Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal Kings XI Punjab cross the finish line against defending champions Mumbai Indians in a historic IPL 2020 match It was decided in the second super over at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. For the first time in the history of the game, regulation was tied at the end of 20 overs and then the first super over. But Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle added two crucial points to their tally by scoring 15 runs without loss in the second super over to keep their play-off hopes alive. With this victory KXIP has six points from nine games and is tied with points with three other teams, Who are fighting for a fourth play-off spot in the eight-team table.
Chris Gayle, who did not come to bat in the first super over, hit Trent Bolt on the first ball and hit a six. He took a single off the next ball, allowing Mayank to strike, stopping the back-to-back boundaries for the win, taking him to sixth place on the points table.
In addition to his bravery with the bat, Mayank’s sensational fielding efforts scored four runs and restricted MI to just 11 runs. Kieron Pollard hit the ball well and looked like it would go the distance but Mayank threw himself into the air and pulled the ball away, saving a crucial run for his team.
In the first super over, KXIP could manage to bat only five runs. On the second ball, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Nicholas Pooran and then crushed Rahul to the toe.
Mohammed Shami, who leaked a lot of runs to the end in regulation overs, made amends and bowled six great balls to tie the game and took the second super over.
Earlier, KL Rahul scored a captain’s innings scoring 77 off 51 balls, but could not complete the work for his side. It appears that the game is moving away from Mumbai and Rohit handed the ball to Bumrah, who completed the off-swinging yorker ball on a stump basis, all-stumping.
Deepak Hooda (23 not out off 16 balls) and Chris Jordan (13 for 8) made the team once again in their favor. With just nine out of six balls needed, the pair scored five runs off the first two balls, bringing the equation to four from four balls. However, Trent Boult bowled brilliantly on the final four balls and restricted them to 176/6 after 20 overs.
For Mumbai, Quinton de Kock performed with his fine form and scored another half-century, scoring 53 from 43 balls to lay the foundation for a big finish. Mumbai Indians got off to a brilliant start, losing three wickets inside the powerplay, with captain Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan all returning to the pavilion.
De Kock and Krunal Pandya shared a crucial 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Krunal was dismissed by young leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi to break the dangerous leg in the 14th over.
Hardik Pandya hit a six during his short stay at the crease and was cheaply dismissed for eight off Mohammed Shami. De Cock also tried to pace the innings, leaving Mumbai in a troubled position, with two new batsmen at the crease and three overs to play.
However, it was followed by Keeperon Pollard (34 not out in 12) and Coulter Nile (24 not out of 12), who scored 54 runs in the last three overs in treatment for the eyes. Difficult double-track track.
Pollard cleaned the fence twice, while Coulter-Nile hit two fours off Arshdeep Singh in the 18th over.
The Australian all-rounder then hit two fours as Mumbai Indians scored 12 runs. The big West Indies hit two sixes and a four in the final over and conceded over 20 runs to end the innings.
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