On some occasions on the cricket field, a batter manages to time the ball pretty well and the ball seems to be lying away or a six in first glance but an exemplary effort from a fielder changes the situation in second. Trinbago Knight Riders skipper, Kieron Pollard achieved a similar feat as he took a stunning one-handed catch with his brilliant effort near the boundary line to convert a certain six into a wicket.
Caribbean Premier League 2022 has started and the tournament has already witnessed a lot of action so far. Especially some of the fielding efforts have been simply outstanding, to say the least. St Lucia Kings were up against Trinbago Knight Riders on Thursday and the match saw one of the high-class fielding acts in the game.
Trinbago Knight Rider had chased down a target of 144 runs with three wickets in hand. Earlier in the match, Akeal Hosein picked four wickets to restrict Lucia Kings to a below-par total of 143/9. However, Alzarri Joseph’s dismissal saw something extraordinary.
Jayden Seales was bowling the last over of the innings and he delivered a back-of-the-length delivery outside-off to Alzarri on the fourth ball of the over. The batter lofted it over long-on and it looked like going for a six.
The shot was destined to go over the ropes but an outstanding intervention by Kieron Pollard made the batter sent back to the pavilion. Pollard leaped at the long-on boundary and grabbed the ball with his right hand. The momentum took him over the boundary line but Pollard tossed the ball back inside and ran in to complete a majestic fielding effort.
Here is the video of the magical effort from Kieron Pollard:
WOW. No way did @KieronPollard55 pull that off. Needed every bit of his height and experience for that catch!
— FanCode (@FanCode) September 1, 2022