Mayank Agarwal, India and Kings XI Punjab opener, believes that his sides’ victory against the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, should go down in history as it saw back-to-back Super Overs.
The fixture between KXIP and Mumbai Indians went down to the wire as not only the actual 20-over game ended in a tie but also the first Super Over ended in a deadlock, leading to yet another one over shootout. Mayank Agarwal was, however, happy that his side ended up on the winning note.
“I think there are so many emotions running through our heads. It’s unbelievable. I think this game has to go down in history. I think for the first time we have played a Super Over followed by a Super Over. We are happy that we are on the good side of it,” Mayank Agarwal said in a video posted by KXIP’s official Twitter handle.
Chasing 176, Kings XI Punjab managed the same score after Chris Jordan was run out on the last ball with his side 1 to tie and two for a victory.
The first Super Over saw Jasprit Bumrah restrict KXIP for 5 runs. Mohammed Shami’s brilliant over, where he matched Bumrah for yorkers and KL Rahul’s brilliant run out of Quinton de Kock on the last ball ensured that we went into yet another Super Over.
Mayank Agarwal’s brilliant save at the boundary and Chris Jordan’s yorkers ensured that MI managed 11 in the next Super Over, which was easily chased down by Chris Gayle and Mayank himself.
The stylish opener revealed his teams’ thought process before approaching the second Super Over.
”The only thing in our head was whatever they score, we got to chase it. I spoke to Chris Gayle and we decided we are just going to go and when he got a six off the first ball it was pressure off us and pressure on them and we were just looking to still hit the ball and watch the ball and execute the plans and it did work for us.” Agarwal signed off.