Pollard struggled for most part but got the big hits when it mattered the most. Hit three sixes, including two off the last two balls of the innings bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians held their nerves to get the better of Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs in yet another close encounter in Chennai. MI batted first and posted 150 for 5 on the board. They then restricted SRH to 137. Here are the player ratings for MI-SRH encounter.

Mumbai Indians

Kieron Pollard (9/10)

Struggled for most part but got the big hits when it mattered the most. Hit three sixes, including two off the last two balls of the innings bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Made a crucial 35 not out from 22.

Rahul Chahar (9/10)

Was exceptional again with figures of 3 for 19. Sent back Manish Pandey, Virat Singh and Abhishek Sharma to break open the game.

Jasprit Bumrah (8.5/10)

Was superb. Gave away only 14 in his four. Got the wicket of Vijay Shankar.

Trent Boult (8.5/10)

Was hammered for 18 in his second over. Came back superbly at the death to claim three wickets.

Rohit Sharma (7/10)

Got MI off the a fluent start in the powerplays. Hit two fours and two sixes. Was looking set for a big score when he fell for 32, trying to take on Vijay Shankar.

Hardik Pandya (7/10)

Fell for 7 off 5, going for the big hit at the death. Scored two direct hit to sent back David Warner and Abdul Samad.

Quinton de Kock (6.5/10)

Hung around for a long time but could not get a measure of the surface. Made 40 but consumed 39 balls for it. Holed out to deep midwicket, trying to take on Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Krunal Pandya (5/10)

Went for 30 in his 3. Jonny Bairstow was hit wicket of his bowling.

Ishan Kishan (4/10)

Could not get going at all. Took up 21 balls for his 12. Was sent back by Mujeeb Ur Rahman, brilliantly caught down leg by Jonny Bairstow.

Adam Milne (4/10)

Went for 33 in his three.

Suryakumar Yadav (3/10)

Had a rare failure. After hitting a six off Vijay Shankar, fell to the same bowler, giving a caught and bowled for 10.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Vijay Shankar (8/10)

On a pitch where the ball was not coming on to the bat, proved effective with his medium pace. Sent back both Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav with length deliveries that the MI batsmen failed to time. Claimed 2 for 19 in his three overs. Contributed 28 with the bat. Dropped a simple catch of Pollard.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman (8/10)

Forced Quinton de Kock to mistime a slow length ball to deep midwicket. Also ended Ishan Kishan’s misery, having him caught down leg. Ended with impressive figures of 2 for 29.

Khaleel Ahmed (8/10)

Got the big wicket of Hardik Pandya at the death. Gave away only 24 in his four.

Jonny Bairstow (7.5/10)

Got the SRH chase off to a flyer. Blazed his way to 43 of 22 balls. Was out hit wicket to Krunal Pandya to bring MI back in the game.

Rashid Khan (7.5/10)

Although he did not pick up a wicket, was extremely economical once again. Kept the pressure on MI batsmen throughout. Gave away on 22 in his four overs with some quality bowling.

David Warner (6.5/10)

Found the surface tough to bat on. Just when it looked he was getting into his groove, was run-out for 37, going for non-existent single.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/10)

Surprisingly failed to make an impact on a responsive pitch. Gave away 45 in his four overs without picking a wicket. His last two balls, which were also the last two deliveries of MI’s innings, were hammered for sixes by Kieron Pollard.

Virat Singh (3/10)

Crumbled under pressure and was out for 11.

Manish Pandey (2/10)

Fell for 2, going for the bowling without getting his eye in.

Abdul Samad (2/10)

Was run-out for 7, feeling the pressure.

Abhishek Sharma (1/10) Gave his wicket away for 2, trying to take on Rahul Chahar.

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