The secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Jay Shah mentioned that quality of cricket and the nail-biting finishes had been the hallmark of the 13th IPL 2020 which is being held in the UAE after rising COVID-19 cases in India.
As many as four matches have already been tied resulting in Super Over so far in IPL 2020 while the recent-held match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians went down to two Super Overs before KXIP won the match in the 2nd Super Over.
Jay Shah: Unbelievable To Witness 3 Super Overs On A Sunday
Jay Shah’s remark came as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated Mumbai Indians after the conclusion of the 2nd Super Over after scores were tied in regular 20 overs and the first Super Over.
Interestingly, the first game of the doubleheader on Sunday, 18th October too was decided after a Super Over. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 35th match of IPL 2020 which was a Super Over clash at Abu Dhabi.
Jay Shah said that three Super Overs on a Sunday were unbelievable to watch. Jay Shah tagged Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and four teams involved in Sunday’s three Super Overs.
With the win against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, KXIP have moved to sixth spot with six points in nine games now and will next take on Delhi Capitals at Dubai on Tuesday, October 20. On the other hand, Defending champions Mumbai Indians are at second spot with 12 points, two points short of top-placed Delhi Capitals, and will next face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday 23rd October.
Nail Biting Finishes In IPL 2020
The 2nd match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals saw the first Super Over in IPL 2020 with DC winning the match chasing only 3 runs to win after pacer Kagiso Rabada picked the wickets of KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran in Super Over. Both teams had identical scores of 157/8 in stipulated 20 overs.
A few matches later, the 10th match at Dubai between RCB and MI went into Super Over with Royal Challengers Bangalore winning in the last ball of the Super Over needing 8 to win after Navdeep Saini bowled well and picked up Kieron Pollard’s wicket.
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 2 runs after Glenn Maxwell of KXIP failed to hit a 6 to tie the match. Against SunRisers Hyderabad, Lockie Ferguson of Kolkata produced a fiery spell and picked up 3 wickets in SRH’s innings and then picked up two wickets in Super Over as well as KKR needed three runs to win which was easily achieved with 2 balls remaining.
The second match on the same day was again tied and went into Super Over when KXIP and MI scored identical 176/6 in 20 overs.
Mayank Agarwal scored successive boundaries after Chris Gayle’s six in the first ball of the 2nd Super Over as KXIP comfortably chased 12 to win in second Super Over. In the first Super Over, both sides scored only five runs after MI’s Jasprit Bumrah and KXIP’s Mohammed Shami bowled accurately and brilliantly.