On an evening of unbelievable drama, Kings XI Punjab opener Mayank Agarwal produced a second of magic on the sphere that not solely dropped some jaws but in addition performed a large position within the aspect successful simply their third match of the season and at last getting off the underside of the desk. When a sport goes all the way down to two Tremendous Overs — for the primary time ever — it goes with out saying that the margins are about as small as they get. Each wicket and each run counts. With KXIP bowling first within the second Tremendous Over, Mayank Agarwal put his physique on the road to point out unbelievable athleticism and save 4 essential runs.
On the final ball of the Tremendous Over, when Mumbai Indians’ Kieron Pollard walloped a low full toss in the direction of the mid-wicket boundary, it appeared like a certain six, however Agarwal leaped as much as seize the ball excessive above his head, and with momentum carrying him over the boundary line, threw it again into the sphere. Pollard managed to run two, and what would have been a complete of 15, was now 11.
There was concern, as Agarwal seemed in ache, however he got here out to bat for KXIP, and hit two boundaries as they chased down the 12-run goal with two balls to spare.
Watch Agarwal’s unbelievable fielding effort right here:
The fielding requirements have been top-notch on this #IPL2020. This unbelievable cease by Mayank Agarwal is an affidavit of that. He saved his group essential runs within the #SuperOver in opposition to #MumbaiIndians. #MIvKXIP #KXIPvsMI @mayankcricket @lionsdenkxip @mipaltan @IPL pic.twitter.com/dAssDxff3y
— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) October 19, 2020
With Jonty Rhodes as their fielding coach, it’s no shock that KXIP have been good within the division.
Earlier within the event, Nicholas Pooran had produced a surprising save on the boundary line to disclaim Sanju Samson a six, regardless that Rajasthan Royals ultimately went on to win the match.
KXIP’s win over Mumbai Indians was their second win on the trot, and third within the season, they usually have now moved as much as the sixth place, tied on six factors with SunRisers Hyderabad, Chennai Tremendous Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
They subsequent tackle table-toppers Delhi Capitals on Tuesday when they’ll look to hold on their late-season resurgence.
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