The Mumbai Indians pulled off one of the most sensational wins in the history of the Indian Premier League, beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets in a low-scoring game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
After finding themselves at 7 for 4, courtesy a hat-trick from Samuel Badree, they recovered superbly courtesy a fine 70 off 47 balls from Kieron Pollard and 37 not out from Krunal Pandya to complete a superb comeback.
Here are the post-match reactions:
“It was a great effort with the bat. We always had the belief. We've always had guys pull things out in those situations, to show character. Pollard and Krunal did exactly that. We executed perfectly with the ball in the Powerplays and we bowled to their weaknesses. It was a collective performance. All the bowlers complemented each other. It made my job easy,”
Kieron Pollard, Man of the Match
“I just thought these are situations when champions are made. I thought of that and struck to my strength, hit it down the ground. Krunal came in and showed his maturity too. It was a matter of watching what their bowlers. We decided that if we get a six or four off every spinner's over, we will get close if we keep it ticking and not play any dot balls. Personally, I've never felt out of form. I've been hitting it well in the nets and these are the times you've to dig in. At the moment, the momentum is with us,”
What a day to be the parents of the Pandya brothers!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 14, 2017
Two outstanding performances -- by ABD and Badree -- and RCB lose both matches. Enough cause for heartburn and concern— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2017