IPL: RCB beat MI in a Super Over thriller
2020-09-29 at 06:42
Royal Challengers Bangalore came out on top after a Super Over at the end of an incredible IPL 2020 match against Mumbai Indians, last night.
Half-centuries from openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers’ stunning 55no from 24 balls helped RCB to a commanding 201-3 from their 20 overs.
It appeared more than enough, with six overs remaining and Mumbai still needing 104.
However, for the second day running in the IPL, a stunning late blitz turned the game on its head.
Ishan Kishan with 99 from 58 and Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten 60 from 24 deliveries shared a remarkable 119-run partnership and when Kishan moved to 99 with back-to-back sixes in the final over, the defending champions needed just five from two balls.
Kishan was caught on the boundary next ball and when Pollard pulled the last for four, the game headed to a one-over shootout.
Mumbai however chose not to send Kishan back out, while Pollard was only able to hit one boundary and was then dismissed by Navdeep Saini, leaving RCB needing just eight to win.
De Villiers went out with Virat Kohli to face Jasprit Bumrah and, after the South African got the fourth ball to the boundary, Kohli hit the winning run from the last ball of another staggering IPL contest.