Kings XI Punjab confirmed nerves of metal as they defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in an edge-of-the-seat IPL recreation that was determined by way of a second Super Over for the primary time within the historical past of the match right here on Sunday.
Kieron Pollard helped MI rating 11 for one within the second Super Over bowled by Chris Jordan after each the groups ended on the identical rating within the regulation 20 overs in addition to within the first 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 unbelievable win to maintain their IPL play-off hopes alive.
This was after Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul within the first Super Over to go away MI with a six-run goal.
However, Mohammed Shami bowled an equally unbelievable 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 may solely degree the scores at 176 for six within 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 have been decreased to 43 for 3 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 within the demise overs as MI posted 176 for six.
Chasing 177, Rahul, who at present holds the orange cap, blasted seven fours and three sixes in his knock to cross 500 runs this season and virtually single-handedly take KXIP dwelling.
He, alongwith Gayle (24), took KXIP to 75 for one in 9 overs after dropping Mayank Agarwal (11) early within the innings.
However, Gayle was despatched packing by Rahul Chahar within the tenth over and then 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 carry up yet one more fifty however the leg-spinner made comeback one ball later, eradicating Glenn Maxwell on the other 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 carried out in by a yorker from Bumrah within 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 3.3 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 additional cowl and then picked up a 4 off Glenn Maxwell within the subsequent over.
With the spin duo of M Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi bowling in tandem, MI picked up the odd boundaries however could not utterly free their arms to play the photographs. P