Kings XI Punjab held their nerves throughout two Tremendous Overs in a sport to beat defending champions Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020 conflict on Sunday. Mohammed Shami defended 5 runs within the Tremendous Over with a barrage of pin-point yorkers at Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, whereas Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal chased the 12-run goal within the second Tremendous Over to information the KXIP to win.
After the sport, the trio interacted to speak concerning the thrilling end and Shami stated that it was initially tough for him within the Tremendous Over as a result of the goal was very much less.
“It was tough. Once you get 14-15 runs to defend, you are extra assured. However right here, the margin of error was very much less, so I needed to deal with what’s my energy. I consider in my yorkers, after I bowled the primary ball I believed that I’d nail all of the six,” Shami advised Mayank.
“It was a really tight match. The Tremendous Over additionally led to a tie and we received it on the third time. I do not suppose there may very well be a greater feeling.”
When Mayank requested the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle if he was nervous forward of the chase within the Tremendous Over, Gayle stated that he was extra offended.
“I wasn’t nervous. I used to be a bit extra offended that we needed to get on this place. But it surely’s a sport of cricket and this stuff occur,” stated the West Indian batsman.
“Even when we had been going out to bat, I used to be upset with you (Mayank) asking me, “Who’s going to face the primary ball?” I used to be like, “Mayank, you actually requested the query? It is of couse needs to be the Boss enjoying the primary ball!”
Gayle additionally praised Mohammed Shami on his spectacular bowling within the Tremendous Over, naming him the Man of the Match.
“Shami bhai you are the Man of the Match. To defend six runs towards Quinny and Rohit, that is implausible. I’ve confronted you within the nets so usually, I do know you possibly can nail these yorkers. You introduced it house for us. Chris Jordan got here again with a second Tremendous Over, did the job for us. Mayank, you saved 5 runs for us on the boundary. We’re glad that we’re a part of the historical past and we’re on the profitable aspect,” stated Gayle.
Mayank Agarwal, in the meantime, stated that the match reminded him of the Delhi Capitals tie earlier this season, which additionally led to a Tremendous Over. Nonetheless, KXIP had misplaced the sport.
“It did remind me of the sport towards Delhi Capitals. However Chris advised me that simply watch the ball and the remainder goes to be high-quality. I had made up my thoughts to hit it out and never take twos and threes, no matter the place the ball got here,” stated Mayank.