IPL 2020, Match 10: Talking points as RCB beat MI in Super Over
Match 10 saw drizzle of more than 400 runs in the T-20 game. The match tied and concluded with RCB’s win in the Super Over.
Mumbai Indians (MI) chased yet another formidable target of 201 in their innings and tied scores with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Unable to score one run more, the match witnessed the Super Over, where RCB had their way with the bat and ball and notched the win.
The match saw an outpouring of 402 runs in just 40 overs and surely included some impeccable hitting.
Let’s just look at the talking points of the match:
RCB openers paid off
It was after so many matches that both the RCB openers complimented each other to get the start that they have always aspired for. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch, both managed an 81-run partnership between them. Padikkal followed Finch, who departed early, as both scored half-centuries.
De Villiers and Dube journeyed RCB to 201 mark
De Villiers was outstanding with the bat, scoring 55 runs off 24 balls (4 fours, 4 sixes). The former was accompanied by young Shivam Dube, who struck hard with a strike-rate of 270. Their power-hitting landed RCB in 200+ berth, which looked unlikely in the middle overs.
Bumrah and Pattinson fluked
Bumrah, who is the resting pulse in the death overs, leaked 42 runs in four overs without scalping a wicket. Pattinson also had a poor economy of 12.8.
Ishan, the show-stealer
The match witnessed the best performance of the youngster to date. After almost nil contribution from the top three batsmen, he ignited the spark for MI and mounted up pressure for the RCB. He single-handedly struck 99 runs off just 58 balls, which included nine massive sixes and two sweeping fours. However, he was caught playing a lofted shot, which not only robbed him of a century but also led to RCB’s win in the Super Over.
That’s why Pollard is so special for Mumbai Indians (MI). He adjusts to almost all situations and does it for MI, each time when required. He partnered with Kishan and both aggregated a 119-run stand between them. On an individual level, he scored 60 off 24 balls (5 sixes and 3 fours) and hit the last bowl of the twentieth over for a four to tie the match and extend it to the Super Over.
Washington Sundar scripts
In such a high scoring match, where the world’s best bowlers were taken in for a ride, Sundar gave spectators something indigestible. Bowling four overs, he conceded mere 12 runs in all, with an economy of just three, bowling a boundaryless spell. What made the victory more glaring is that he scalped a wicket and that too of MI skipper, Rohit Sharma.
Super Over fuzz
With Pollard’s four of the last ball of the twentieth over, the match extended to the Super Over. Navdeep Saini did smart bowling and brought trouble for Pollard and Pandya. Knocking off Pollard, he managed to restrict MI to mere six runs.
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli easily managed to ace through Bumrah’s bowl and bring the win back to the RCB cadet.