36th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Oct 18 2020, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 177)
Match tied (Kings XI Punjab won the one-over eliminator)
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP Innings
Full commentary
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 176/6CRR: 8.8 
Deepak Hooda23 (16)
Trent Boult4-0-48-0
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-33-0

Second Super Over of the night. Second Super Over for these sides. And you won't think Mumbai will lose another Super Over. They are a team built for Super Overs. Bumrah to bowl; Sharma, Pollard and Pandya to bat. KXIP might go Rahul, Pooran, Gayle/Agarwal. Shami to bowl. Let's see what they do

What's with KXIP and nerves? What an excellent last over from Boult. The only boundary is an inside edge on a yorker

Boult to Jordan, 1 run, OUT
yorker, swinging in, and there is a third umpire checking the striker's end. And we have a super over by the barest of margins. A second super over. Jordan's running is suspect here. he has turned around in a big circle, and is running two pitches off the main pitch. He has lost at least four yards doing that, and he has been beaten by an inch. Yorker, dug out, reaches the 30-yard circle towards long-on. Pollard comes in with the big throw to the keeper, but Jordan has brought on yet another Super Over
CJ Jordan run out (Pollard/†de Kock) 13 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 162.50

Two required off the last ball. More conferences. Another last-ball finish for KXIP. Long-on, deep midwicket back, but Sharma is asking his boundary riders to come in off the fence. Only four men inside the circle

Boult to Hooda, 1 run
full and wide, and this might have been wide had he not got bat on it. Single to deep point
Boult to Hooda, no run
good umpiring. Hooda moves across the line, Bouls goes behind him with a yorker. Misses the yorker by a stump's width. Hooda wants a wide, but it is not called

Pollard goes from long-on to extra cover to have a word with Sharma. Back to his station

Boult to Jordan, 1 run
slower ball, on a length, outside off, shovelled to long-on for one. Keeps it along the ground
Boult to Jordan, FOUR runs
oh finally some luck for KXIP. Pinpoint yorker, Jordan makes room, gets an inside edge past the keeper. Oh sweet relief, they must be thinking
Boult to Hooda, 1 run

Boult to bowl the last over. Nine to get. One boundary and they should be through, but funny things happen in the last over. Long chat between Boult, Sharma, Pollard and Pandya

end of over 1913 runs
KXIP: 168/5CRR: 8.84 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 9 runs from 6b
Chris Jordan7 (5)
Deepak Hooda21 (13)
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-33-0
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-24-3
Coulter-Nile to Jordan, no run
Jordan does look to take that route but this slower short ball squeezes under his attempted pull

Does Jordan use this as a free hit? If he hits a four, it is game over. If he gets out, the batsman is still on strike?

Coulter-Nile to Jordan, 2 runs
full and straight, pushed straight of long-on. Smart again. Soft hands too. Pollard has to run to his left and also in towards the ball. They take an easy two
Coulter-Nile to Jordan, FOUR runs
this is ordinary bowling really. Finally goes on-pace but well down the leg side with short fine leg up. This is poor execution in elite sport. Can't bowl half-volleys down leg with short fine leg in the circle. Tickled away for four
Coulter-Nile to Hooda, 1 run
dropped at short fine leg. Oh this is not a good ball. Short of a length, slower, but down the leg side, and all Hooda has to do is clear short fine. But he doesn't get enough bat on this, and offers Chahar a sitter, head-high to his left. He spills it
Coulter-Nile to Hooda, FOUR runs
smart shot. Short of a length, on top of off, but Hooda makes room and plays the late-cut, bisecting short third man and backward point
Coulter-Nile to Hooda, 2 runs
slower ball, short of a length, outside off, he pulls this wide of long-on for two

Coulter-Nile will bowl the 19th, Boult the 20th

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 155/5CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 22 runs from 12b
Chris Jordan1 (2)
Deepak Hooda14 (10)
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-24-3
Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-20-0

What an over from Bumrah. His captain wanted a piece of magic, and he delivered it. All of a sudden it is 22 off the last two with Rahul gone. Not that easy now

Bumrah to Jordan, no run
slower ball, 123ks, full and wide, driven crisply, but straight to extra cover

Chance of winning dropped from 77 to 48% with that wicket

Bumrah to Hooda, 1 run
low full toss again, he moves across to work this to deep midwicket for one
Bumrah to Jordan, 1 run
full and straight, a low full toss, pushed towards long-on for one

Chris Jordan. He has been in the middle when KXIP lost an unlosebale match earlier. Can he make up?

Bumrah to Rahul, OUT
bowled'im. Oh Bumrah. That piece of magic upsets all calculations and plans. What a piece of bloody magic. Yorker at 149ks to peg the off stumps back. And that is not all. It seems Rahul has the line covered, but it seems it shapes away late to beat his outside edge and then hit the wicket. Oh man, what a bowler Bumrah is
KL Rahul b Bumrah 77 (51b 7x4 3x6) SR: 150.98
Bumrah to Rahul, 2 runs
full toss, quick, ow, hit straight to extra cover. Sharma feels the pinch. Takes the risk of a direct hit. Rahul is alert. He doesn't over-run. Comes back for the overthrow
Bumrah to Hooda, 1 run
Hooda swings hard, doesn't get all of it, will take a single to deep midwicket

That was pretty much on target. Sharma has been forced to bowl Bumrah out early. If they take eight off him this over, it is a straightforward 19 off the other two. Aim for eight, take the bonus if you get

end of over 1710 runs
KXIP: 150/4CRR: 8.82 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 runs from 18b
Deepak Hooda12 (8)
KL Rahul75 (49)
Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-20-0
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-19-2
Coulter-Nile to Hooda, 1 run
short of a length, slower ball, outside off, steered for one to short third man

Coulter-Nile charges in, and as he enters the delivery stride he sees Hooda is not looking up. So he aborts. Hooda was not ready

Coulter-Nile to Hooda, no run
short of a length, outside off, beaten on the cut. Sharp pace here
Coulter-Nile to Rahul, 1 run
slower ball, short of a length, shovelled to deep square leg for one
Coulter-Nile to Rahul, FOUR runs
lovely shot. Coulter-Nile misses his yorker by six inches or a foot, and Rahul stays deep in the crease to go inside-out and in front of deep cover for four

Samarth: "Do they still need a 20-run over? :P"

Coulter-Nile to Rahul, 2 runs
short of a length, into the pitch, slower, pulled wide of long-on. Pollard puts a dive in, but can't deny them the second

Rahul is the first Indian player to score three consecutive 500s in IPLs. Stat courtesy Star

Coulter-Nile to Rahul, 2 runs
on a length, angling in, pushed wide of long-on. Easy two

That was a massive over. Kings XI have it under control now. If they can take eight off the last Bumrah over, which will most likely be the 19th, they need just 10 each off the other three. Here is Coulter-Nile