After losing the first match of the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) head coach Anil Kumble said that his team will “make things right” in the next match.
DC defeated KXIP in the super over of IPL’s third match on Sunday. Both the teams ended on 157 in 20 overs, resulting in the Super Over.
It was a good start: Anil Kumble
“Really proud of the way we played today. The game was taken away in the last three overs when we bowled, but having said that once we were five down 155/5 to sort of win the game. Mayank batted brilliantly,” Kumble said in a video posted by KXIP Twitter handle.
“Really disappointed towards the end. Maybe we should have won the game, unfortunately, it went to a Super Over and when you go to a Super Over, you at least need 10-12 runs that didn’t happen. Delhi played well as we left them off the hook a little bit, but having said that for the first game of the tournament, really satisfied with the way things have gone. It was a good start and I am sure we will be able to correct whatever little things we need to do on the field in the next game,” he added.
In the final over, KXIP needed 13 runs to win. Mayank Agarwal scored 12 runs off the first three balls but Marcus Stoinis made a brilliant comeback.
Stoinis delivered a dot ball before taking two wickets of Mayank Agarwal and Chris Jordan off the last two deliveries, taking the match into Super Over.
In the game full of roller coaster rides, KXIP opening batsman Mayank Agarwal’s heroic performance (89 off 60) went worthless as his side failed to overhaul the target of 158 runs in 20 overs.
Short-run was the difference between DC and KXIP
In the 19th over of the first innings, Chris Jordan reached his ground after finishing a run. Meanwhile, the umpire felt that Jordan fell short and the side was not awarded the run. In the replay, it became clear that Jordan’s bat was inside the crease.
The match resulted in a tie, after which Delhi Capitals won the game in the super over. Kagiso Rabada repeated what he did against KKR last year and produced another sensational super over on Sunday. He gave just two runs with Delhi needing just 3 to win the game. Rishabh Pant didn’t take too long as he finished the game in just 2 deliveries.
Earlier, Delhi Capitals made 157 runs in 20 overs, thanks to the brilliant knock by Marcus Stoinis, who made 53 off just 21 balls. In pursuit of the total, Kings XI Punjab slipped to 55 for 5 in 9.6 overs.
Kings XI Punjab will face Royal Challengers Bangalore for the next game on September 24.