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Pun­jab pre­vail af­ter two Su­per Overs

- Sports · Dubai · United Arab Emirates · Dubai · Mumbai Indians · Mumbai · Kuala Lumpur · Trent Boult · Indian Premier League · Kings XI Punjab · Chris Jordan · Mohammed Shami · Quinton de Kock

Dubai, UAE - About three inches. That's all that stood be­tween the Kings XI Pun­jab and an out­right vic­tory over the Mum­bai In­di­ans. But they even­tu­ally got there. Af­ter two Su­per Overs.

A see-saw­ing game came down to the last ball. Chris Jor­dan dug out a yorker to long-on and sensed the op­por­tu­nity to get the two runs he needed to end the game.

But he turned in a gi­ant cir­cle, adding to the dis­tance he needed to cover. Dis­tance on which this en­tire game was rid­ing on. In the end, he was about three inches short. Jasprit Bum­rah al­lowed only five runs off his bowl­ing to set up a seem­ingly straight­for­ward Su­per-Over chase, but Mo­hammed Shami had other ideas.

With a noth­ing tar­get be­hind him, he nailed yorker af­ter yorker af­ter yorker, to push this ob­scene match into a sec­ond Su­per Over; and three for the day in to­tal.

A piece of KL Rahul bril­liance kept Quin­ton de Kock from com­plet­ing the match-win­ning run.

Then it was Mayank Agar­wal's turn in the spot­light, leap­ing high on the edge of the mid­wicket bound­ary, he saved a def­i­nite six to bring down the Kings XI's tar­get from 16 to 12 in the sec­ond Su­per Over.

As if he had mas­sive FOMO (fear of miss­ing out), he even walked out and helped chase it down - poor Trent Boult, these tie-break­ers never seem to work out for him - as one of the most mem­o­rable nights in the IPL came to a close. No one - at least from the Kings XI's camp - is gonna' be sleep­ing much though.

Speak­ing af­ter the match, Pun­jab skip­per Rahul said: “We will take the two points in the end. “It doesn't al­ways hap­pen the way you plan so you don't re­ally know how to stay bal­anced. I was just hop­ing we get over the line be­cause the boys have been work­ing re­ally re­ally hard. In the games that we have lost, even then we have played well and just not been able to get over the line.“

“We know we need to win ev­ery­thing from here, but we can't for­get the pro­cesses that lead to a win."

 ??  ?? Mayank Agar­wal of Kings XI Pun­jab cel­e­brates af­ter hit­ting the win­ning run in the sec­ond Su­per Over against Mum­bai In­di­ans on Sun­day
Mayank Agar­wal of Kings XI Pun­jab cel­e­brates af­ter hit­ting the win­ning run in the sec­ond Su­per Over against Mum­bai In­di­ans on Sun­day

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