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Watch: Jonny Bairstow takes excellent unsighted leg-side grab off Mujeeb

by Wisden Staff 5 minute read

Watch: Jonny Bairstow showed off his safe hands in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday, holding on to a leg-side opportunity behind the stumps against Mumbai Indians.

Taking the gloves for the first time this season with Wriddhiman Saha not in the Sunrisers XI, Bairstow showed little rustiness in the 17th over when Ishan Kishan shaped up to sweep off the bowling of Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

With the ball going towards the leg-side, Bairstow moved sharply to his right to take the catch and send Kishan on his way for 12.

Bairstow later showed off his skills with the bat too, blitzing his way to 43 off just 22 balls during Sunrisers’ chase.

Watch Bairstow’s leg-side grab:

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