Mayank Agarwal has been re-writing history with his performances for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). He has been exceptional with the bat in his hand and his timing of the ball has been as good as there is. Apart from it, his contribution on the field adds a lot of value and on Sunday, he exactly showed as to why he’s an asset for KXIP.
Sunday was no less than a carnival for all the cricket lovers. As some of the giants of the Indian Premier League took to the field, the world witnessed three super overs in one single day to bring joy to the people who adore the sport. Especially, the second match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab that had two super overs came as the cherry on the cake.
Both the teams had scored the same number of runs in the regulated overs, and in the first super over. Thus, the game went into the second super over and Mayank Agarwal’s piece of brilliance handed KXIP one of the most famous wins of the tournament.
Mayank Agarwal’s Fielding Effort That Won The Game For KXIP
It was on the final ball of the second super over when Mumbai Indians were batting in the first innings and Kieron Pollard hit a strong shot towards the deep-mid wicket. However, Mayank Agarwal was standing on the boundary and he pounced on the ball and in mid-air, he threw the ball away from the boundary line to save 4 runs for his team.
The commentators were in shock when they saw this breath-taking moment on the filed and Mumbai Indians thus finished on 11 runs instead of 15 in the second super over. This somewhat instilled the confidence in the KXIP batsmen as Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal chased the target in the second super over with a couple of ball remaining and handed Punjab one of the greatest wins in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Watch the video of Mayank’s brilliance here:
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Kings XI Punjab won their third game of the tournament on Sunday and they will now look to maintain the winning run as even one loss from here will prove fatal for them in this year’s tournament. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, won’t be too bothered with the loss as they are very much on the verge of qualifying for the playoffs.