The Indian Premier League (IPL) is slowly providing more thrilling matches as the days pass by. The IPL 2020 is getting very exciting amid this COVID-19 pandemic. In the last match, the Rajasthan Royals pulled off a practically impossible win. Today, the Mumbai Indians nearly achieved the target of 202 runs due to the outstanding partnership between Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard.
Both of them joined each other in the crease when Mumbai Indians were reeling at one stage. They did not accelerate at the start. When Mumbai needed 80 odd runs from the last four overs, both of them stepped onto the accelerator. Pollard was hitting the spinners while Ishan Kishan was nonchalantly hitting the pacers out of the ground. When he was on 99, he went for a big six to win the match for MI but failed to connect sweetly and the scores were tied.
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MI had to bat first in the Super Over according to the rules. Everyone was expecting Ishan Kishan to walk out to bat after scoring 99 off just 58 deliveries. But to everyone’s surprise, Hardik Pandya walked out to bat with Kieron Pollard. This surprised even the commentators on air, as they felt Ishan Kishan should have come out as he was in a rhythm.
Rohit Sharma reveals why Ishan Kishan did not come out to bat in the Super Over.
Navdeep Saini delivered a near-perfect over for RCB in the Super Over. In the Post Match Presentation, Rohit Sharma received the question of why Kishan did not come out to bat in the Super Over. The Mumbai Indians captain said that Kishan was exhausted and did not have the fresh legs. “Kishan was drained and not fresh to go out again for the Super over,” Rohit said during the post-match presentation.
This was yet another thrilling match after the Rajasthan Royals chased down a total of 223 runs the last day. The IPL 2020 has started to become intense. However, the Mumbai Indians fans will be disappointed with the loss after getting so close.