In the final of the inaugural edition of Major League Cricket, Nicholas Pooran displayed a stunning performance, leading the Mumbai Indians New York to a seven-wicket victory over the Seattle Orcas. With a target of 184 runs for victory, MI achieved the milestone with an impressive 24 balls to spare.
Pooran’s unbeaten knock of 137 runs off just 55 balls left spectators in awe, as he struck an incredible 13 sixes and 10 fours. His remarkable innings made him the highest run-scorer of the entire tournament. Notably, he also achieved the season’s fastest half-century, reaching 50 runs in just 16 balls during his breathtaking innings.
As Kieron Pollard was sidelined due to injury, Pooran took on the responsibility of leading the team. Speaking after the win, he expressed his pride in the team’s efforts, saying they had discussed the goal of creating history. Despite the absence of their captain and a few key players, the entire team contributed to the victory.
Pooran mentioned that they were well-prepared for the match, having anticipated the nature of the batting wicket a week earlier. They remained confident and believed in each other, which ultimately led them to victory. Despite facing pressure earlier in the week, they managed to come out victorious, and Pooran himself drew inspiration from his own batting style, affirming his faith in his skills.