It was a ‘Super Over’ fest in IPL 2020 – SRH v/s KKR and KXIP against MI. The IPL teams suddenly decided that there is not enough excitement and resolved to have two super over matches on the same day.
Match 35 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v/s Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR batting first had a sedate start and were bogged down by some good bowling by Vijay Shankar (1/20) and Rashid Khan (1/28) and were at one stage 105/4 at the end of 15 overs, and not looking good due to the cheap dismissal of Andre Russell who failed yet again. Some good hitting by Morgan and Dinesh Karthik helped KKR to 163/5 as they scored around 60 runs in the last five over.
SRH started steadily with both Bairstow and Williamson playing well and putting on 58 runs in the first six overs. But some very good bowling by Lockie Ferguson (3/15) kept KKR in play as SRH stumbled to 109/5 after the loss of Shankar’s wicket. It was then left to David Warner’s heroics’ that SRh were able to tie the game as they scored 7 off the last 3 deliveries for a tie and move to the fist super over of the day.
Super Over: The super over turned to be a disappointment for SRH as both Warner and Samad got out to Ferguson and they managed only 2 runs in their super over ultimately gifting the game to KKR.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are in 4th position and Kolkata Knight Riders move to 3rd position in the points table.
IPL 2020 Points Table (After Match# 36)
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||9||6||3||0||-0.096||12|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||9||5||4||0||-0.607||10|
|Kings XI Punjab||9||3||6||0||-0.313||6|
|Chennai Super Kings||9||3||6||0||-0.386||6|
Match 36 – Mumbai Indians v/s Kings XI Punjab
Mumbai Indians started slow and then ended with a flourish with Pollard joining the party with 34 of 12 balls, including 4 big sixes. Nathan Coulter-Nile, in his second match of the tournament, remained unbeaten on 24 off 12 deliveries. Together they added 57 runs for the seventh wicket and MI ended up with 176/6 after 20 overs.
KL Rahul showed why is the top batsman of the tournament by holding the run chase together. He scored 77 off 55 balls before being clean bowled off a Jasprit Bumrah yorker at 149kph. At the end of 12 overs, Punjab reached 105/2 and needed 72 off 48 deliveries.
Needed 2 for a win off the last delivery, Kings XI managed 1 run after Jordan got run-out while taking the 2nd one.
Super Over Drama
Super Over #1: In the first super over, an excellent bowling by Bumrah who dismissed both Kl Rahul and Pooran and gave MI an easy chance to just score 6 runs for a win. But Sami rose to the occasion and equally incredible over as KXIP defended the five runs to take the match to a second Super Over.
Super Over #2: Kieron Pollard helped MI score 11/1 in the second Super Over bowled by Chris Jordan as players who played in the previous super over couldn’t play this one. Chris Gayle then hit the first ball bowled by Trent Boult for a six before Mayank Agarwal hit successive fours as KXIP notched up an incredible win to keep their IPL play-off hopes alive.
Kings XI Punjab is struggling at 6th position while Mumbai Indians are well set at 2nd spot