Harsha Bhogle Singled Out The Turning Point Of The Game Between ings XI Punjab And Mumbai Indians: Mumbai versus Punjab witnessed a battle of the first waters as there were two super overs, a first-timer in the history of Indian cricket in the shortest format of the game.
Batting first Mumbai managed to post a vertiginous 176 on the board. Quinton De Kock played a gem of a knock at the start of the innings, carving a painstaking 53. Krunal Pandya came together with Pollard to steady the ship for Mumbai and then the West Indian played in perfect tandem with Nathan Coulter-Nile to up the ante for Mumbai.
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/ydnmM0SVU8
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 18, 2020
Punjab was off to a flyer, thanks to some blistering pyrotechnics from KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. However, the valiant efforts up front shortly started fizzling away.
Punjab suddenly found themselves in hot waters after Jasprit Bumrah castled KL Rahul with an absolute bullet. Deepak Hooda and Chris Jordan battled it right till the end to keep them afloat in a thrilling tie.
The game needed two super overs to determine the winner of the high-octane war, that featured two excellent overs, one screaming save in the boundary, one phenonemal run-out and a dance from the Universe Boss.
Harsha Bhogle singled out a moment from the rip-roaring battle and it was interestingly about Mumbai’s safe stance while trying ti secure 7 runs for a victory in the first over.
This post was in refence to Mumbai’s wary approach that saw them scrambling around for singles wherein one strike could have sealed the fate of the game.
Without detracting anything from Shami, who did bowl some impeccable deliveries in that over, Mumbai’s conservative stance made life a bit easier for Shami.
Here, check out the Tweet of Harsha Bhogle:
If I had to pick one moment, from all the manic moments in this game, it would be @mipaltan playing too safe in the 1st super over with only 6 to get. But there were so many. What a Sunday! In these times, what would we do without sport, without cricket!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 18, 2020