IPL 2020: Maxwell & Neesham Pull off Relay Catch to Dismiss Rohit

Before crossing the boundary, Maxwell threw the ball just in time towards Neesham, who was ready to take the catch.

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Kings XI Punjab’s duo of Jimmy Neesham and Glenn Maxwell combined to pull-off a relay catch on the boundary

Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma was set for another big one and got into his hitting zone after scoring two fours and two sixes in Jimmy Neesham’s over – the 16th over of the Mumbai Indians innings.

The way he was going, it needed a special effort from the Kings XI Punjab side to get him out and the trans-Tasman duo of Jimmy Neesham and Glenn Maxwell just provided that for their team.

First ball of the 17th over by Mohammad Shami in the slot, Sharma backs himself to loft it straight down the ground. The shot had enough height, but sadly for Sharma, not enough distance.

Maxwell jumped to gobble the catch but was losing his balance due to the momentum as he came running in from long-off. He threw the ball just in time before going into the boundary ropes, towards Neesham who came from long-on and caught it pretty easily.

The replays showed that the catch was legitimate and the combined effort of Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham helped them get the wicket of the MI skipper.

But, unfortunately for the Punjab side, the wicket of Sharma brought Hardik Pandya in, who amassed 30 runs off 11 balls to take his side’s score above 190, which eventually proved too many for KXIP. As they lost the game by 48 runs.

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