The 36th match of the Indian Premier League 2020 was recorded in history. The match was played twice between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. This is the first time in the history of IPL that a Superover has been played twice in the same match. However, for the third time, the Punjab team won the match and won the match and scored two important runs.
In this match played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Mumbai team won the toss and batting first, scored 176 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in the prescribed 20 overs. In response to this score, when the Punjab team came out to bat, the captain KL Rahul and Chris Gayle put the match away from Mumbai but from the bowling in the final overs, Punjab’s team ended the 20 overs at the loss of 6 wickets. 176 runs were scored and thus the match was tied.
The first superover between the two teams was played after the tie. In the Superover from the Punjab side, KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran came to bat, while Jasprit Bumrah took the command in the bowling. Puran, however, could not contribute much. After this, Deepak Hooda came for the second wicket with Rahul only able to score a total of 5 runs.
For the Punjab team, defending just six runs, Mohammad Shami bowled strongly and allowed Mumbai to score only 5 runs and thus the match was tied for the second time.
In the second super over, Mumbai batted first and scored 11 runs. Punjab won the match by scoring 12 runs off four balls. This is the first time in IPL history that a second super over has been played after a tie over.
Lokesh Rahul scored the highest 77 for Punjab. Rahul faced 51 balls in his innings, hitting seven fours and three sixes.
Quinton de Kock scored 53 off 43 balls for Mumbai. His innings included three fours and three sixes.
Apart from them, Krunal Pandya and Keran Pollard scored 34-34. Nathan Coulter Nile also contributed an unbeaten 24 runs. Pollard also returned unbeaten with him. Pollard and Nile scored 62 runs in the final five overs.
For Punjab, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep took two wickets each.
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