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IPL 2017: Flying Keiron Pollard Takes a Superb Catch Against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Cricketnext Staff |May 2, 2017, 1:33 PM IST
IPL 2017: Flying Keiron Pollard Takes a Superb Catch Against Royal Challengers Bangalore

New Delhi: Mumbai Indians star Kieron Pollard may be regarded as one of the most destructive batsman in world but the West Indian is also one of the best fielders in the game. Against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday, Pollard's brilliance in the outfield helped Mumbai keep a check on RCB's scoring rate in the final few deliveries of the innings.

Bangalore batsmen Pawan Negi and Kedar Jadhav batted well in the last few overs and helped the team cross the 150-run mark. However, on the penultimate ball of the last over, Pollard's stunner saved six runs for Mumbai and also ended the partnership between Negi and Jadhav.

Mitchell McClenaghan bowled a short delivery and Jadhav flat-batted it towards the long-off boundary. Just when it seemed that the ball will sail over the boundary comfortably, Pollard flew in the air and took the catch with great aplomb.

It can be said that the catch was crucial as it helped Mumbai reduce their target by atleast six runs. And as Mumbai's chase went right down to the wire and they won the match with just a ball to spare, who knows which side would have come out victorious had Pollard not taken the catch.

The victory helped Mumbai win their eight match of the season and they now sit comfortably at the top of the IPL table with 16 points from 10 matches.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
5 4 0 1 9 +1.59
2
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
3
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
6 1 4 1 3 -0.19
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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