IPL 2013 Highlights MI vs SRH | Mumbai vs Hyderabad 62nd Match
Mumbai Indians 184 for 3 (Pollard 66*, Tendulkar 38*) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 178 for 3 (Dhawan 59, White 43*) by seven wickets
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An unreal Kieron Pollard blitz transformed a daunting run chase into a cakewalk for Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede, as he tore the match from Sunrisers Hyderabad's grip in a seven-ball stretch that yielded 36. At the end of the assault, Mumbai dethroned Chennai Super Kings and rose to No.1.
Sixes rained down on a delirious Mumbai crowd, whom for much of the run chase may have anticipated the hosts' first loss at home this season. But with 62 needed from the last four overs, 29 was plundered in the 17th from Thisara Perera, in which he bowled three balls in Pollard's slot and was duly smashed over the straight boundary three times, after Rohit Sharma had already hit a six earlier in the over.
Pollard had had no answer to an intense Dale Steyn, who conceded only four runs in the 16th over, making a turnaround seem all the more unlikely. But Sunrisers' supporting cast could not muster death-over competence, and the 21-runs off Amit Mishra's 18th over effectively sealed the match for Mumbai. Having been 9 runs off 10 balls at the end of Steyn's over, Pollard finished with 66 from 27, ending the match with two massive leg-side sixes off Perera, whose confidence was clearly shattered by then. Pollard bludgeoned eight sixes in all, and one four, and despite Steyn's final over going for only five, Mumbai reaped 67 from the last 21 balls of the match.