In the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), there were two matches on Sunday and both were decided in the super overs. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match. The second match of the day was between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab where two super overs were thrown for the first time and Punjab won the historic match. Mumbai scored 176 runs in their first innings losing six wickets in 20 overs. Punjab needed two runs to win the last ball. Taking the second run, Chris Jordan (13) was run out and the match reached the super over.In the first super over, Punjab batted first and scored five runs, losing both wickets. Mumbai too could score only five runs in the super over. After this, the decision of the match came out in the second super over.
In the second super over, Mumbai scored 11 runs, batting first. Punjab scored the required runs in four balls.This is the first time in the IPL that two super overs have been played in a match.
Mumbai, batting first, in 20 overs with the help of Quinton de Kock (53 runs, 43 balls, three fours, three sixes), Keran Pollard (34 not out, 12 balls), Nathan Coulter Nile (24 not out, 12 balls). Scored 176 at the loss of six wickets. Punjab fought till the last but the match was tied.
Captain Lokesh Rahul for Punjab scored 77 runs off 51 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes.
Manik Aggarwal (11) was bowled by Jaspreet Bumrah to bring Mumbai the first success. It was a big wicket for Punjab as Mayank is one of the few Punjab batsmen who are in form.
Chris Gayle (24) also could not last long. His catch was caught by Trent Boult off Rahul Chahar. Niklos Pooran (24) hit two sixes, but before he could be more dangerous for Mumbai, Rohit called Jaspreet Bumrah to end Puran's innings.
Glenn Maxwell could not do anything in this match. Chahar took his wicket.
Now the team's full expectations were from Captain Rahul, but he once again did the same thing by bolding the work Bumrah is known for.
Punjab needed nine runs in the last over, but Trent Boult gave the match a mere eight runs in the super over.
Quinton de Kock bat again for Mumbai. After the early dismissals of Rohit Sharma (9), Suryakumar Yadav (0), and Ishaan Kishan (7), De Kock had a big responsibility on the shoulders which he played brilliantly and pulled out of the event with Krunal Pandya (34). Both shared a 58-run partnership.
Krunal was caught by Ravi Bishnoi in the hands of Deepak Hooda. Hardik Pandya (8) also could not last long. De Cock was also dismissed after him.
The team's score was 116/5 in 15.3 overs and from here onwards Punjab tried to stop Mumbai from scoring big scores, but they couldn't remain under Keran Pollard. Pollard also joined Nathan Coulter Nile. Pollard hit one four and four sixes in his innings. Nathan hit four fours.