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Johnson takes Pollard's misses in stride

india Updated: May 05, 2013 23:28 IST

Mitchell Johnson was left bemused after his Australia counterpart Mike Hussey was dropped thrice in a row at point by Kieron Pollard, although it didn't prove costly with Mumbai Indians thrashing Chennai Super Kings in the end.

Mumbai successfully defended 139/5, skittling the table topper for a mere 79.

The left-arm paceman picked up three for 27 in three overs and would have dismissed Hussey but for Pollard's poor catching. "It was a little bit surprising. I guess the first one was probably a tougher one but two after that... Look it does happen in the game. I said before the game to Ricky Ponting, 'I hope Mike Hussey's luck runs out. Obviously it hadn't. It is just one of those things.

"Kieron has taken some unbelievable catches but tonight wasn't his with catches. We all stuck with him, we stuck behind him. We played some tough cricket but that is just the way the game goes."

Johnson, the man-of-the-match, added: "I have never seen that happen before. It was very bizarre. They were all different heights, one was quite high, one went low, and one obviously hit him in the nose. It was quite amazing, I don't think we will probably ever see that again."