The 36th match of the Indian Premier League 2020 will surely be written as one of the most breath-taking games in the history of the league. Well, it has been quite a day for fans and for cricket as the match few hours before this between KKR and SRH too went to Super Over. Never has it happened in IPL or in any T20 League for that matter.
When all seemed good for Punjab, they again played it their way and choked in the last few overs and levelled the scores with the Mumbai Indians. The match then went into a super over followed by a second one. Rahul’s men finally emerged victorious after 44 overs of T20 cricket.
Mumbai elected to bat first after winning the toss and put up a competitive total of 176 with Quinton De Kock hitting a fifty and Pollard coming in and hitting some late blows.
Kings XI Punjab’s innings was then anchored by skipper KL Rahul who has been more than brilliant in this tournament. He scored 77 in 51 balls and tried to stay in the middle till the very end but had to return to the pavilion after getting bowled off a beauty by Bumrah.
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It was then time for the Super Over, the first one. Bumrah being Bumrah conceded just 5 runs and took 2 wickets with some seriously tight bowling.
For Mumbai, Rohit and De Kock came in to bat and managed to score the same amount of runs. For Punjab, Md. Shami came out as the savior.
It was a great day for both the Indian fast bowlers who delivered incredible performances today to make this encounter as thrilling as it was.
Then, the new Super Over rules came into play and according to them, all the people who have batted in or bowled in first super over cannot do the same in the second one.
So, Pollard and Hardik came for Mumbai in the second super over and managed to put up 11 runs. One has to acknowledge the efforts of Mayank Agarwal who saved 4 runs for his team by leaping right at the edge of the boundary and throwing the ball back in the ground.
Trent Boult was then given the responsibility to contain Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal from scoring 12 runs. But the Universe Boss was up to something else and hit a long six to long-on on the very first delivery. It was then all easy for Rahul’s team and a couple of singles and a boundary did the job for them.
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