How Good Is IPL: Danielle Wyatt, Shane Watson Lead Twitter Reactions As KXIP Beat MI In Crazy Game

How Good Is IPL: Danielle Wyatt, Shane Watson Lead Twitter Reactions As KXIP Beat MI In Crazy Game

Trent Boult
Trent Boult (Credits: Twitter)

After 40 overs and the first super over could not separate the two teams, Kings XI Punjab finally beat Mumbai Indians in the second super over to end a crazy match on Sunday. After both the teams finished on 176 runs in their allotted 20 overs, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami came up with stunning displays to restrict each other’s team on five in the super over.

In the second super over, Mumbai Indians scored 11 and in reply KXIP finished the game with two balls remaining. Chris Gayle hit the first ball bowled by Trent Boult for a six before Mayank Agarwal dispatched the third and fourth deliveries for fours to end the game.

Chasing 177, KXIP were off to a quick start with their openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal adding 33 runs in 20 balls before Jasprit Bumrah dismissed the latter. It was followed by a 42-run stand between Rahul and Chris Gayle then added 42 runs for the second wicket before Rahul Chahal broke the stand by sending back the West Indian.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Credits: Twitter)

Nicholas Pooran started in a fine fashion by hitting two fours and two sixes but did not last long as he departed for 24. Glenn Maxwell soon joined him in the pavilion too after registering a two-ball duck, leaving KXIP reeling at 115 for 4. Rahul, on the other end, went on to compile another fifty but departed at a very crucial juncture.

After scoring 77, the KXIP skipper was sent back by Jasprit Bumrah when his side needed 24 runs from 15 balls. The equation was finally down to 9 balls from the last over but Deepak Hooda and Chris Jordan could only manage 8.

Earlier in the game, Mumbai Indians posted 176 for 6 in the allotted 20 overs after their skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. The defending champions were off to a disastrous start as they lost their skipper, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan for just 38 runs on the board.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav then steadied the ship by adding 58 runs for the fourth wicket before the latter was sent back by Ravi Bishnoi for 34. De Kock, on the other hand, went on to complete his fifty but he failed to accelerate the run-rate.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock [Photo-Twitter]
At the end of the 17th over, the score was only 122 for 6 with Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile in the middle. But in the last three overs, the duo collected 22 runs to power Mumbai Indians to a big total. Pollard smashed 34 off just 12 while Coulter-Nile smashed 24 off 12.

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