Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Mumbai Indians (MI), on Sunday, October 18, were involved in one of the greatest matches in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) if not the greatest. The game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium wasn’t short of entertainment by any means.
The encounter had as many as two Super Overs after the first one was tied with both teams scoring five runs each. After winning the toss, and electing to bat, MI lost early wickets, but lusty hits at the end took them to 176 in their 20 overs.
In the run-chase, KXIP started with a bang and chipped away at the target when the required run-rate threatened to go up. Most importantly, after a long time, they aren’t the cellar dwellers and moved to sixth in the table. MI stayed in the second position in the points table.
Here are the KXIP Player Ratings for the MI vs KXIP match: –
KL Rahul- 9.5/10
KL Rahul played another handy knock, scoring 77 runs off 51 balls with seven fours and three huge sixes. Then he effected a run-out in the first Super Over. To his joy, his efforts didn’t go in vain.
Mayank Agarwal- 5/10
Mayank Agarwal managed only 11 runs off 10 balls with one four before Jasprit Bumrah rattled his woodwork. But batting in the second Super Over, the right-hander smashed a couple of fours.
Chris Gayle- 6/10
Chris Gayle hit two sixes and a four to score 24 runs off 21 balls before Rahul Chahar ended his stay in the middle. However, his shot of the day came when he hammered Trent Boult for a six in the second Super Over.
Nicholas Pooran- 7/10
Nicholas Pooran played all kinds of strokes and was successful to a large extent. The left-handed batter notched 24 runs off 12 balls with two fours and as many sixes. Bumrah got rid of him.
Glenn Maxwell- 1/10
Glenn Maxwell’s horrendous run with the bat continued. He came to bat at number five and tried to take on Chahar. To his sheer dismay, he bagged a duck, caught by MI skipper Rohit Sharma in the slips.
Deepak Hooda- 7/10
Deepak Hooda, in his maiden chance to bat in the ongoing edition of the IPL, did a decent job. He stayed unbeaten on 23 off 16 with one four and one six. He also hit Bumrah for a massive six.
Chris Jordan- 8/10
Chris Jordan picked up Quinton de Kock’s wicket and gave away 32 runs off three overs. Then he notched an eight-ball 13 before being run out. He also bowled the second Super Over for Punjab.
Murugan Ashwin- 5.5/10
Murugan Ashwin had an off day with the ball in hand. The leg-spinner didn’t complete his quota of four overs. The tweaker gave away 28 runs at an economy rate of 9.33 with seven dot deliveries.
Ravi Bishnoi- 8.5/10
Ravi Bishnoi got chances to bowl in only a couple of overs. But he didn’t let his team and captain down. The youngster gave away only 12 runs and dismissed Krunal Pandya, who scored 34 off 30 balls.
Mohammed Shami- 9.5/10
Mohammed Shami was arguably the standout bowler for the Punjab team. To start with, he got rid of Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya, giving 30 runs. He also gave five runs in the first Super Over.
Arshdeep Singh- 8.5/10
Arshdeep Singh might have conceded 35 runs in his three overs, but he picked two of the most important wickets. The speedster nipped out Rohit Sharma and then pinned Ishan Kishan.
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