Kings XI Punjab confirmed nerves of metal as they defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in an edge-of-the-seat IPL sport that was determined through a second Super Over for the primary time in the historical past of the match right here on Sunday.
Kieron Pollard helped MI rating 11 for one in the second Super Over bowled by Chris Jordan after each the groups ended on the similar rating in the regulation 20 overs in addition to in the primary Super Over.
Chris Gayle then hit the primary ball bowled by Trent Boult for a six earlier than Mayank Agarwal cracked successive fours as KXIP notched up an unimaginable win to maintain their IPL play-off hopes alive.
This was after Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul in the primary Super Over to go away MI with a six-run goal.
However, Mohammed Shami bowled an equally unimaginable over as KXIP defended the 5 runs to take the match to a second Super Over.
Earlier, Rahul smashed a scintillating 51-ball 77 to take KXIP on the point of a profitable chase however team-mates Deepak Hooda and Jordan might solely degree the scores at 176 for six in the stipulated 20 overs.
Bumrah (3/24) snared three essential wickets throughout the regulation 20 overs after opener Quinton de Kock (53 off 43) hit his fourth half-century of the season to limit KXIP.
Opting to bat, MI had been decreased to 43 for Three however opener de Kock scored a 43-ball 53 and shared a 58-run stand with Krunal Pandya (34) to regular the ship.
Pollard (34 not out off 12) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (24 not out off 12) then supplied the late flourish, including 57 off 21 balls in the loss of life overs as MI posted 176 for six.
Chasing 177, Rahul, who presently holds the orange cap, blasted seven fours and three sixes in his knock to cross 500 runs this season and nearly single-handedly take KXIP house.
He, alongwith Gayle (24), took KXIP to 75 for one in 9 overs after dropping Mayank Agarwal (11) early in the innings.
However, Gayle was despatched packing by Rahul Chahar in the 10th over after which Bumrah returned to dismiss Nicholas Pooran (24 off 11) to go away Punjab at 108 for 3.
Rahul then pulled Chahar for a six to convey up one more fifty however the leg-spinner made a very good comeback one ball later, eradicating Glenn Maxwell on the different finish as KXIP slipped to 115 for 4 in 14th over.
Rahul added one other 38 with Deepak Hooda (23 not out) however he was accomplished in by a yorker from Bumrah in the 18th over.
Needing 24 off 15 balls, Hooda and Chris Jordon (13) tied the match.
Earlier, de Kock hit three fours and as many sixes for his fourth fifty of the match to anchor the innings earlier than Pollard and Coulter-Nile lifted MI previous the 170-run mark.
The tempo duo of Arshdeep Singh (2/35) and Mohammed Shami (2/30) supplied the early breakthroughs, dismissing Rohit Sharma (9) and Suryakumar Yadav (0) respectively to scale back MI to 24 for 2 in 3.Three overs.
Ishan Kishan then grew to become Arshdeep’s second sufferer when he was caught at deep third man as MI ended the powerplay at 43 for 3.
Promoted up the order, Krunal deposited Chris Jordon’s third ball over deep further cowl after which picked up a 4 off Glenn Maxwell in the following over.
With the spin duo of M Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi bowling in tandem, MI picked up the odd boundaries however could not fully free their arms to play the photographs. P