126.96.36.199 The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) played the second super-over thriller of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and it was Virat Kohli and Co. who triumphed for the game in Dubai International Cricket Stadium to be won on Monday.
RCB v MI | IPL 2020 Match 10 Highlights
RCB, which made two changes to its XI game, bringing in Adam Zampa and Isuru Udana, got off to a solid start after taking the bat.
While being struck into the box on the fourth delivery he faced and there were some hits and misses, Aaron Finch made his intent clear. The right-hander creamed a Trent Boult delivery for a six in the third over before hitting four fours in the next two overs.
In the final run of the power play, RCB went over fifty, with Finch hitting 40 and Devdutt Padikkal hitting 14. The Australian limited-overs skipper brought his fifty in the eighth over and powerfully swept a Rahul Chahar delivery for four.
But a slower ball from Boult did it when MI made its first breakthrough, sacking Finch for 52 in game nine.
MI held things in for the next couple of overs and it helped them scalp a large wicket from Virat Kohli in the 13th over. Chahar pulled out the RCB skipper when Kohli’s counterpart Rohit Sharma caught a light catch.
RCB had to break the shackles MI had put on for the past couple of overs and Devdutt Padikkal responded to that call, beating James Pattinson over two sixes on the 14th when RCB switched to 110.
Devdutt Padikkal, who made his second fifty in the last three games, and AB de Villiers hit two fours, each over the next two overs, before ABD overtook Jasprit Bumrah for two sixes and a four in the 17th to take RCB after 150. However, the 62-run stand was broken past the 18th ball’s first ball when Boult sacked the left-handed for 54.
However, ABD continued to prevail against Bumrah when the Indian pacer’s final was over and the penultimate innings were 17 runs, with ABD hitting a four and a six to go over fifty and Shivam Dube hitting a four to get his side over 180 postpone.
Dube prevailed in the final against Pattinson with three sixes when RCB 201/3 landed on the board.
It took MI 202 runs to win and needed a strong opening start, but it wasn’t supposed to be the way Washington hit Sundar in the second run to get the big scalp or Rohit. RCB debutant Isuru Udana sacked Suryakumar Yadav in the next two games.
RCB continued to put pressure on the power play, with Washington Sundar keeping things extremely tight. The off-spinner with his right arm only got 7 runs in his three overs.
RCB introduced Yuzvendra Chahal to attack in the seventh game and the leg spinner brought out Quinton de Kock in his first game. Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan then added 39 runs together, but Zampa broke the stand and dismissed Hardik over on the 12th.
Kishan, who played his first game of the season, got his fifty on point. When 16 overs were over, MI was 122/4 and needed 80 of the last four overs.
Kieron Pollard then turned it on and how. He went after Zampa in the 17th and hit him with the help of three sixs and one four for 27 runs.
Three overs and MI now took 53 runs to win and Pollard, marching past fifty in 20 balls, slammed two sixes while Kishan scored one as Chahal’s final took 22 runs over the night, which was MI’s goal 31 of 12 balls reduced.
While Navdeep Saini kept his composure and only conceded five runs on the first four deliveries, Kishan hit a six on the fifth ball before scoring a hit on the last ball of the 19th.
MI took 19 from the final, Isuru Udana threw that over. The first two balls went for two runs, but Kishan hit a six on the third ball when Gurkeerat Singh Mann dropped the long-off catch. The MI left-handed then pounded another on the next ball to get to 99. Since MI needed 5 of the last two balls and Kishan needed 1 for his ton, he made another big hit, only to be caught in the middle of the wicket.
It took MI 5 to score a win on the final ball and Pollard sent one for four on the borderline to tie the points and push the game into super over.
Mi fought first in the super over, with Pollard and Hardik being the first two batsmen. However, Saini was remarkably good at keeping the opponent down to seven runs and picking up a wicket from Kieron Pollard.
It took RCB 8 to win the super over and ABD and skipper Kohli came out when MI picked Bumrah to roll the over.
There was no shortage of drama. After Bumrah conceded just two goals from the first two balls, ABD made a review to undo the decision on the third ball. RCB took 6 of the last three deliveries and ABD was good at hitting a 4 from Bumrah’s bouncer to bring the target down to 2 out of 2. Even though the match went to the last ball, Kohli hit a 4 to bring RCB home.