Only 10 matches have been played so far in IPL 2020 and we have already been witnessed with two super overs in the competition. Amidst the hard times, IPL 2020 is becoming a great source of happiness for many across the world.
For the last three years, RCB haven’t had great starts to the tournament. However, things haven’t been the same this year. RCB are off to a roaring start. After winning against Mumbai Indians on Monday, RCB now have two wins in three games.
After suffering a disappointing loss to Kings XI Punjab in their last game, Virat Kohli and Co. made some crucial changes in the line-up and it did pay dividends. Australian skipper, Aaron Finch gave a powerful start to the franchise and it set the tone for a huge total in the first innings. Youngster Devdutt Padikkal too supported him well but played a second fiddle till Finch was at the crease. Aaron Finch got out after scoring 52 off 35 balls and Kohli soon followed after scoring just 3 off 11 balls.
RCB star, AB de Villiers continued his fine run of form and didn’t let a collapse to happen. He stitched a brilliant partnership with Devdutt Padikkal and found boundaries at a great pace. Padikkal scored 54 off 40 balls, while de Villiers played an unbeaten knock of 54 runs off just 24 balls.
Some powerful hitting from Shivam Dube, in the end, meant RCB scored 201 in 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians didn’t get the start they wanted as their skipper Rohit Sharma departed as early as in the second over. Superb bowling by RCB in the power-play overs led to Mumbai reeling at 39 for 3 inside 7 overs.
With just 78 on the board in 11 overs, Mumbai Indians perhaps had lost the game. However, what followed was a power-hitting show from Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard. Kieron Pollard started slowly but Ishan Kishan was hitting sixes at will.
However, the West Indies beast took upon himself in the last four overs and went firing on all cylinders. There was a couple of dropped catches and the duo took full use of that.
Ishan Kishan played a magnificent knock of 99 runs off just 58 balls. He almost took his team home but unfortunately caught at deep mid-wicket while trying to hit a six.
Both struck some huge sixes and brought the match till the final ball of the over. With 5 needed in the last ball, Pollard struck the ball for a four to end the game in a tie.
After bowling a superb 19th over, Navdeep Saini was handed the ball in the super over. He bowled with great precision as Mumbai could only manage to score 7 runs in 6 balls. RCB chased down the total rather comfortably and registered their second win in the tournament.