M10 : RCB won it in the 2nd Super Over of IPL 2020
Can you believe it, how exciting this IPL is turning out to be? 2nd Super Over in 10th match. Royal Challengers Bangalore bossed the whole game except the death bowling, in which Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard brought back Mumbai Indians into the game and took it to Super Over.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bowl first. All the teams who batted first here in Dubai have won the match. Still Rohit Sharma went for chasing. Virat was happy to bowl first because of the bat first win the game history in this IPL at this venue.
Aaron Finch and Devdutt Paddikal started extremely well for RCB. This time Finch showed Devdutt that maybe the youngster outplayed him in the first match but Australian captain is still better than him. Finch played all his shots and scored 52 off 37 balls(7 fours, 1 six). Virat Kohli came in at no.3 and struggled against the spin of Rahul Chahar. He got out to the leggie for his scratchy 3 off 11 balls. AB de Villiers came set from the pavillion. He started dealing in boundaries as soon as the death overs started. Paddikal got out for his well made 54 off 40 (5 fours, 2 sixes). Shivam Dubey joined hands with AB de Villiers and both of them took MI bowlers to some cleaners. ABD scored 55 off just 24 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes. Shivam Dubey played an excellent cameo of 27(10). RCB scored 201 /3 in 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians needed their top order to fire in the powerplay. RCB struck gold with the new ball. They romoved the top three for nothing. Rohit Sharma 8(8), Suryakumar Yadav 0(2), Quinton de Kock 14(15) fell cheaply. Hardik Pandya 13(15) also got out early. MI needed 117 for 7 overs. Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard were at the crease. Then RCB pressed the self destruction mode button. They leaked runs through misfielding, dropped catches and some of the dropped catches went over the boundary rope. Ishan Kishan got out on the penultimate ball of the final over. He missed his century by 1 run. He scored 99(58 balls, 2 fours, 9 sixes). Kieron Pollard scored fifty in just 20 balls. Mumbai scored 201/5 in their 20 overs.
Navdeep Saini bowled excellent super over for RCB. Mumbai did the same mistake which Kings XI Punjab did in their super over. KXIP didn't go with Mayank in their super over, here Mumbai didn't go with Ishan Kishan in their super over. Mumbai went with Hardik Panday, Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma. Hardik is not in great form in this IPL and he didn't connect any ball neatly. MI scored 7 runs in the super over.
Mumbai Indians chosen Bumrah, the super over specialist for Mumbai Indians and Team India. But after the pandemic break, Jasprit Bumrah is not at his usual best. Royal Challengers Bangalore scored the required 8 runs and won the match which was always theirs to lose.