Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard took the key wicket of Jos Buttler to peg back Rajasthan Royals who are chasing 194 to win in Match 20 of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Set to chase a massive score, Buttler scored 70 off 44 balls before he was caught by Pollard off the bowling off James Pattinson. Kieron Pollard did not get his chance with the bat but did his bit in the field taking the key wicket of Buttler.
Rajasthan Royals came into this game on the back of two successive defeats. They made a few changes keeping in mind the playing conditions in Abu Dhabi.
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Buttler was dismissed in the third ball of the 14th over when Kieron Pollard took a juggling catch in the mid-on boundary. He timed his jump to perfection while also ensuring that he does not touch the boundary cushions while taking the catch. His dismissal took the sting out of the Rajasthan chase who did not have a good start to their chase either. You can watch the video below.
Watch Kieron Pollard Takes a Juggling Catch to Dismiss Jos Buttler
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Earlier in the game, Rohit Sharma played his 194th game for Mumbai Indians. He is only behind MS Dhoni in the list of most capped players in the IPL now. Rohit is a part of the IPL since 2008. After his first three years with Deccan Chargers, Rohit was roped in by Mumbai Indians in 2011. Earlier in the tournament, Rohit crossed 5000 IPL runs. He now stands at 5074 runs after his knock against the Royals.
Mumbai Indians look the most compact team in the tournament after the initial two weeks in the tournament. For the most part of it, they have remained at the top of the points table. Different players have put their hand up at different phases in the tournament to get the job done for the team.