Cricket: Trent Boult takes career-best figures in dominant Indian Premier League win

Blackcaps bowler Trent Boult has produced career-best figures to help Mumbai Indians crush Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. 

Boult went 4/18 from his four overs with the ball in Mumbai's 10-wicket victory over the Stephen Fleming-coached Super Kings.

Chennai were reduced to 30/6 at one stage, before fighting back to finish 114/9, thanks to 52 runs by England's Sam Curran. 

In reply, opening batsmen Ishan Kishan (68) and Quinton de Kock (46) guided Mumbai past their target in 12.2 overs.

"It's been enjoyable," says Boult. "Any cricket we get to play in the current situation is exciting.

"It's just nice being out there and having fun. 

"I'm trying to pitch the ball up and it's nice to get some assistance from the air. I have to give credit to the bowling unit - we worked together and applied the pressure."

The result has practically ended Chennai's slim playoff hopes.

Trent Boult.
Trent Boult. Photo credit: Getty

"We're pretty stunned really," says Fleming. "There's a lot of hurt and frustration and disappointment, which goes along with a disappointing season. 

"There's a lot of things being tried, but we just can't put a game together. We've had holes all the way through the season, right through losing players before we've played our games to just having areas where we've been one over short or a couple of wickets down too many. 

"So it can happen when you're off the pace and in terms of our form as a team being off the pace, we don't have the numbers from individuals and therefore our place in the table is probably appropriate."

Boult is one of six Kiwis currently playing in the Indian Premier League. 

The Blackcaps will be back in action next month, when they host West Indies.