RCB wins a thrilling Super OVer

Virat Kohli IPL 2020 - RCB

Mumbai Indians won the toss and asked RCB to bat.

Hoping on to benefit out of the misery of RCB batting,

But to the delight of RCBiaans powerplay score was 59/0.

Where Finch took the baton of bulk scoring and the run rate was going steadily close to 9 when Finch lost his wicket to Boult off a slower ball.

The platform was set for Kohli to build his inning and but the dot balls were putting pressure on him and he succumbed after making 3 runs in 11 balls.

Much was expected from him but RCB still had hopes in ABD for a decent total with young padikkal still hanging around.

The expected Bumrah and Kohli dual was not delighted but ABD had different plans against Bumrah.

In the clash of the two giants! ABD’s punch was too powerful for Bumrah and was hit for effortless and clean sixes and Padikaal has launched the war and was sent off by another slower delivery from Boult.

But ABD and Dubey duo were in different dimensions and scored 47 runs in next three overs to post 201/3.

A decent score but it looked manageable given the big-hitting prows of MI batsmen but powerplay score of 35/2 with Rohit and firing Suryakumar already in the dugout.

RCB must have smelt victory after removing Quinton de Kock in 7th over… but…

Ishan was throwing the ball out of the park regularly to keep the run rate in control and with the loss of Hardik Pandya in 12th overcomes another T20 giant, known for changing the due course of an inning at will, The Great Pollard.

Meanwhile, Ishan at his best completed his fifty in 39 balls. Now, MI needs 104 in last 36 balls.

Pollard has switched to turbo mode scoring his half-century in 20 balls while he first 10 balls had fetched him only 11 runs.

Such was the impact of Ishan and Pollard that MI needed only 19 runs to win the final over.

The last over the score was 1,1,6,6,W,4 and the uncapped Indian player Ishan not only lost his wicket at 99 but also missed the glory of taking his team to victory but everyone in the dugout and the audience glued to TV screen could feel the pain of the young batsman but this is the beauty of T20 and even Kohli would not have expected a super over.

Here comes the second super over of IPL 2020.

Pollard takes the strike and Pandya is at the non-striker end.

The big score was expected but Navdeep bowled a beautiful super over by giving only 7 runs with a wicket of Pollard.

Super over score is not too big for RCB but Bumrah would be Bowlin for MI who has already won two superpowers with his miserly spell.

The question is can Bumrah tame ABD and Virat in the super?

Two singles of the first two balls and ABD overturns umpires decision for caught behind on the third ball followed by a boundary and single.

And…. it was an easy win for RCB with Virat scoring the winning runs!

It will surely give some confidence to the Indian captain!

AB de Villers was adjudged man of the match but let’s not forget the effort of Washington Sundar who gave away only 12 runs in his over and had also removed the dangerous Hitman!

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