Kieron Pollard destroys Jerome Taylor in a brutal display of power hitting

Pollard's brutal treatment of Taylor gives us an example of the immense capability of the batsman.

Kieron Pollard of Barbados Tridents
Kieron Pollard of Barbados Tridents. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

While the whole world is familiar with the amount of destruction Kieron Pollard can bring into a cricket match, we got another example of the same in the 8th match of the Caribbean Premier League. Barbados Tridents led by Kieron Pollard himself went head to head against the St Lucia Stars in a match that turned out to be a battle of the captains.

The big West Indian went berserk with the willow in hand as he smashed 83 runs off just 35 balls at the Darren Sammy International Stadium. Pollard’s power hitting carnival consisted of 6 towering maximums and 5 boundaries which absolutely crushed the St Lucia morale. However, one over needs to be pointed out where the rampant Pollard shattered fellow West Indian Jerome Taylor scoring 28 runs in his 6 deliveries. Now, Jerome Taylor is not at all an easy guy to deal with. Taylors fiery pace is a threat to many batsmen and the bowler is one of the most lethal weapons of the Caribbean.

The over:

Pollard’s brutal treatment of Taylor gives us an example of the immense capability of the batsman. It was the last over of the Barbados inning and St Lucia skipper Darren Sammy handed the ball to Jerome Taylor. The first two deliveries were dispatched to the boundary on the leg side almost through the same area. The next delivery saw a hilarious incident take place on the field as an overthrow gave the batting team an extra four runs along with the two that came through running. Skipper Darren Sammy was left speechless by the casual approach of his team.

Things went on to deteriorate for Jerome Taylor as his fourth delivery was pulled into the stands by the muscular Kieron Pollard for a biggie. Frustrations grew for skipper Darren Sammy as he saw another over throw which allowed the Barbados team to gain two more runs. the final ball of the over was bowled outside the off stump by Jerome Taylor but the result was the same. Pollard dispatched it over the covers and ended the inning with a six.