Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal bought Kings XI Punjab throughout the end line in opposition to the defending champions Mumbai Indians in a historic IPL 2020 match that was determined within the second Tremendous Over on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium on Sunday. For the primary time within the historical past of the sport, the scores have been tied on the finish of regulation 20 overs after which the primary Tremendous Over. However Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle scored 15 runs with none loss within the second Tremendous Over so as to add two essential factors to their tally and preserve their play-off hopes alive. With this win KXIP have six factors from 9 video games and are tied on factors with three different groups, who’re combating for the fourth play-off spot within the eight-team desk.
Chris Gayle, who did not come out to bat within the first Tremendous Over, smashed a six on the very first ball to place Trent Boult underneath stress. He took a single on subsequent ball to deliver Mayank on strike, who smashed back-to-back boundaries to seal the win, which took them to sixth spot on the factors desk.
Aside from his heroics with the bat, Mayank’s sensational fielding effort on the fence saved 4 runs and restricted MI to simply 11 runs. Kieron Pollard had struck the ball properly and it appeared as if it’ll go the gap however Mayank threw himself within the air and pulled the ball, saving essential runs for his crew.
Within the first Tremendous Over, KXIP may solely handle 5 runs batting. Jasprit Bumrah removed Nicholas Pooran on the second ball after which dismissed Rahul with a toe crushing yorker.
Mohammed Shami, who leaked a variety of runs in the direction of the top within the regulation over, made amends and bowled six nice balls to tie the sport and take it the second Tremendous Over.
Earlier, KL Rahul performed a captain’s knock scoring 77 off 51 balls however could not end the job for his facet. The sport appeared to be slipping away from Mumbai and Rohit handed the ball to Bumrah who bowled an ideal in-swinging yorker on the base of off stump to supply the all-important wicket.
Deepak Hooda (23 not out off 16 balls) and Chris Jordan (13 off 8) collected 13 runs the penultimate over to as soon as once more shift the tide of their facet’s favour. With simply 9 wanted of six balls, the duo managed 5 runs off first two deliveries, bringing the equation right down to 4 off 4 balls. Nonetheless, Trent Boult bowled good final 4 balls and restricted them to 176/6 after 20 overs.
For Mumbai, Quinton de Kock carried on along with his good type and smashed yet one more half-century, scoring 53 off 43 balls to put the muse for a giant end. Mumbai Indians bought off to a horrible begin as they misplaced three wickets contained in the Powerplay, with skipper Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan all again within the pavillion.
de Kock and Krunal Pandya strung collectively a vital 58-run stand for the fourth wicket to regular their innings. Younger leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Krunal to interrupt the damaging stand within the 14th over.
Hardik Pandya smashed a six throughout his brief keep on the crease and departed cheaply for eight runs off Mohammed Shami. de Kock additionally bought out attempting to speed up the innings, leaving Mumbai in a deep state of trouble, with two new batsmen on the crease and three overs to play.
Nonetheless, what transpired after that was a deal with to the eyes as Kieron Pollard (unbeaten 34 off 12) and Coulter-Nile (24 not out off 12) collected 54 runs within the final three overs to take their facet to an imposing whole on a tough double-paced monitor.
Pollard cleared the fence twice, whereas Coulter-Nile smashed two boundaries within the 18th over bowled by Arshdeep Singh.
The Australian all-rounder then picked up two boundaries as Mumbai Indians collected 12 runs within the penultimate over. The large West Indian then smacked two sixes and a 4 within the closing over to cap a 20-run over and end the innings on a excessive.
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