jordan. In reply, KXIP chased down the score in four balls. Chris Gayle hit the first ball bowled by Trent Boult for a six before Mayank Agarwal dispatched the third and fourth deliveries for fours to end the game.
Speaking at the end of the match, Kieron Pollard took nothing away from KXIP and also praised KL Rahul who scored 77. He also stated that Mumbai were confident of defending the total.
“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.
The West Indian further stated that he still believed Mumbai should’ve won the game as he praised the way his team played. The allrounder also gave an update on skipper Rohit Sharma who could not 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.
“We have been playing good cricket, even today we played a very good cricket game. it’s a matter of trying to to improve each and every time. There are a couple of areas we need to improve on. We have a four-day break, enough time to reflect. The guys are confident in the dressing room. I was told that he’s (Rohit) not feeling well. We’ll see what happens. He’s a fighter,” concluded the Mumbai Indians star.
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