The craze for IPL 2021 begins on April 9, 2021 with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. IPL 2021 returns to India after a gap of nearly two years. Last year, the tournament was played in UAE due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, the tournament will be played at 6 venues across the country. IPL 2021 will observe 8 teams playing a total of 60 matches among themselves for the trophy.
Mumbai Indians are the defending champions of IPL 2021. Last year in IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians won the trophy after defeating Delhi Capitals in the final. Mumbai Indians won their record 5th title in IPL 2020, the most by any team so far. Here we take a look at IPL 2020 and talk about the 3 most exciting matches of IPL 2020.
IPL: 3 Most Exciting Matches Of IPL 2020
Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab (Dubai Int. Cricket Stadium)
Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab was the first game in IPL 2020 that ended in a tie. While batting first, Delhi Capitals’ top order totally failed to perform. At 13-3, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant handled the batting for Delhi Capitals. Iyer scored 39 while Pant scored 31. Later, Marcus Stoinis smashed an incredible fifty (53) off 21 balls, which took Delhi Capitals to 157-8 in 20 overs. Batting second, Mayank Agarwal scored 89 runs for Kings XI Punjab. However, on the final ball, Agarwal needed to score 1 run for victory. He was caught out on Marcus Stoinis’ delivery and the match went to the super over.
Kagiso Rabada bowled the super over for Delhi Capitals. He dismissed KL Rahul on the 2nd ball and bowled Nicholas Pooran on the 3rd ball. With just 3 runs to win, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant came out to bat for Delhi Capitals. Pant managed to score the winning runs in just 2 balls and Delhi Capitals won the match in the end.