Mumbai: For the first time in the T20 history two-super-overs were witnessed in a match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians following which Punjab opener Mayank Agarwal said his team’s clash against Mumbai Indians will go down in history.
KXIP defeated Mumbai Indians after the end of two back-to-back super overs at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Also, Aggarwal is pleased that his side ended up on the victorious side of the encounter.
“I think there’s a lot of emotion going through our heads. It’s unbelievable. I think this game has to go down in history. I think for the first time we have played a Super Over followed by a Super Over. We are happy that we are on the good side of it,” he said.
Revealing the mentality of the team going into the second super over, Aggarwal said: “We had the same thing in our head, we have to chase whatever they score. I spoke to Chris Gayle and we decided we are just going to go and when he got a six off the first ball it was pressure off us and pressure on them and we were just looking to still hit the ball and watch the ball and execute the plans and it did work for us.”
In the super over, Jaspreet Bumrah conceded just five runs, and the Mumbai Indians team looked set for a comfortable win. However, Mohammed Shami took the turn and gave just five runs against Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock and as a result, the match went into the second super over.
Chris Jordan came out to bowl for Punjab and conceded 11 runs. In the end, Mayank Aggarwal and Gayle got the job done for the team led by KL Rahul.
With a win against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, KXIP is in the sixth position with six points from nine matches and will face the Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium next Tuesday, October 20.