Kings XI Punjab showed nerves of steel as they defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in an edge-of-the-seat IPL game that was decided via a second Super Over for the first time in the history of the tournament in Dubai on Sunday. Kieron Pollard helped MI score 11 for one in the second Super Over bowled by Chris Jordan after both the teams ended at the same score in the regulation 20 overs as well as in the first Super Over. Chris Gayle then hit the first ball bowled by Trent Boult for a six before Mayank Agarwal cracked successive fours as KXIP notched up an incredible win to keep their IPL play-off hopes alive. This was after Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul in the first Super Over to leave MI with a six-run target. However, Mohammed Shami bowled an equally incredible over as KXIP defended the five runs to take the match to a second Super Over. Earlier, Rahul smashed a scintillating 51-ball 77 to take KXIP on the brink of a successful chase but team-mates Deepak Hooda and Jordan could only level the scores at 176 for six in the stipulated 20 overs. (Scorecard | Points Table | News)
Mumbai Indians: 176 for 6 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 53, Krunal Pandya 34, Kieron Pollard 34 not out; Mohammed Shami 2/30, Arshdeep Singh 2/35).
Kings XI Punjab: 176 for 6 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 77; Jasprit Bumrah 3/24, Rahul Chahar 2/33).
7:03 PM IST: Rohit Sharma wins the toss, Mumbai Indians will bat first.
7:07 PM IST: Both the teams are unchanged.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
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