IPL 2020 : MI vs KXIP Match Highlights

Mayank Agarwal celebrates after hitting the winning shot for KXIP in the second Super Over of the match against MI. Sportzpics

Mayank Agarwal celebrates after hitting the winning shot for KXIP in the second Super Over of the match against MI. Sportzpics

A T20 in which the victor was eventually decided after 44 overs of breathtaking cricket.

This was followed by a match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians and not one but two super overs were required to settle this one.

After the scores were tied at 176 in the 20 overs/side contest, the game headed into the first Super Over. Chris Gayle (24) and Nicholas Pooran (24) made useful contributions. Jasprit Bumrah, who had earlier returned the figures of 3/24, was handed the ball by MI.

Rahul started the proceedings with a single before Pooran got out on the second ball. The next three balls saw MI concede 4 runs. The game seemed to be slipping away from Mumbai and Rohit handed the ball to Bumrah who bowled a ideal in-swinging yorker at the base of off stump to provide the all-important wicket. Not even close. Shami kept Rohit and De Kock to singles for the first three balls then nailed his yorker to Rohit for a priceless dot ball. Mumbai made 11 for the loss of one wicket.

The laws dictate that a second Super Over requires a change of bowler and batsmen so Jordan took the ball for Kings XI with Pollard, perhaps surprisingly overlooked for the first one-over shootout, and Hardik Pandya in for Mumbai. In the end, Punjab won the match in the second Super Over. Boult had held his nerve to take it to the last ball and hit his yorker again, Jordan pushed it out towards long on but seemed to take a long route back for the second.

New man Ishan Kishan then became Arshdeep's second victim when he was caught at deep third man while trying to go for an upper cut as MI ended the powerplay at 43 for 3.

Earlier, after electing to bat, MI scored 176/6 on the back of de Kock's 53.

De Kock (53 from 43 balls) and Krunal Pandya (34 from 30) guided them out of trouble with the South African reaching his half-century before holing out off Jordan (1-32).

While the two put up a 58-run stand, they got out in the space of 20 runs. However, Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile hammered 54 runs in the last three overs, with Pollard scoring an unbeaten 34 off 12 balls and Coulter-Nile chipping in with 24 not out of 12.

Chris Gayle then hit the first ball bowled by Trent Boult for a six before Mayank Agarwal cracked successive fours as KXIP notched up an incredible win to keep their IPL play-off hopes alive.

The chase was as usual fashioned by Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul (77: 51b, 7x4, 3x6).

Rahul and Pooran then added 33 runs together. The big West Indian then smacked two sixes and a four in the final over to cap a 20-run over and finish the innings on a high.

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