In one of the vital thrilling contests within the historical past of the Indian Premier League, the Kings XI Punjab held their nerves to beat defending champions Mumbai Indians in two Tremendous Overs on Sunday.
In a blockbuster end to the sport, the primary Tremendous Over resulted in a tie after Mohammed Shami made an unimaginable effort to defend 5 runs. Within the subsequent Tremendous Over, the MI scored 11 runs and Punjab chased the goal with two balls to spare.
Nonetheless, it may’ve been trickier for KXIP had Mayank Agarwal not made a ‘superhuman’ save on the boundary line on the final ball of the second Tremendous Over.
Kieron Pollard had smashed Chris Jordan’s remaining ball onerous at deep midwicket and at one level, it regarded a straight six. Nonetheless, Mayank made an excellent diving bounce and caught the ball — and likewise threw it away earlier than he may land exterior the boundary line.
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Earlier, 40 overs could not separate the 2 sides as each the groups scored 176/6 of their 20-over quota. Within the first Tremendous Over, Jasprit Bumrah held KXIP batsmen KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda because the facet may rating 5/2.
In return, Mohammed Shami bowled pin-point yorkers on all of the six deliveries earlier than Quinton de Kock was run out on the ultimate ball with two runs wanted.
Mayank additionally scored the successful runs for the facet within the 12-run chase within the Tremendous Over, as KXIP registered their third victory of the season. With the win, the Punjab franchise has climbed to sixth place within the factors desk.