Mumbai Indians (MI) faced Kings XI Punjab in the 36th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday (October 18).
Opting to bat first, MI posted 176/6 in 20 overs. Opener Quinton de Kock was the top-scorer with 43-ball 53. Krunal Pandya (34 off 30 balls), Kieron Pollard (34* off 12 balls) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (24* off 12 balls) also made significant contributions to the total.
For KXIP, Mohammad Shami was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 2 wickets by conceding 30 runs in his four overs. Arshdeep Singh also took a couple of scalps by giving away 35 runs in his three overs.
Chasing the target, Kings XI were cruising when skipper KL Rahul (77 off 51 balls) and Chris Gayle (24) were at the crease. But as soon as their partnership was broken, KXIP failed to keep the required run-rate under check and lost Nicholas Pooran (24) and Glenn Maxwell in quick succession.
Thanks to Deepak Hooda (23* off 16 balls) and Chris Jordan’s (13 off 8 balls) effort in the death overs, Punjab managed to tie the match on the last delivery.
In the one-over eliminator, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami exhibited their brilliance, conceding only 5 runs each as the game went into another Super-Over.
In the second Super-Over, KXIP dominated MI. Chris Jordan gave away 11 runs against Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard while Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal took just four balls to knock off the runs versus Trent Boult.
Cricket experts were left speechless as KXIP defeated the defending champions in Super-Over 2.0.
Check out the reactions:
Even the super over wasn’t ready to choose between the two teams https://t.co/9c4PaYiJLT the end two point went to the team which required it the most #KingsXiPunjab #klrahul #deepakhooda #mohammedshami #MayankAgarwal #Gayle
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 18, 2020
Tested cricket skills and ability. Tested presence of mind and calmness even more….
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 18, 2020
Never ever a Super Sunday like this! Not one but 3 #SuperOver . Cricket and IPL you beauty! #KXIPvsMI #KXIPvMI #KXIP #IPLinUAE Well done @mipaltan and @lionsdenkxip for such a great game.
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 18, 2020
Mayank Mayank….team ko mile do ank. Saved a four. Hit two fours. Gayle’s six. #KXIP have won. There isn’t a #KXIP game without the drama. Waaaah waaaah. 6 points in 9 games and #KXIP is on #6. #IPL2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 18, 2020
Great game of cricket. Super performances by both the teams, very very thrilling. Well done guys! #MIvKXIP #IPLT20 @IPL
— Suresh Raina???????? (@ImRaina) October 18, 2020
Great game ever.. thank you both the teams @lionsdenkxip @mipaltan for such a brilliant game.. BAAP of all the games @IPL it can’t get better thn this .. ufff finally it’s over.. Well done ????
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 18, 2020
It’s great to wake up after a Super Super Super Over Sunday. BOOM BOOM-Shami, you beauties – @Jaspritbumrah93 @MdShami11 #MIvKXIP #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/7iNR4HPuQH
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) October 18, 2020
Was the World Cup final of 2019 a beter game or #mivskxip ? Unbelievable scenes today #ipl is here to stay Amazing effort by both teams @Jaspritbumrah93 game changer for @mipaltan and @klrahul11 for Punjab great finish world boss @henrygayle @mayankcricket #IPL2020 #supersunday
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 18, 2020
Today, cricket is the real winner!! It has been a Super Over Sunday. Two super overs in #MIvsKXIP game and @lionsdenkxip wins it in style. Congratulations to KXIP and hard luck @mipaltan #IPL2020 @IPL
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) October 18, 2020
And that’s why @IPL is the best league in the world #IPL2020 ..period ????????????
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) October 18, 2020
Agarwal ji ka jawaab nahi.
Great save on the boundary and doing it with calmness with the Universe Boss in the second super over. What a Sunday !#MIvsKXIP
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2020
That’s IPL cricket for you???????? WOW!
— Lungi Ngidi (ung’bukani wena????) (@NgidiLungi) October 18, 2020