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Pollard’s catch was mind blowing
Anil Kumble
May 01, 2013
First Published: 00:14 IST(1/5/2013)
Last Updated: 01:59 IST(1/5/2013)

It’s been frenetic the last few days, with several matches going down to the wire and the race for qualification spots hotting up. A few teams will fancy their chances of making it to the play-offs, while it is desperation time for others.

We at the Mumbai Indians have had a good last four or five days, with two contrasting wins at home.

I was delighted at the manner in which we got the better of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, but I also derived great satisfaction at the character shown by our bowlers in the second game against the Kings XI Punjab.

We have seen some astonishing catches, but Kieron Pollard’s catch to get rid of Shaun Marsh on Monday night was something else. The way he got off the ground, grabbed the ball with his huge right hand, maintained his balance when he came down — it made for mind-boggling viewing.

The fielding, especially the catching, has been of the highest quality right through the tournament.

Hawkeye/Chivach
The writer is a former India captain


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