RCB vs MI: Rohit Sharma explains why Ishaan Kishan did not come to bat in the super over
IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: Ishan Kishan played a brilliant innings of 99 runs on just 58 balls.© BCCI / IPL
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said that Ishaan Kishan was not sent to bat in the super over, as the latter was “bowled out”. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians went into the Super Over when both teams scored 201 runs in their scheduled 20 overs. RCB won the Super Over after chasing an eight-run target at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. Despite scoring a brilliant 99 off just 58 balls, Ishaan Kishan, who was dismissed in the last over, did not come out to bat in the super over.
He was replaced by Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. After Pollard was dismissed, Rohit came to bat and Mumbai Indians managed to score just seven runs in the Super Over.
“It was a great game. When we started with the bat we were not in the game at all. Great innings by Ishaan to get us back. Polly was fantastic as always. Just we were not able to get off to a good start, I thought. That we can. Rohit said in the post-match presentation that we have 200 with the bat.
“With Polly being around, anything can happen, and Ishaan can kill it. We had confidence that we could do it. They held their nerves, although we pressured. (Kishan) passed out. And he was not comfortable for Super. He said he was not feeling fresh and Hardik trusted someone who we throw long balls at.
Pollard also played a crucial innings of 60 runs in just 24 balls. Mumbai Indians will now take on Kings XI Punjab on 1 October.