Once again the power of mumbai indians batting middle order showed thier strength in the depth overs with stellar performances from “HARD HITTING” Hardik pandiya and the westindian allrounder kieron pollard which led the hosts to a fighting total and secure comfortable victory over the visitors.
After having a slow start in the powerplay with their opening batsmen failing to score runs the mumbai indians where in a deep trouble with just 40 for 2 after 6 overs then krunal pandya came out to bat and socred an exceptional knock of 42 runs and got out in the 17 overs 4th ball. Thats when the unexpected happened the duo of pollard and hardik pandya trashed csk’s bowling attack in the end by smashing maximums allround the park in a sequential manner. They scored 29 runs in the last over of their innings bowled by dwayne bravo which shifted the momentum of the match with hardik being the real hero who scored 25 runs of just 8 balls.Hardiks knock included 3 humangous sixes and a spectacular boundary which came in the extra cover region in the last over which took the mumbai indians to a fighting total of 170/5.
Hardik took his performance to the allround level by contributing with the ball as well by taking 3 crucial wickets one of them was off MSD this wicket can also be considered as the turning point of the match as csk failed to impress with the bat from the start itself with batsmen like watson,raydu and raina failing to contribute in the run chase.kedar jadhav remained the top scorer from the bat for csk by scoring 57 runs .final score of csk after 20 overs of cricket was 133/8.Hardik was also handed the man of the match award for his all round performance from both the departments bat and ball.
The hosts secured a comforatable victory over the super kings by 37 runs and maintained their lead in head to head match winning score against csk intact.