IPL 2020: Yohan Blake bowled over by thrilling RCB vs MI Super Over finish
Royal Challengers Bangalore scripted their second win of the tournament, with their only loss of the season coming against Rajasthan Royals. It also happened to be the second Super Over of this season. RCB are currently placed in the third spot of the table.
In what turned out to be another thriller, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scripted a memorable win, as they tamed defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Super Over, in Dubai, on Monday. It turned out to be the second Super Over of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.
The win happened to be RCB's second of the tournament in three matches, with the other being against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Their only loss this season has come against Rajasthan Royals (RR). As for MI, they have lost two matches in three.
Batting first, RCB posted a challenging total of 201, thanks to three half-centuries from AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch. In reply, it was MI's Ishan Kishan, along with Kieron Pollard, whose prolific innings of 99 and an unbeaten 60, respectively, helped them tie the score. The Super Over saw MI scoring just seven runs, as RCB chased it down in a thriller off the final ball.
Following the match, social media was abuzz as to how the IPL has been different this season. The climax until the end and thrilling finishes are making this tournament one of the best seasons, especially since it is being played overseas, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Meanwhile, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake was, too, bowled over by the suspense of last night's game, as the Super Over took his breath away. He took to Twitter and posted a video, praising the quality of cricket and the intensity in the IPL this season.
“We have seen last night, we have seen in the IPL. Kohli…what a game, IPL..oh my word. Love the game of cricket. Super Over, it’s going to be fun. What an IPL so far this year,” he also wrote in his post.
Blake is considered one of the finest sprinters in the world, after his Jamaican counterpart Usain Bolt. To date, he has won 17 gold medals across events, including a couple each at the Olympics and World Championships. In total, he has 26 medals to his name.
Meanwhile, RCB are currently placed in the third spot of the table, while MI are down to the fifth spot. While MI take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Thursday, RCB face Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday.