Punjab Beat Mumbai After Two Super Overs In IPL Thriller

Ruben Hill
October 19, 2020

He leapt, got hold of the ball and kept his cool to push it back in the field of play before landing behind the boundary rope to save four runs, helping KXIP to limit MI to 11/1.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians made an opportunity out of the loss of early wickets.

However, Gayle was sent packing by Rahul Chahar in the 10th over and then Bumrah returned to dismiss Nicholas Pooran (24 off 11) to leave Punjab at 108 for 3. It was equally unsurprising that he found his mark with every ball, Pooran caught at backward point second ball and Rahul trapped lbw from the last.

After the scores were tied at 176 in the 20 overs/side contest, the game headed into the first Super Over.

Rohit called for Bumrah again and his strike bowler did the trick once more, bowling Rahul (77 from 51) with a near-perfect yorker to swing the game back in Mumbai's favour. The next three balls saw MI concede 4 runs. Not even close. Shami kept Rohit and De Kock to singles for the first three balls then nailed his yorker to Rohit for a priceless dot ball.

Batting first, Mumbai were hoping to continue their dominance at the top of the table as Quinton de Kock brought up yet another half century before Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard provided late cameos to guide their team to 176-6 in 20 overs. Chris Jordan bowled the second Super Over for KXIP. We then went in for a second Super Over. The Universe Boss hammered a six over the long-on on the first ball and then ran a single.

Earlier, after electing to bat, MI scored 176/6 on the back of de Kock's 53.

For Mumbai, Quinton de Kock carried on with his good form and smashed yet another half-century, scoring 53 off 43 balls to lay the foundation for a big finish.

Chris Gayle, who didn't come out to bat in the first Super Over, smashed a six on the very first ball to put Trent Boult under pressure.

Kings XI lost the in-form Agarwal early in the reply, bowled by Bumrah, before Rahul shared useful partnerships with Gayle (24 from 21) and Nicholas Pooran (24 from 12) to keep the IPL strugglers in contention.

However, what transpired after that was a treat to the eyes as Kieron Pollard (unbeaten 34 off 12) and Coulter-Nile (24 not out off 12) collected 54 runs in the last three overs to take their side to an imposing total on a hard double-paced track. Glenn Maxwell was out for a duck. Although Rahul brought up yet another half-century of the season, Bumrah, in the 18th over, dished out a flawless yorker to get Rahul out for 77.

Agarwal finished things off with consecutive boundaries as the KXIP got over the line with two balls to spare.

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