KXIP vs MI: Two Super Over matches for the first time in IPL history, it was a thriller

KXIP vs MI: Two Super Over matches for the first time in IPL history, it was a thriller

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For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), two super overs were played in a single match and it was a feat in the 36th match of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on Sunday. Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 166 runs for the loss of six wickets. After Quinton Dick’s (53) half-century for the team, Mumbai’s challenging overs were bowled by Caron Pollard’s Atron Batting (34 off 12 balls) and Nathan Coulter-Neil (24 off 12 balls). Pollard and Coulter-Neil put on an unbeaten 57 off the last 21 balls. Even after chasing the target, after Rahul’s innings of 77 off 51 balls, Punjab could score 166 runs in 20 overs.

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After that, in the first super over, both teams scored five runs each. Jaspreet Bumrah bowled for Mumbai and Mohammad Shami for Punjab in the first super over. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya batted for Mumbai in the second super over, while Chris Jordan bowled for Punjab. Mumbai lost Pandya’s wicket in this over and scored 11 runs. This time Pollard played a big shot to the end, but Mayank Agarwal converted six runs from brilliant fielding to two runs on the boundary.

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Punjab had a 12-run target for the win for which Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle came to bat, Trent bowled for Mumbai. Gayle put pressure on Mumbai with a six off the first ball. Gayle took a run off the second ball, but Mayank hit the third and fourth balls to give the team the win.

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