Pollard fires 27-ball 66 to bet Sunrisers.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 - 7:56


Kieron Pollard's blistering unbeaten 27-ball 66 yesterday all but assured Mumbai Indians of a play-off berth after the hosts defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League match.


Chasing 179 to win, Pollard snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as the big-hitting West Indian smashed six huge sixes off successive overs bowled by Thisara Perera and Amit Mishra to bring down the equation from 62 required off 24 balls to 13 off 12.


Mumbai Indians' seven-wicket triumph is their first against Sunrises Hyderabad at the IPL. They had lost by seven wickets to them at Uppal on May 1.