IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: Royal Challengers Bangalore Seals Dramatic Super Over Victory against Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had to wait until the Super Over to defeat Mumbai Indians (MI) for their consistency in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Dubai Indian Stadium. In what was termed as the Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma clash, fans had to wait until the last minute in this drama-filled match. Before the Super Over, RCB looked set to win the match, but the final over blitzkrieg by Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard tied the match. MI initially won the toss and were selected to bowl. Devdutt Padikkal once again scored a half-century, while AB de Villiers and Shivam Dubey scored 201 runs for RCB. Meanwhile, Washington proved to be important for Sundar Kohli.
After being sent to bat first, Paddikkal and Aaron Finch gave RCB a good start, with the Australian scoring 52 off 35 balls. Padikkal also hit seven boundaries, including five fours and two sixes. The Indian batsman scored 54 runs off 40 balls. Meanwhile Finch hit seven fours and a six. The partnership of the two proved crucial for RCB, with Trent Boult taking his crucial wicket.
RCB captain Kohli kept on with his poor run in the ongoing tournament after being caught out by Rohit Sharma off Rahul Chahar. Kohli could score only three runs off 11 balls.
AB de Villiers and Shivam Dubey completed RCB’s total with 55 runs and 27 runs respectively. The two maintained their partnership until the end, helping RCB to finish on 201/3, aiming for 202 runs.
Mumbai got off to a great start, losing the quick wickets of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock. Both were eliminated by Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana and Yuzvendra Chahal respectively.
It was only after Kishan’s arrival that MI’s chase began. Hardik Pandya was out for 15 off Adam Zampa, Pollard came in to form a stable partnership with Kishan.
Kishan slammed Pollard for 99 off the second last ball of the 20th over to take the tie in the super over and sent Pollard back with a six off the second ball of the 20th over. MI ended on 201/5.
MI batted first in the super over and Navdeep Saini bowled brilliantly as he took the wicket of Pollard and held him to just 7 runs.
RCB had to wait till the fourth ball in the second super over, after de Villiers hit a four off Jasprit Bumrah.
In the last delivery, Kohli hit a four to seal the match for his team.
RCB completed the super over in 11 overs with no loss.
In their next match, MI will face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on 1 October, meanwhile, RCB will face Rajasthan Royals (RR) on 3 October.