Kieron Pollard’s one-handed stunner: Mumbai Indians all-rounder put on display an outstanding piece of fielding at Wankhede Stadium.
During the 15th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard grabbed a one-handed stunner to dismiss Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina.
It all happened on the last ball of the fifth over when Raina’s attempt to play a lofted cut against Indians fast bowler Jason Behrendorff saw him hitting the ball to Pollard at deep point. With the ball going over him at a swift pace, Pollard timed his jump to perfection to catch the ball with one hand.
Raina, who came in to bat at No. 3 in the first over, was looking to up the ante in a 171-run chase primarily after losing the both the openers. The southpaw ended up scoring 16 (15) with the help of two fours and a six.
Having earlier dismissed CSK opening batsman Ambati Rayudu (0) in the first over, Behrendorff picked up his second wicket in the form of Raina. Other than dismissing two batsmen, the left-arm fast bowler also managed to not leak runs in the powerplay. His figures in his first spell read 3-0-17-2.
After Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and put MI in to bat, the hosts scored 170-5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. After a mediocre first half of their innings, Indians managed to post a formidable total on the back of all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s heroics.
Kieron Pollard’s one-handed stunner:
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) April 3, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Incredible effort by Pollard to dismiss Raina who was just beginning to look threatening. Best catch of the season surely. Perhaps the best ever in the history of the IPL! Mumbai Indians on top!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 3, 2019
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 3, 2019
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) April 3, 2019
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 3, 2019
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