Mumbai thrashed the Jehan Mubarak-led side by 9 wickets here today but were all over the place in the field as they dropped catches, missed a stumping and displayed poor ground fielding after they elected to bowl first.
     
"We need to improve our fielders, If we field like that against better teams, they're going to kill us. We made it hard for ourselves by giving them 160. It could have easily been 120," said Pollard after the win.
     
The Mumbai openers laid a solid platform with a 139-run partnership as Lendl Simmons (76 not out) and Mike Hussey (60) helped the IPL side gallop to its target in 16.2 overs to stay alive in the race for the main draw.
     
"Much better performance tonight. Congratulations to Simmons who got some runs, but there's a lot of room for improvements," he added.
     
"I did a bit of grafting up top while the ball was nipping around. We needed to get a good start and me and Huss did that today," said Man of the Match Simmons.
     
A resurgent Mumbai, who have come back after a loss against Lahore Lions in their first qualifier, will now take on Northern Knights on Tuesday. Hussey said that hopefully we can take this momentum forward.

"You've got to cash in on the good days. I really enjoyed my partnership with Simmons. It was a bit frustrating at the start when the ball was nipping around. Once the ball gets a bit wet it skids on a bit more. Knights have played some excellent cricket, so hopefully our next match is a good one, said Hussey.

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