The IPL 2020 match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab will go down as one of the most thrilling contest in the history of the competition. It took two Super Overs to separate both the sides as KXIP finally came out on top. KXIP all-rounder Chris Jordan played a bizarre hand in taking the match to the Super Over.
The Englishman drew a lot of flak from the cricket fraternity after taking the second long run while KXIP needed two runs to win. Jordan was run out while trying to complete the second run via a longer route which he failed after being ran out. It took the game to a Super Over with the results being tied.
I actually lost my footing on my turn at the non-striker’s end: Chris Jordan
Jordan said that it might be baffling to see from the outside that he took a longer route in pursuit of the second run but be had lost his footing on his turn at the non-striker’s end. He also added that in such situation if he tried to go back in the same direction then he would have slipped and fallen down.
“I know watching from the outside, that route I took to come back for the second looked baffling,” Jordan told Wisden.com.
“But I actually lost my footing on my turn at the non-striker’s end. If I’d tried to go back in the same direction I definitely would have slipped up and fallen down. I changed my line to get back to the other end and almost made it; the ball hit my foot on the way too so I thought it deflected which is why I didn’t dive, and it was just short.”
By the virtue of the victory in the second Super Over KXIP are alive in the competition and registered a hat-trick of victories.