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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals defeat Kings XI Punjab in the super over

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The game two of the Indian cricket festival-IPL was played between the Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab. In this encounter, we got to witness both the young skippers into action. For Kings XI Punjab for the first time, KL Rahul lead the team out to battle against Shreyas Iyer and the Delhi Capitals.

It was quite a roller coaster of a game as the match swung both the ways. Initially, the Kings XI Punjab looked dominant and had the control of the game but later Delhi Capitals managed to get a decent total in the end and got the game exciting as Marcus Stoinis played a cameo for the Capitals.

The drama continued in the second innings as just like Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal was the one-man army for the Kings XI Punjab as he got their side close to the finish line. Punjab needed just 1 run and Stoinis in the final over bowled a full toss, Agarwal went for the glory shot but was caught by the only fielder placed in the deep.

The match went into the super over and Rabada was up to the task as he cleaned the up Kings XI batters in just 3 balls and Capitals needed just 3 runs to win it from there. For the Capitals, their skipper scored the three runs and in the end a big win in a fantastic game of cricket for Delhi Capitals off the super over.

At the start, the Kings XI Punjab won the toss and chose to bowl first.

It turned out to be a great decision for them as they had one of the finest starts with the ball as they got the early wickets of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, and Shimron Hetmyer. Dhawan lost his wicket due to a mishap on the crease between him and Shaw. Shaw and Hetmyer could not settle themselves and lost their wickets in trying to hit over the infield.

As Delhi Capitals were in a bit of a pickle as they were 13/3, their skipper Shreyas Iyer alongside Rishab Pant put together a partnership of 73 runs and got their side out of that difficult situation. The debutant spinner Ravi Bishnoi managed to get his maiden wicket in the form of Rishabh Pant who scored 31 runs.

Following this KL Rahul made an excellent change as he brought back Mohammad Shami who managed to chip off the wicket of Shreyas Iyer, he departed for 39 runs. Delhi was once again in a bit of a sticky situation as they even lost Axar Patel later and were 96/6 at the start of the 17th over.

Towards the end of the innings Marcus Stoinis who was debuting for Delhi Capitals played an incredible knock as he scored 53 runs in just 23 balls. Stoinis majorly scored in the last over of the innings as he belted Chris Jordan all around the park and a total of 30 runs came off it. Jordan will definitely remember it for a long long time.

Thus Delhi Capitals posted 157/8 in their 20 overs.

Going back into the dugout Delhi Capitals surely had the momentum going their way, but the Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul along with Mayank Agarwal got the momentum back into their favor as they started magnificently Rahul was the aggressive one and got the majority of the runs. Rahul’s stay at the crease was short-lived as Mohit Sharma managed to bowl a jaffa! and was clean bowled.

In the following over Ravichandran Ashwin managed to have a best of starts against his former team which he captained in the previous edition. He got the wicket of Karun Nair off the first delivery he bowled, later in the same over also got the wicket of Nicholas Pooran.

Unfortunately, Ashwin had to goo off the field after in attempted to stop a ball. He landed hard on his left shoulder and seemed to have dislocated his shoulder. Glenn Maxwell also departed in the following over bowled by Kagiso Rabada and the Kings XI were now in a bit of disarray as they were 40/4 after 7 overs.

Mayank Agarwal the opener and the new batsman Sarfaraz Khan tried to get their side back on track but sadly Sarfaraz tried to go for a bit hit as the pressure of the run rate was creeping in and was caught in the deep by Shaw at the halfway mark.

Mayank along with Krishnappa Gowtham resurrected the chase for Punjab and stitched together a partnership of 46 runs. As it looked like Mayank and Gowtham could be the heroes of this innings for Kings XI as they needed 60 runs in 30 balls, Rabada managed to pluck the wicket of Gowtham and sent him packing for 20 runs.

Agarwal was the only man fighting for his side and got his side closer to the win. In the final over, bowled by Stoinis he managed to hit a six and a four, and as the equation came down to 1 run required of 2 balls, Stoinis bowled a full toss which was caught in the deep by the only fielder. On the last ball of the match, Jordan tried to pull the ball towards on-side but was caught by Rabada.

And thus, match 2 of Dream 11 IPL 2020 between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab entered the super over.

It was obvious that for the Capitals with the ball the super over will be bowled by Kagiso Rabada, on the other hand for Punjab, KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran came to bat. Rabada surely to live up to his reputation and showed why he is so clinical death over as at the second ball he plucked the wicket of Rahul and in the following delivery he cleaned up Pooran.

Rabada Delhi Capitalsvs Kings XI Punjab IPL
(Image Source: Twitter) Rabada

Kings XI had just 2 runs on the board in the super over and it was surely now Delhi’s game. Shami was brought on to do the tough job with the ball as Iyer and Pant came at the crease for the Capitals.

Shami bowled a wide and followed up with a full delivery down the leg and Pant scampered through for an easy 2 and won this match for the Delhi Capitals. Looking back, Agarwal will be wondering about the shot he played when only 1 run was needed for the Kings in the end.

Here is the glimpse of the magical last over by Marcus Stoinis

 

The third match of the IPL 2020 will be played today between Royal Challengers Banglore and Sunrisers Hyderabad start at 7:30 PM IST.

 

 

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