IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: Ishan Kishan hit a superlative 99 from just 58 balls on Monday.© BCCI / IPL
Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma said Ishan Kishan was not sent to hit the Super Over because the latter had been “emptied”. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians went to the Super Over after both teams scored 201 runs in their allotted 20 overs. RCB then won the Super Over after an eight-run chase at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. Despite scoring a brilliant 99 on just 58 balls, Ishan Kishan, who was fired in the last over, didn’t run away to hit in the Super Over.
Instead, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were given the responsibility. After Pollard was fired, Rohit came to bat when Mumbai Indians was able to score only seven runs in the Super Over.
“It was a great game. We weren’t in the game at all when we started with the bat. Great innings from Ishan to get us back. Polly was brilliant as usual. Just that we didn’t start well I thought we could do it We have 200 with the stroke we have, ”said Rohit in the post-game presentation.
“With Polly here, anything can happen, and Ishan can hit it. We were convinced we could. They held their nerves even though we applied pressure. (Kishan) was empty and he didn’t feel like he was. ease for the Super Over He didn’t feel fresh and Hardik is someone we trust when we hit the long balls, ”he added.
Pollard also played a crucial knockout from 60 runs on just 24 deliveries. Mumbai Indians will now face Kings XI Punjab on Oct. 1.
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