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A hat-trick that Pollard will want to forget

Mumbai, May 5, 2013, PTI: 22:57 IST
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It was a ‘hat-trick’ which big-bodied West Indian Kieron Pollard would like to forget in a hurry as he dropped three consecutive catches during the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

Although, it is not confirmed but perhaps this was the first ever instance when a fielder dropped three catches off successive deliveries of the same batsman and that too in the first over of the innings.

Stationed at point, Pollard dropped Michael Hussey thrice off paceman Mitchell Johnson and all the three shots were similar - cut uppishly, going straight to the fielder.

The first one was a hard slash but the second and third one came straight at him and he failed to pouch onto them. He left the field after dropping the third catch as the ball also hit him in the cheekbone.

For a team which was defending a small total of 139 against a formidable opponent, it was criminal to drop a player of Hussey’s calibre on three occasions.
However, he returned and made some redemption by taking a well-judged diving catch at the same point position to see the back of in-form Suresh Raina.

The Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma kept his faith in his fielder and the West Indian responded well.

Hussey’s dropped chance also did not cost Mumbai much as the Australian could score just 22. Later on, Pollard also took the catch of Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni at long-off. Interestingly, Pollard had taken a stunning catch standing at deep mid-wicket boundary to dismiss Dhoni during the first edition.

The incident has happened when one of Pollard’s catches taken earlier in the tournament is being considered one of the best in IPL history.

An air-borne Pollard took a stunning one-handed catch at the boundary ropes to remove Shaun Marsh in a match versus Kings XI Punjab.

Pollard could be eventually forgiven for his mistakes as MI stopped the Chennai juggernaut and came out victorious in the match by 60 runs.

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