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PICS: Kings XI sink Mumbai Indians in 'Super' thriller

Last updated on: October 19, 2020 01:08 IST
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Images from Sunday's IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab, in Dubai.

Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal embrace after Kings XI clinch victory over MUmbai Indians via the second Super over in Sunday's IPL match in Dubai

IMAGE: Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal embrace after Kings XI clinch victory over Mumbai Indians via the second Super over in Sunday's IPL match in Dubai. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Kings XI Punjab edged past Mumbai Indians in one of the most thrilling finishes in IPL history, clinching victory in the second Super Over after the match and the first Super Over finished in a tie, in Dubai, on Sunday.

 

Kings XI messed up an easy run chase with eight needed from the final over and five wickets in hand as Trent Boult bowled a superb final over.

Chris Jordan was run-out off the last ball with Kings XI needing two runs for victory as the match finished in a tie and the Super Over was used to decide the winner.

Jasprit Bumrah bowled yorkers after yorkers and Punjab could score just five runs in the Super Over. But Mohammed Shami matched Bumrah's brilliant performance with a cracking Super Over of his own, as Punjab sensationally defended five runs, with Quinton de Kock run-out off the final delivery. 

Mayank Agarwal celebrates after hitting the winning runs for Kings XI in the second Super over

IMAGE: Mayank Agarwal celebrates after hitting the winning runs for Kings XI Punjab in the second Super over. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

In the second Super over, as per the rules, the batsmen and bowlers who were part of the action in the first Super Over could not come out to bat or bowl.

Mumbai sent Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya to bat in the second Super Over and they managed 11 runs from the over. Mayank Agarwal came up with a stunning effort on the boundary off the last ball to deny Pollard a six at deep midwicket and save some crucial runs for his team.

Chasing 12 for victory, Chris Gayle hit Trent Boult for a six off the first ball while Agarwal finished off the game with two boundaries in a row.

Punjab, who had made it a habit of choking at the end, finally managed to prevail in a close finish as they registered just their third win in nine games.

KL Rahul is bowled by Jasprit Bumrah

IMAGE: KL Rahul is bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Earlier, KL Rahul continued his good form in the IPL as he stroked 77 from 51 balls to keep his team in control of the run chase before they messed up at the end.

Bumrah was instrumental in pegging back Kings XI as he took 3-24, while leg-spinner Rahul Chahar claimed 2-33.

The in-form Quinton de Kock hit 53 from 43 balls to guide Mumbai Indians to 176-6 after they had elected to bat.

Nathan Coulter-Nile takes the catch to dismiss Nicholas Pooran.

IMAGE: Nathan Coulter-Nile takes the catch to dismiss Nicholas Pooran. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

This was only the second time in IPL that the Super Over was also tied, while this was the first instance that the second Super Over was played.

The Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders match in the 2014 IPL in Abu Dhabi also finished in a tie, while the Super Over was also tied before Royals were declared winners on the boundary count.

Quinton de Kock

IMAGE: Mumbai Indians opener Quinton de Kock dispatches one to the boundary during the IPL match against Kings XI Punjab, in Dubai, on Sunday. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Earlier, opener Quinton de Kock continued his rich vein of form, scoring a 43-ball 53, before Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile provided the late flourish as Mumbai Indians posted 176 for 6.

De Kock hit three fours and as many sixes for his fourth fifty of the tournament to anchor the innings before Pollard (34 not out off 12 balls) and Coulter-Nile (24 not out off 12) added 57 runs off 21 balls in the death overs to lift Mumbai past the 170-run mark.

Rohit Sharma is bowled by Arshdeep Singh.

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma is bowled by Arshdeep Singh. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Opting to bat, Mumbai were in a spot of bother when they were reduced to 43 for 3, but De Kock and Krunal Pandya (34 off 30) shared a 58-run stand to steady the ship.

It was the pace duo of Arshdeep Singh (2/35) and Mohammed Shami (2/30) who provided the early breakthroughs, dismissing Rohit Sharma (9) and Suryakumar Yadav (0) respectively to reduce the defending champions to 24 for two in 3.3 overs.

New-man Ishan Kishan then became Arshdeep's second victim when he was caught at deep third man while trying to go for a upper cut as Mumbai ended the powerplay on 43 for 3.

Kieron Pollard

IMAGE: Kieron Pollard sends one of the four sixes he hit into the stands. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Krunal was promoted up the order and he hit his first six when he deposited Chris Jordon's third ball to the stands over deep extra cover. He then picked up a four off Glenn Maxwell in the next over.

With the spin duo of Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi bowling in tandem, Mumbai Indians picked the odd boundaries but couldn't completely free their arms.

When part-time spinner Deepak Hooda was given an over, his short delivery was sent out of the park by de Kock, while Ashwin conceded 16 runs in his first two overs.

But Bishnoi broke the partnership in his second over when he had Krunal caught at deep square leg.

Nicholas Pooran takes the catch to dismiss Hardik Pandya.

IMAGE: Nicholas Pooran takes the catch to dismiss Hardik Pandya. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Hardik Pandya (8) came to the crease and straight away hit the last ball of the over for a six to bring up the team’s hundred.

De Kock then hit a four and a six off Ashwin and ran a single to complete his fourth fifty of this IPL.

However, Shami returned to get rid of Hardik, while Jordon removed de Kock as Mumbai slipped to 119 for 6 in the 17th over.

Pollard then clobbered Arshdeep for successive sixes and Coulter-Nile hit two fours as Mumbai amassed 22 runs in the 18th over.

Two more fours off Shami by Coulter-Nile helped them pick 19 runs in the penultimate over, while Pollard blasted Jordon for two sixes and a four as another 20 runs came from the last over.

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