By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Apr 11, 2012
Mumbai Indians (MI) posted a massive score of 197 in their allotted 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL 2012 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
Pollard stroked a 33-ball 64 which included six boundaries and four sixes.
Mumbai, put into bat, got off to a steady start as openers negotiated the Rajasthan attack.
But just when Tirumalsetti Suman looked dangerous, Amit Singh had the opener caught by Siddharth Trivedi.
Following the departure of Suman, Rohit Sharma joined forces with Richard Levi, and the duo added 31 runs in 20 balls before veteran Brad Hogg struck to dismiss the Indian bastman
Levi continued the assault whilst taking the attack to took Rajasthan smashing four boundaries and a six.
Hogg was summoned into action and he worked his magic again to have Levi timber shaken.
Just when Rajasthan look to gain control of the match, Ambati Rayudu came together with Kieron Pollard to conjure a partnership in order to steady the Mumbai innings.
The West Indian looked the dangerous of the two smashing 23 runs in the 14 over.
The duo added 96 runs off 52 balls before Ankeet Chavan had the West Indian caught for 64.
Rayudu continued to battle alone as wicket kept falling at the other end.
Hogg was the pick of the bowlers for Rajasthan with figures of 2 for 31
Mumbai has fielded an unchanged squad, while Rajasthan has made one change, leaving out Brad Hodge for left-arm spinner Brad Hogg.
Sachin Tendulkar missed the third match running for the home team as he is yet to fully recover from the finger injury he sustained in the season opener against holders Chennai Super Kings on April 4.
Brief Scores: MI in 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 64, Ambati Rayudu 47*; Amit Singh 2 for 29, Brad Hogg 2 for 31) vs RR