IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians and Kings Xi Punjab played out two Super Overs to find the winners.
However, there were two Super Heroes for Kings XI in the Super Overs- Mohammad Shami and Mayank Agarwal.
After both the team tied at 176 for six after regulation time, the Super Over was required to find the winner.
MI played the first Super Over with Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock and Kings XI deputed Shami to bowl the over.
But, nobody has thought the Kings XI pacer could defend 5 runs against Rohit and De Kock, who had made a fluent fifty earlier in the night.
Mumbai selected Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya for the second Super Over with Chris Jordan operating with the ball for Punjab. Jordan too was effective with his yorkers, although not to the level of Shami.
In the last ball of the second super over, Pollard hammered a low full toss from Jordan to deep mid-wicket when the scoreboard read 9/1. Six. Or everyone thought as much.
Mayank Agarwal blocked the ball mid-air and pushed back into play before he touched the ground and Arshdeep Singh collected the ball and powered to back the wicketkeeper.
Mumbai took two runs to end the second Super Over at 11/1. The score could have easily been 15/1 had it not been for that amazing effort by Mayank.
It might or might not have made a difference to the eventual outcome but that piece of fielding certainly made Kings XI’s task that much easier.