In the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), there are often exciting matches, but the kind of match that happened on Sunday between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals, such types of matches rarely happen. There was a tie between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab, after which Shreyas Iyer’s team won in the Super Over. Delhi Capitals scored 157 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs after which Mayank Agarwal (89) played a brilliant inning for Punjab, but the team lost after coming close to victory.
In the Super Over, Kagiso Rabada finished Punjab’s innings in just 3 balls. Punjab gave Delhi a target of just 3 runs to win in the super over, which they achieved in 2 balls.
The Last 2 Balls Takes The Match To The Super Over
Actually Kings XI Punjab had 13 runs in the last over. Shreyas Iyer handed the ball to Stoinis. Mayank Agarwal hit a six off Stoinis first ball. After this, he decided the team’s victory on the third ball with a four. Punjab needed 1 run off the last 3 balls. The fourth ball was bowled short by Stoinis, on which no run was scored. After this, Mayank Agarwal was out on the fifth ball. Now, Punjab needed 1 run off the last ball, but Chris Jordan caught by Rabada at square leg. The result was a tie, and there after Delhi registered an easy win in the super over.
Delhi Capitals Batted First
Delhi’s top order was a flop in this match. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (0), Prithvi Shaw (5), and Shimron Hetmyer (7) returned soon to the pavilion. Delhi lost three wickets for just 13 runs.
Rishabh Pant and captain Shreyas Iyer took the lead after three wickets fell and both shared a 73-run partnership for the fourth wicket. However, both were dismissed within two runs gap. Ravi Bishnoi bowled Rishabh Pant, who attempted a big shot. Pant scored 31 runs off 29 balls with the help of 4 fours. And, Shami makes Iyer caught by Jordan. The captain scored 39 runs off 32 balls with the help of 3 sixes.
Marcus Stoinis’s Miraculous Performance
The hero of the Delhi Capitals victory was Marcus Stoinis, who showed great performance with the ball and the bat, and took the victory from Punjab’s hands.
Marcus Stoinis made a fifty in just 20 balls. He hit 7 fours and 3 sixes while batting. He got run out after hitting 5 boundaries (3 fours and 2 sixes) on the final ball of the last over of the innings. Stoinis scored a total of 53 runs in 21 balls and later, saved the team from defeat by taking wickets on the last two balls of the last over.
Stoinis was appointed as the man of the match. Mayank Agarwal scored a stunning 89 for Punjab but in the end, all his hard work proved to be useless.
Poor Start Of Kings XI Punjab
In response, Punjab also had a poor start. Punjab’s captain and opener Lokesh Rahul scored 21 runs. Rahul hit 2 fours and 1 six off 19 balls. He was bowled by Mohit Sharma on the third ball of the 5th over of the innings and the line of wickets started after that.
In the 6th over of the innings, Ravichandran Ashwin sent, Karun Nair (1) and Nicholas Pooran (0), back to the pavilion. However, he himself went out of the field due to injury. Glenn Maxwell (1) was dismissed by Rabada and Sarfaraz Khan (12) was taken up by Axar Patel, after which the team’s score was 55 for 5 in 10 overs.
Mayank Agarwal Gave Strength To The Team
Punjab team was strengthened by opener Mayank Agarwal. Even though the wickets of the team kept falling at one end, Mayank remained frozen at the crease. He became the victim of Marcus Stoinis on the 5th ball of the last over of the innings. He was caught by Shimron Hetmyer. Mayank hit 7 fours and 4 sixes in his innings of 60 balls and scored 89 runs. The team needed 13 runs in the final over but the team remained 1 run away from victory and then lost the match in the super over.
Stoinis Set His Name In The Record List
50 runs in 20 balls, now the third-fastest half-century for the Delhi team. Marcus Stoinis equaled Virender Sehwag, a former cricketer who played a similar inning against the Rajasthan Royals in 2012. Top 2 are – Chris Morris’s 17-ball fifty in 2016 and Rishabh Pant’s 18-ball fifty in 2019 against Mumbai Indians.
Shami’s Flare, Took 3 Wickets
Shami was the most economical for Punjab, taking three wickets for 15 runs in 4 overs. Bishnoi took one wicket for 22 runs in 4 overs. Playing his first match, Cottrell took two wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs.
For Delhi, Pacer Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Marcus Stoinis took 2-2 wickets while Mohit Sharma and Axar Patel got 1-1 wickets.
Super Over – Kings XI Punjab
First ball – Lokesh Rahul takes 2 runs off Kagiso Rabada’s ball
Second ball – Rabada dismissed Rahul in the hands of Rabada
Third ball – Rabada bowled Nicholas Pooran at duck, and Delhi need only 3 runs to win
Super Over – Delhi Capitals
First ball – Dot
Second Ball – Wide
Third ball – Pant takes 2 runs and Delhi wins the match