Mumbai Indians 176 with 6 (D Cock 53, Pollard 34 *, Krunal 34, Shami 2-30) Kings xi punjab 6 on 176 (Rahul 77, Bumrah 3-24)
Kings XI won second in two super overs
About three inches. All that stood between the Kings XI Punjab and the outright victory over Mumbai Indians. But they eventually got there. After two super overs.
The last ball saw a see-saw game. Chris Jordan struck out a yorker at long-on and had the opportunity to get the two runs needed to end the game. But he turned into one vast Circle, adding the distance that was required to cover it. The distance this entire game was running. Finally, he was about three inches short.
Jasprit Bumrah allowed just five runs in his bowling to set up a straight-up super-over chase, but Mohammed Shami had other ideas. With nothing behind him, he pushed this porn match to the second super over, yorker after yorker; And a total of three on the day. A piece of KL Rahul’s talent kept Quinton de Kock from completing the match-winning run.
Then it was Mayank Agarwal in the limelight, leaping high along the boundary of midwicket, he saved a certain six to bring down Kings XI’s target of 16 to 12 in the second super over. As if he was a massive FOMO, he also went out and helped chase down – poor Trent Boult, these tie-breakers never seem to work out for him – one of the most memorable nights in the IPL Came close to Anyone – at least from the camp of Kings XI – is going to sleep too much.
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