KXIP vs MI the Super Over Cliffhanger – How it happened

KXIP snatched the victory from the hands of MI - Baaythak
Photo Credit: Twitter/@lionsdenkxip

On Sunday it was a super over saga as three of them occurred on the same day. The first super over was between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad which KKR won. After this game the game between Mumbai and Punjab featured double super over. This was the first time in the history of the game that a match’s result came after double super over.

How it happened

Kings XI Punjab required 2 off 1 ball and Chris Jordan while running for the 2nd run tried to change the direction and came in the way of throw but he was an inch short of the crease. This changing of direction from Chris Jordan took the game into Super Over.


The First Super Over

Bumrah bowls for MI

In the first Super over Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul came out to open for KXIP. For Mumbai Indians, Bumrah bowled the super over. On the first ball of super over, Rahul took the single. Pooran tried to hit the ball out of the park but got a leading edge, Anukul Roy caught and KXIP was 1/1 after 0.2 in the Super Over. The 3rd ball of super over saw Rahul again took a single and Hooda took the single on the 4th ball. Rahul manages to get two runs on the second last ball and on the 6th delivery Rahul was out lbw and KXIP manages to score 5 runs in the super over.


Shami bowls for KXIP

For KXIP, Muhammad Shami bowled the super over, MI sent out their regular opener. De Kock took the single on the first ball then Rohit took the aerial route and managed to take a single on the 2nd delivery. On the third delivery De Kock again managed to score 1 run. Now MI needed 3 runs off the last 3 deliveries. Then Shami bowled a slower yorker and it was a dot ball now MI required 3 to win off 2 balls. On the 5th ball, Rohit tried inventive shot, the ball was hit on the pads and it was a  leg bye. Now MI required 2 to win off 1 ball. On the last ball, De Kock tried to run 2 runs but was run out and there we go it was another tie and another super over.

KXIP vs MI Super Over Cliffhanger - Baaythak
Photo Credit: Twitter/@lionsdenkxip

Rules of Second Super Over

According to the rules the two bowlers who bowled and the batsmen who were out in 1st super over can not take part in the 2nd super over. Which means Bumrah can not bowl and De Kock can not bat. For KXIP, Shami can not bowl and both Rahul and Pooran can not bat.

The 2nd Super Over

In the 2nd super over Pollard and Pandya came out to bat and MI manages to score 11 runs in 2nd Super Over. Boult bowled the super over for MI and he had the responsibility to defend 11 runs. And for KXIP, Mayank Agarwal and Gayle came out to bat. Gayle smashed the first ball for a six and KXIP required 6 runs to win off 5 deliveries. After this Mayank Agarwal hit the ball for four and they required 1 run off 3 balls. Mayank Agarwal hit the next ball for four. That’s how KXIP beat MI in the 2nd Super Over.

MI vs KXIP – Match Highlights


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