IPL 2021 Fastest 50: Kieron Pollard smashes 87* off 34 balls in Mumbai Indians historic chase, Rohit says ‘greatest match ever’

CSK vs MI LIVE Score: Mumbai fighting back, Saurabh Tiwary, Pollard at their best, Score 87/4 (13) as they chase 157: follow LIVE updates
CSK vs MI LIVE Score: Mumbai fighting back, Saurabh Tiwary, Pollard at their best, Score 87/4 (13) as they chase 157: follow LIVE updates

IPL 2021 Fastest 50 – Kieron Pollard scores 50 in 17 balls in MI vs CSK match – Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard on Saturday continued his blistering form in the IPL 2021. He went on to smash the fastest fifty of IPL 2021. In his innings, he took just 17 balls and hammered CSK bowlers out of the park on multiple occasions with his clean hitting. He smashed as many 3 fours and 6 sixes to reach his half-century. Pollard went on to score unbeaten 87 runs off just 34 balls to help MI win the match off the last delivery by 4 wickets and complete their highest-ever run chase in IPL. MI went on to score 48 off the last 3 overs to register victory.

According to captain Rohit Sharma – ‘this is the greatest IPL Match he has has ever played’

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Kieron Pollard smashes IPL 2021 fastest fifty

Kieron Pollard broke the previous record held by Prithvi Shaw. The latter had smashed 18-ball fifty against KKR a couple of days ago. Ambati Raydu and Deepak Hooda are placed third in the list.

IPL 2021 fastest fifty

POS PLAYER Against Venue Match Date BF 6s 4s Runs
1
KieronPollard
CSK Arun Jaitley Stadium 01 May 2021 17 6 3 53
2
Prithvi Shaw
KKR Narendra Modi Stadium 29 April 2021 18 3 11 82
3
Ambati Rayudu
MI Arun Jaitley Stadium 01 May 2021 20 7 4 72
4
Deepak Hooda
RR Wankhede Stadium 12 April 2021 20 6 4 64

 

Kieron Pollard- IPL 2021 Fastest fifty

Pollard came in to bat at 81/3 in the 10th over and there was no looking back for the West Indies giant as he went all guns blazing against the likes of Lungi Ngidi, R Jadeja and Shardul Thakur. During his sensational innings, Kieron Pollard also shared an 89-run partnership for the 4th wicket and set up the game in favour of Mumbai Indians while chasing a mammoth target of 219 runs.

It is notable that Kieron Pollard is coming on the back of 6 sixes in an innings against Sri Lanka.

Fastest IPL 50 for MI:

17 Balls – Pollard
17 Balls – Hardik
17 Balls – Kishan
17 Balls – Pollard

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