MI ended up chasing a total of 200-plus for the first time in IPL history against CSK with the help of monstrous hitting from Kieron Pollard's 87*(34). Batting first, CSK posted a competitive total of 218/4 with the help of Ambati Rayudu's quick-fire 72, Moeen Ali's 58 and Faf du Plessis' fifty. In the end, Pollard ended up as one-man army for Mumbai and made a Mission Impossible task possible for them.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers from this game:
219 - MI chased down 219 against CSK and this is the 2nd highest successful run-chase in IPL history.
Highest successful run-chases in IPL
RR - 224 vs PBKS in 2020
MI - 219 vs CSK in 2021*
RR - 215 vs Deccan Chargers in 2008
DC - 209 vs GL in 2017
16 - CSK smashed 16 sixes against MI in the game.
Most sixes against MI in an IPL match:
CSK - 16 in Delhi, 2021*
KKR - 15 in Kolkata, 2019
PBKS - 13 in Mumbai, 2019
PBKS - 12 in Mumbai, 2017
17 - Kieron Pollard recorded his fifty from just 17 balls and he registered the fastest fifty of IPL 2021 season and also the joint-fastest fifty for Mumbai Indians franchise in IPL.
Fastest fifty for MI in IPL
Kieron Pollard - 17 balls vs KKR, 2016
Ishan Kishan - 17 balls vs KKR, 2018
Hardik Pandya - 17 balls vs KKR, 2019
Kieron Pollard - 17 balls vs CSK, 2021*
1 - First instance of two 100-plus partnerships was registered in an IPL innings while CSK were batting.
Two hundred-plus partnership in same innings during IPL match:
Faf du Plessis & Moeen Ali - 108 off 61 balls
Ambati Rayudu & Ravindra Jadeja - 102 off 48 balls
20 - Ambati Rayudu completed his fifty from just 20 balls as well.
Fastest fifty for CSK in IPL
Suresh Raina - 16 balls vs PBKS in 2014
Ambati Rayudu - 20 balls vs MI in 2021*
MS Dhoni - 20 balls vs MI in 2012
4 - Faf du Plessis has now smashed four consecutive fifty-plus scores in this IPL 2021 season.
Most consecutive fifty-plus scores in IPL season
V.Sehwag - 5 for Delhi Capitals in 2012
J.Buttler - 5 for Rajasthan Royals in 2018
D.Warner - 5 for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2019
V.Kohli - 4 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016
K.Williamson - 4 for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018
S.Dhawan - 4 for Delhi Capitals in 2020
Faf du Plessis - 4 for Chennai Super Kings in 2021*
6 - MI have won the match on the last ball for the 6th time in IPL history.
Winning the IPL match on the last ball most times:
MI - 6 times*
CSK - 6 times
RR - 4 times
PBKS - 3 times
500 - Moeen Ali in the process of scoring his maiden fifty for CSK has completed scoring more than 500 runs in the IPL overall and Kieron Pollard has completed scoring more than 500 runs against CSK alone in the IPL.
138 - 138 runs were smashed in the last 10 overs and that is the highest for a successful run-chase. The previous highest record in a successful chase was also held by Mumbai Indians, who smashed 133 runs off last 10 overs against PBKS. In both instances, Kieron Pollard was the man who played a match-winning innings.