The 1000th match of the IPL got a fitting end as Mumbai Indians batter Tim David smashed three consecutive sixes against Rajasthan Royals' pacer Jason Holder. Chasing 212 runs, the Mumbai batters were constantly behind the eight ball as they were losing wickets at crucial junctures.
But despite these regular hiccups, MI pulled through and needed 17 runs in the final over. Here stepped up Australian big-hitter Tim David and started the 20th over with a massive six straight down the ground.
Then on the second ball, David eyed the mid-wicket and slogged Holder for his fourth six of the innings. With five required off the last four balls, the Australian slogged another maximum over deep square leg to pull off a record chase at the Wankhede Stadium.
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Reacting to this performance, Tim David expressed that he was feeding off the energy from the crowd at the Wankhede Stadium. He also spoke about how the great batting conditions also helped him score these runs.
He said, "We needed a result. It is an amazing feeling, there's no better feeling than playing at the Wankhede. For our confidence. We have not played our best cricket in the last few games, so this feels good. It felt everyone (bowler) had to be targeted, good batting conditions and personally I wanted to do something like this for a while. It was sweaty, I was trying to get down the pitch and cut the angle. Any time the bowlers missed the yorker then you were in with a chance."