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IPL 2020: Maxwell, Neesham combine for another KXIP’s boundary line masterclass

Glenn Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham combine for another KXIP’s boundary line masterclass

Abu Dhabi, October 1: Glenn Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham combined for a boundaryline catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma during IPL 2020 clash between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (October 1).

This effort comes days after their teammate Nicholas Pooran pulled off an incredible save in the last match. The West Indian's save earned a lot of plaudits and deservingly so, but Punjab ended on the losing side that day.

The KXIP fielding coach Jonty Rhones will certainly be proud with his team's fielding skills and will applaud another effort from them in the boundary. This time Maxwell and Neesham combined to take a relay catch when Rohit was just looking to up the ante.

Last time, Pooran dived over the boundary, took the catch, but then realised he was about to land on the ground and threw the ball back into the playing field to save a certain six.

On Thursday (October 1), Maxwell followed in the West Indian's footsteps as he along with Neesham, combined for an outstanding effort at the boundary to dismiss the dangerous looking Sharma.

In the 17th over bowled by Mohammed Shami, Rohit smashed the first delivery down the ground, but Maxwell at long off took an excellent catch close to the boundary.

IPL 2020: Nicholas Pooran's gravity defying act near boundary impresses KXIP fielding coach Jonty Rhodes

After taking catch, the Australian realised that he was about to cross the boundary ropes with the ball in his hand and threw the ball towards New Zealand's Neesham, who was running in from long on, completed an impressive relay catch.

That wasn't the first time Maxwell has helped Rohit Sharma via a relay catch. In 2018 season, Maxwell, then at Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), combined with Sharma's current teammate Trent Boult to dismiss Rohit.

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Story first published: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 23:03 [IST]
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