The 36th match of IPL 2020 was played between Punjab and Mumbai on 18th October at Dubai International stadium. Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians, while Lokesh Rahul captained Kings XI Punjab.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat first. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock initiated the inning for MI, but this pair could offer the desired start to the team. Rohit got out at an individual score of 9 runs in the 3rd over of the inning only. Suryakumar Yadav came to bat but failed again and returned to the pavilion without scoring a run. Ishan Kishan, who replaced Yadav, also got out in the 6th over, and hence the score of the team was 38/3. On one end, de Kock was playing well. Krunal Pandya joined him, and they both made a good partnership, but in the 14th over, Pandya also got out at an individual score of 34 runs. Kieron Pollard came to pitch and managed to score well with de Kock. In the 17th over, de Kock also got out at a personal score of 53 runs. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pollard stayed on the pitch and completed 20 overs. MI made 176 runs in 20 overs at a loss of 6 wickets. From KXIP, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami got the highest two wickets.
To win the game, KXIP needed 177 runs in 20 overs. Mayank Agarwal and Lokesh Rahul started the inning well. In the 4th over, MI got its first wicket when Agarwal got out. He made 11 runs. Chris Gayle joined Rahul to carry the inning forward. They both played well. Gayle made 24 runs and got out in the 10th over. The score was 75/2, and KXIP was looking in command of the game. However, suddenly the game changed as Nicholas Pooran, and Glenn Maxwell got out early. Rahul and Deepak Hooda played well, but Rahul also got out in the 18th over. Chris Jordan joined Hooda, and before getting run out, they equaled the score of MI.
Hence there was a tie in the match. From MI, Jasprit Bumrah was the highest wicket-taker with 3 wickets.
For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League, we were going to watch a lot of drama and excitement on 18th October 2020. The match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab had tied and both the team headed to super over for the result. Kings XI Punjab came onto the ground to bat first and Bumrah was ready with his Yorkers from Mumbai Indians.
On the first ball of Bumrah, K L Rahul hit straight to the man at the cover and took a single. On the next ball, Pooran could not handle Bumrah’s pace and hit in the air, caught by Rahul Chahal. Rahul Chahal ran back and took a very good catch. Pooran was trying to hit the ball on the on-side but it got leading-edge and lost his wicket.
Kings XI Punjab lost his first wicket at 1 run from 2 balls. Then Hooda came onto the ground to bat. On the 3rd ball, K L Rahul took a single again on the fine leg. On the next ball, Hooda hit towards mid-wicket and wanted to take 2 runs but was denied by K L Rahul. Bumrah did a nice job by balling lower full-toss. K L Rahul succeeded to take 2 runs, Kings XI Punjab was at the score of 5 runs from 5 balls. On the last ball, K L Rahul was given Leg Before Wicket and lost his wicket. Finally, Kings XI Punjab made 5 runs at the loss of 2 wickets. Mumbai needed 6 runs to win the match.
Rohit Sharma and Q de Kock came to bat and Mohammad Shami was all set to bowl. Mohammad Shami bowled really well and gave only 4 runs from his 5 balls. Now, Mumbai needed 2 runs to win from a single ball. Q de Kock was facing Shami's last ball and hit towards the cover field. De Kock tried to take 2 runs but lost his wicket and given run out. It was not a great throw but great work done by the captain K L Rahul. That way, the match is again tied and headed to the second super over.
In the second super over, Pollard and Hardik Pandya came onto the ground to bat first from Mumbai Indian side. The ball was given to Jordan and he started with a yorker-length ball to Pollard. Pollard played it at the long-on field and made a single. Pollard hit a boundary on the 3rd ball of the over. Hardik Pandya was given run out on the next ball. Pollard again hit a great shot over the deep mid-wicket field but the great effort was made by Mayank Agrawal at the boundary and saved a six. Mumbai Indians set a target of 12 runs for Kings XI Punjab.
Chris Gayle and Mayank Agrawal were sent to bat from the side of Kings XI Punjab. Gayle hit six at the first ball of Trett Bolt over the long-on field. Now, Kings XI Punjab needed 6 runs from 5 balls. Then, Mayank Agrawal hit two back-to-back boundaries and King XI successfully achieved the win. So, Mumbai made 12 runs starting with a six, then a single, a boundary then again a boundary. K L Rahul became the Man of the Match for his 77 runs off 51 balls.
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