Top Five Game-Changing gigs of IPL 2021 – Kieron Pollard’s 34-ball 87, Jadeja’s all-round brilliance
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is all set to resume when its second leg commences on September 19, 2021 after being shifted to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the second wave of COVID-19 in India earlier this year.
The fans have been eagerly waiting for the IPL 2021 to resume and see their favourite players from around the world in action in one of the most competitive leagues around the world.
As we prepare for the much awaited second leg of the IPL 2021, here is a lookback at some of the most exhilarating performances from the first half of the tournament which saw some nail biting matches, some thrilling finishes and some exceptional individual performances which has always been the hallmark of one of the best T20 leagues around the world.
Trinidadian Hercules and MI top bet Kieron Pollard’s blizzard (34-ball 87*) blew CSK away
The stage was set for Kieron Pollard in one of the most outstanding performances in this edition of the IPL with Mumbai Indians (MI) struggling at 81/3 in 9.4 overs against the mighty Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in New Delhi.
But the elusive 14th win against MI evaded CSK as Kieron Pollard had a very special knock in store. He played a blinder under pressure and helped MI cross the line scoring an unbeaten 87 runs off 34 balls for the defending champions while chasing a mammoth target of 219 runs in 20 overs.
Before this match, the Trinidadian was not in such good form for Mumbai Indians as he had scored only 81 runs in his first six matches with a highest score of 35* against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) but he turned around the game like only he could in the El Classico of IPL. The destructive quotient of his knock was manifested in a haul of 8 sixes and 6 fours (a total of 72 runs in boundaries out of his eventual score of 87).