Mumbai Indians struck twice in consecutive overs after an explosive phase of play against the Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing clash in Delhi. After Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Moeen Ali for 58, Kieron Pollard removed Faf Du Plessis two balls after reaching his fifty. The Super Kings slid to 116-3 from 112-1 after losing the toss and batting first.
Faf Du Plessis’ dismissal occurred in the 12th over of the innings as Rohit Sharma turned to Kieron Pollard since James Neesham conceded 26 off his two. Pollard’s introduction reaped the rewards as Du Plessis could not connect his signature ramp shot and with Bumrah inside the circle at fine leg, he snaffled it. While it was not a clean take, the right-arm seamer held on to it to give the defending champions a massive breakthrough.
Faf Du Plessis and Moeen Ali played incredibly well, threading a 108-run stand-off 61 deliveries. Du Plessis reached his half-century off 27 balls, laced with two fours and four sixes. Earlier, Mumbai Indians elected to field first and made two changes, drafting James Neesham for Nathan Coulter-Nile and Dhawal Kulkarni for Jayant Yadav. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings went ahead with an unchanged side.
Below is the clip of Kieron Pollard taking Faf Du Plessis’ wicket: