In the 36th match of the IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai), which was one of the most thrilling matches in T20 cricket history as we experienced tie in the first Super Over, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) finally managed to beat the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the second Super Over of the match.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma chose to bat first after winning the toss and they managed the first innings total of 176/6 (20 overs). Chasing down that target, KXIP also scored 176/6 (20 overs).
In the first Super Over, both teams scored 5 runs as KXIP scored 5/2 and MI replied with 5/1. In the second Super Over, while MI scored 11/1, KXIP replied with 15/0 (4 balls) and finally secured the victory.
IPL 2020, Match 36: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab (MI vs KXIP) – Highlights
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) innings
In the 4th over of that innings, Jasprit Bumrah broke the 33 runs opening partnership after he bowled Mayank Agarwal (11). But skipper and another opener KL Rahul remained in the crease and helped his side to move the scoreboard continuously.
With Chris Gayle, Rahul put 42 runs partnership for the second wicket. Rahul Chahar dismissed Gayle for 24 runs. Then, Nicholas Pooran quickly scored 24 runs off 14 balls before Bumrah ended his journey in the 13th over of that innings. Glenn Maxwell once again failed to shine with the bat as he scored a duck.
Two balls before Maxwell’s dismissal, Rahul completed his fifty in 35 balls with a sixer. For the fifth wicket, Rahul and Deepak Hooda put the crucial 38 runs partnership. But in the crucial moment of the match, Bumrah bowled Rahul for 77 runs off 51 balls (7 fours and 3 sixes) as KXIP still had to score 24 runs off 15 balls.
But Deepak Hooda and Chris Jordan fought well in that final period. To win that game, they had to score 9 runs. On the final ball, they were two runs away from the victory but managed only one run as Jordan (13 off 8 balls) was just an inch away from the victory, who was ultimately run out. While the score was tied, Hooda remained not out on 23 runs off 16 balls.
Among the Mumbai Indians (MI) bowlers, only Jasprit Bumrah (3/24) and Rahul Chahar (2/33) managed to pick up wickets in that innings.
Mumbai Indians (MI) innings
The defending champions Mumbai Indians struggled in the powerplay as they scored 43/3 at the end of the first six overs. While skipper Rohit Sharma scored 9 runs, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan scored 0 and 7 runs respectively.
Opener Quinton de Kock and Krunal Pandya handled the post-powerplay situation very well as they set up the 58 runs partnership for the fourth wicket. In the 14th over, Ravi Bishnoi broke that partnership after taking the wicket of Krunal Pandya, who scored 34 runs off 30 balls. Then, Mohammed Shami dismissed Hardik Pandya, who scored only 8 runs.
On the other hand, De Kock scored his third consecutive fifty in 39 balls. After scoring 53 runs off 43 balls (3 fours and 3 sixes), De Kock was dismissed by Chris Jordan. At that stage, Mumbai Indians were struggling on 119/6.
In that late moment, Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile revived the side and set the challenging first innings total. While Pollard scored 34 not out off just 12 balls (only four and 4 sixes), Coulter-Nile scored 24 not out off 12 balls (4 fours).
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