Every team takes advantage of home ground and so Chennai super kings is a hot favourite at Chennai, Mumbai Indians are favourite at Wankhede, Kolkata is favourite at Eden Garden and Punjab at his own home ground. Team's who have a match at their home ground their winning percentage is always high. Apart from this Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals not showed their class at their home ground. They have to make their fan happy by winning the match at their home pitch.
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard leading the team against king Xl Punjab. Many people were shocked while giving the captaincy to Kieron Pollard as there is a senior player in a team named as Hardik Pandya, Quinton De Kock and Jasprit Bumrah. However, it was a birthday if Kieron Pollard wife and so he had given responsibility to do captaincy debut against King Xl Punjab at their own home ground.
After Winning the toss Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard decided to field first as there will be a due factor in the second innings and bowlers can't able to swing the ball. They have one changes in the team as they bring Siddhesh lad in the playing II in the absence of Rohit Sharma. While Punjab team included Karun Nair and Hardus Viljoen in the place of Mayank Agarwal who was injured in the previous match and Mujib Rehman. So both teams had a change in this match and so it was high voltage match at Wankhede.
Kings ll Punjab gets a good start from their openers as Chris Gayle played an innings of 63 runs in 36 balls. Whereas, K.L. Rahul had a century in his name in just 64 balls and so the team was looking so much confidence that they had a good total on the board and so they will win the match. In the T20 format, any target is possible and so the pressure was on Punjab bowlers to take a wicket in the powerplay to win the match.
Till the ninth over of second innings, Mumbai Indians have lost their top 3 wickets at a score of 62 runs and now to chase a target was impossible for Mumbai Indians. But one-handed Kieron Pollard clinches the winning match from Punjab as he played an innings of 83 runs in 32 deliveries which helped Mumbai Indians to win the match in the last ball of the second innings. With his knock and captaincy winning debut he awarded with the man of the match. Mumbai Indians winning the match they came to the 3rd position in Indian premier league points table.