IPL 2020, MI vs KXIP: Mohammed Shami’s chic efficiency performed a significant function in Kings XI Punjab’s win.© BCCI/IPL
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper KL Rahul had phrases of reward for pace-bowler Mohammed Shami who made his presence felt in a nail-biting historic triumph in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI). Shami was handed the duty of defending simply six runs in opposition to star batsmen Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock through the first Super Over, which he executed to perfection proscribing MI to simply 5. The Indian cricketer’s brilliance helped KXIP make a recent surge for supremacy in a historic second Super Over, which they took full benefit of. Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal mixed to assist the Punjab-based franchise get throughout the road, after being handed a goal of 12 runs. The win has now propelled KXIP to the sixth place on the factors desk, which appeared like a tough prospect at one stage.
“Shami was certain he wanted to go for six yorkers and he has been phenomenal for us. It is important senior guys put their hands up for us,” stated Rahul within the post-match convention whereas discussing the efficiency of his star bowler.
The KXIP skipper additional expressed his happiness following the win which added two factors to his aspect’s tally. However, Rahul refused to learn an excessive amount of into the triumph, emphasizing that the gamers would look to “focus on the process and stay calm”.
“It’s not the first time, I’m getting used to it but we’ll take the two points however they come. We still want to take it one game at a time and when you haven’t won a lot in the first seven, every victory is sweet. The talk in the dressing room is to focus on the process and stay calm,” he added.
Earlier, KXIP completed with a complete of 176/6 with Rahul (77) main from the entrance, after being handed a goal of 177 runs. MI had posted a complete of 176 runs for the lack of six wickets after skipper Rohit Sharma received the toss and opted to bat, following a superb 53 from wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.
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