Jay Shah, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), highlighted how the Indian Premier League (IPL) has become the best cricket league in the world by producing exciting matches day in and day out. His comment came when RCB beat the Mumbai Indians in the Super Over at Dubai International Stadium on Monday.
In the Super Over, Mumbai Indians managed to score only seven points, while Saini threw a brilliant over and Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers chased him down with ease. After regulatory play, the game ended in a draw as both Mumbai and Bangalore posted 201 runs on the board.
So far, only 10 games have been played in the IPL and there have already been two games that have gone to the Super Over.
Jay Shah noted the match between RCB and MI and tweeted: “Another day, another youngster comes to the venue @ ishankishan51 and another Super Over. The best cricket competition in the world gives us breathtaking performances day in and day out.”
Another day, another youth standing up for the occasion @ jeroenbakker1 and another Super Over.
– Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 28, 2020
In the 202 chase, Mumbai was at 78/4, but that’s when Ishan Kishan came to the fold, forming a grandstand of 119 runs to get the side closer to the goal.
Ishan Kishan played a knock of 99, scattered with two fours and nine sixes. On the other hand, Pollard registered an unbeaten inning of 60 of just 24 balls using three fours and five sixes.
For RCB, pacer Navdeep Saini gave away 43 runs in his four overs without picking any wickets. The pacer also bowled the Super Over, in which he gave up only seven runs, even though Pollard and Hardik Pandya were in the middle.
In the match against Mumbai Indians, RCB omitted Josh Philippe while de Villiers fulfilled the wicket-keeping duties. Bat in hand, the former South African star had played an unbeaten knock of 55 runs on just 24 balls using 4 fours and 4 sixes to bring RCB’s score to 201/3 in the allotted twenty overs.
On Sunday, Rajasthan Royals had beaten Kings XI Punjab by four wickets while the Steve Smith-led squad chased 224 with four wickets in hand. 27-year-old Rahul Tewatia played a match-winning knockout of 53 runs and even hit Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in an over.
Tewatia’s innings didn’t go smoothly, however, as he struggled to connect the bat to the ball in his first 20 deliveries.
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