It was Kieron Pollard day at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for match number 24 of the IPL 2019. After winning the toss, Mumbai Indians invited the Kings XI Punjab to bat first. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle gave a dream start to the team as they contributed 116 runs for the first wicket. While KL Rahul remained unbeaten bringing up his maiden IPL century, Chris Gayle got out after scoring a half-century. Titbits from others helped the team reach a total of 197 runs. IPL 2019 Points Table Updated: Mumbai Indians Climbs on Number Three of the Indian Premier League 12 Team Standings Following Win Over KXIP,
In reply, the Mumbai Indians lost early wickets Quinton de Kock and debutant Siddhesh Lad on the score of 25 and 15 respectively. Next to go was Suryakumar Yadav after making 21 runs on the board. Stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard came in at a juncture when the situation seemed to have slipped out of the team’s hand. When Pollard came to the field when the team required 140 runs from 70 balls. Pollard slammed 83 runs from 31 balls. By the end of the 18th over, Mumbai Indians needed 32 balls from 12 balls. The Mumbai Indians scored 32 runs in a couple of overs and won the game by three wickets. MI beat KXIP by 3 wickets.
With this, there were a plethora of records being broken in the match
# KL Rahul scored his maiden IPL hundred.
# Kieron Pollard slammed his 14th IPL fifty.
# KL Rahul scored his third IPL 2019 fifty.
After the match, Kieron Pollard said, “I went up the order, I enjoy batting at Wankhede, I thought if we could get some sixes off Ashwin in the middle we'd be in the game. I love the ball sailing into the stands. Obviously, Rohit is captain of the team, we have a day game coming up, happy to hand over the captaincy to him.” The Mumbai Indians will play the next match against Rajasthan Royals on April 13 in Mumbai.