IPL 2020: Match 2, DC beat KXIP- A look at the records scripted
It was the 10th Super Over in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Marcus Stoinis's blitz with the bat and the ball derailed the progress of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), as Delhi Capitals (DC) would eye to end their 13-year wait for their maiden IPL title.
The second match of the lucrative IPL just lit it up in Dubai. Although it was played between two sides that have never won the IPL, the encounter was just as thrilling as any clash of titans, as Delhi Capitals edged past Kings XI Punjab, courtesy of Super Over, having finished the regulation match as a tie.
Match report: Winning the toss, KXIP elected to bowl first, as DC were off to a shaky start. Nonetheless, it was towards the closing stages of the innings, when Stoinis played a brisk, as he scored a 21-ball 53 to steer the side to a par total of 157/8.
During the chase, KXIP gave the start, but kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. It was opener Mayank Agarwal, who kept on fighting hard until the final over, with a 60-ball 89, as scores were tied after they were bundled out for the same.
As for the Super Over, KXIP could manage only a couple of runs, which came off the opening delivery, while KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran were dismissed off Rabada in the next two deliveries. Meanwhile, DC scored the winning runs in just two balls, with Rishabh Pant getting the better of Mohammed Shami, as we take a look at the various records scripted during this thriller.
Shami scores a first and best: Seamer Shami managed finished with figures of 3/18, while he managed to dismiss a couple of batsmen (Prithvi Shaw and Shimron Hetmyer) in the powerplay itself. As a result, it became the first instance in his IPL career that he claimed more than a wicket during the phase. Meanwhile, his match figures were his career-best, as he bettered his previous best of 3/21 against Mumbai Indians (MI) last season.
Stoinis scores fastest and most for DC: Stoinis's 21-ball brisk of 53 runs did help put DC a par total. Meanwhile, in the process, he struck the third-fastest half-century for the side, off 20 deliveries. He is led by Virender Sehwag (20) and Chris Morris (17). He also became the third batsman to score the most runs in the final three overs of an IPL innings (49), as he is led by Andre Russell (50) and Virat Kohli (57).
The IPL side with most captains: Rahul is having his first outing in the IPL as the captain. He is the 12th man to lead the side, as KXIP have become the team with most captains to date.
Jordan joins among the unwanteds: Pacer Chris Jordan had a tough outing tonight, as he finished with figures of 0/56. In the process, he became the second most expensive bowler in the final over of an innings, giving away 30 runs. He joins Ashoke Dinda, who gave away the same number of runs, for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), against MI, in 2017.
Rabada wins joint-most Super Overs in IPL: In what was the 10th Super Over of the tournament to date, Kagiso Rabada scripted a big one, as he has now become the joint-most bowler to win it in the tournament. He had previously won it against KKR last season. He joins Jasprit Bumrah of MI, who won it in 2017 and 2019.