Dream11 IPL 2020: Stoinis, Rabada help Delhi beat Punjab in a super-over thriller

DD Fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada held his nerves to help Delhi Capitals beat Kings Eleven Punjab in a super over.

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Indian Premier League 2020 has just started and we have already witnessed a super over. The second match of the tournament saw the fortunes turning in favour of both the sides from time to time. But in the end, a superb spell from Marcus Stoinis in the 20th over and Rabada in the super over helped Delhi win the game against Kings Eleven Punjab on Sunday.

A sensational knock from Mayank Agarwal staged a fantastic comeback after Kings XI Punjab were left reeling at 55 for 5 inside 10 overs while chasing a target of 158 in 20 overs. Delhi attack went through Punjab’s middle order as the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran combined to score just 1 run.

Mayank Agarwal

However, the star of the show, Mayank Agarwal singlehandedly almost took the match out Delhi’s hands until he got out on the second last ball of the innings. Needing just 1 run off 2 balls, Agarwal chipped the ball straight to Hetmyer at deep backward point. This was followed by another wicket, leading to a super over. Marcus Stoinis who earlier played a great knock from the bat did it with the ball as well in the super over.

Marcus Stoinis’ heroics helped Delhi reach 157 in 20 overs

Marcus Stoinis

Earlier, Delhi batsmen too struggled to get going against Punjab’s attack. The top three- Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Shimron Hetmyer- all fell cheaply as Kings XI Punjab slipped to 13 for 3 in 3.6 overs.

Mohammad Shami led the pace attack with an inspired bowling spell of 3 for 15 in 4 overs.

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, however, led the recovery as the duo stitched a 74-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Ravi Bishnoi once again helped Kings to have the upper-hand after accounting for the wicket of Pant in the fourteenth over. Shreyas Iyer who was playing well too fell at an important juncture of the game as Delhi Capitals were left struggling at 87 for 5 in 14.1 overs.

Delhi would perhaps have ended up under 120, however, some fierce batting display from the new recruit, Marcus Stoinis, helped them reach 154 in 20 overs. Delhi added 57 runs in last three overs, of which 49 runs were scored by Stoinis himself. Death bowling specialist, Chris Jordan went for 30 runs in the final over of the first innings.

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