IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard Grabs One-Handed Stunner To Dismiss Suresh Raina – Watch
The 31-year-old all-rounder dismissed Suresh Raina with a smart catch that left everyone stunned.
It was the last ball of Jason Behrendorff’s third over to Raina, who played a shot towards sweeper cover.
The ball was sailing smoothly towards the boundary and was on its way to go past the ropes but Pollard jumped in the air and grabbed the catch to dismiss Raina.
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His acrobatic effort left everyone stunned especially Raina, who stayed there for a while as he could not believe that Pollard had taken the catch.
It was a tough chance as apart from timing the jump, Pollard had to ensure that he does not touch the boundary rope.
The acrobatic fielder grabbed the catch comfortably and dismissed the left-handed batsman, who had his eyes set.
The wicket of Raina marked the fall of the third wicket for Chennai Super Kings, who were 138 runs away from the target.
Jason Behrendorff turned out to be the star for the home side on his IPL debut.
He first dismissed Ambati Rayudu right in his first over as the right-handed batsman edged it to wicket-keeper.
The wicket of Raina was his second scalp.
In three overs that Behrendorff has bowled so far, he has scalped two wickets for 17 runs.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians posted a score of 170 in the allotted 20 overs.
The last two overs of the match were the most productive for them as the home batsmen churned out 45 runs out of last 12 balls.
Shardul Thakur, who bowled the penultimate over, leaked 16 runs while Dwayne Bravo gave 29 runs in the final over of the first innings.
Hardik Pandya (25* off 8) was the force behind MI’s score going past 150.
Suryakumar Yadav also batted well and scored 59 off 43.
His effort saw MI not losing the momentum at a crucial time and in the end, Hardik Pandya capitalised on it and smacked quick runs in the last two overs.
Krunal Pandya also did a good job and scored 42 off 32.
Pollard, who has had struggled for runs so far, scored 17* off 7.
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