Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya showed no mercy on Kings XI Punjab and took their team Mumbai Indians to a winning total.
They were able to score 67 runs in just 25 balls. Mumbai Indians by the end of the 14th over in the match against Kings XI Punjab reached 87 for three.
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The match started with KL Rahul winning the toss and deciding to bowl first. From Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock came out to open the match.
Hardik Pandya faced Jimmy Neesham in the 18th over and scored a sixer and two boundaries. Mumbai Indians reached 25 runs mark in the final over.
Pandya scored 30 runs off 11 balls in the match. Kieron Pollard ended the innings by scoring 47 runs off 20 balls.
Pollard also collected 25 in the final over and hit three sixes consecutively in the match.
Rohit Sharma also joined the list of top run scorers today by reaching the 5000 runs mark.
However, after his dismissal for a 45 ball 70, the partnership of the above two players helped Mumbai Indians amass a winning total.
Before Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina had set the record for crossing the 5000 runs mark.
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The start of the match was not that lucky for the mighty Mumbai Indians. Sheldon Cottrell outperformed Quinton de Kock.
The turning point of the match was Rohit Sharma’s amazing performance tonight.
This year IPL 2020 started after a lot of delay. It was supposed to start in April but due to the COVID 19 situation it got delayed.
It is being held in UAE as it is the safest country as of now to conduct IPL match.