IPL: Three super-overs in a day, two in one match!

Kings XI Punjab beats Mumbai Indians in double Super-Over contest in the IPL, while Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL classics – Kolkata Knight Riders held Sunrisers Hyderabad for a tie, eventually beating them in the super-over by a fantastic performance from their Man of the Match, Lockie Ferguson.

Later, Kings XI, Punjab managed to defeat Mumbai Indians in a hard-fought match, including two super-overs.

Another IPL Masterclass

Another IPL masterclass performance is seen this Sunday on 19th October 2020. Lockie Ferguson of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was named the Man of the Match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a thriller.

Conceding only 15 runs in his four-over spell, Ferguson took three wickets. Not only this, but Ferguson also did well in the super-over, taking two wickets and giving just two runs.

The Kiwi’s incredibly fast 150 KM/H above deliveries have always been challenging to play. With the correct line and length, his deliveries are almost “unplayable.”

IPL thriller

While KKR manages to beat SRH in the super-over after Lockie Ferguson’s fantastic performance, we saw some real IPL drama in the next game. A memorable day indeed, for everyone.

While on the one hand, it was a “do or die” match aiming to qualify for the eliminators for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

On the other hand, it was an opportunity for Mumbai Indians (MI) to go to the table’s top, and this could not have been any closer and thrilling.

IPL fans could not have asked for a better Sunday. After witnessing an already exceptional thriller between KKR and SRH that was decided after an eventually comfortable super-over for the KKR, fans didn’t see what was coming their way.

The game between KXIP and MI took a sharp turn near the closing overs. Even though the struggling Kings Xi team managed to reach their target, 176 runs, they couldn’t just finish it off as a typical game.

The Kings XI skipper, KL Rahul played a remarkable inning 77 runs off 51 balls; it was the time for a super-over. Mumbai Indians bowler Jasprit Bumrah bowls an incredible over, taking wickets of Kings XI skipper K L Rahul and West Indian hard hitter Nicholas Pooran.

The double drama begins

Punjab only got five runs to defend, and it was time for Mohamed Shami to show his class. Shami bowls an incredible over and restricting Mumbai Indians regular openers Rohit Sharma (also the skipper) and Quinton De Kock from scoring more than five runs, making it a tie again!

The second super-over starts, and this time it’s Chris Jordan of England at the bowling end for KXIP. After the dismissal of Hardik PandyaKieron Pollard manages to take the target to 12. Mayank Aggarwal saves four runs for KXIP on the last ball with an incredible effort on the boundary.

Chris Gayle started with a six on Trent Boult. Mayank finished it off with two consecutive boundaries after Gayle gave him the strike. Punjab captain KL Rahul named Man of the Match. He expresses his emotions through a tweet.

Kings XI move from eighth to sixth with six points. However, Mumbai Indians hold the second position with 12 points. For the full points table, visit Crickbuzz.

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