Match 2: DC VS KXIP
The second match of IPL and the thriller began!! The super over was just seen in the yesterday's match. The mind blowing innings of Marcus Stoinis led the Delhi Capitals for their victory!! There was also a fantastic innings of Mayank Agarwal but failed due to super over format. Let me tell from beginning, the playing XI of both the teams were:
Shreyas Iyer (c)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Kings XI Punjab:-
Lokesh Rahul (c) (wk)
The match was played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The KXIP had won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Prithvi Shaw with the new opener of DC Shikhar Dhawan came over the crease. But Shikhar Dhawan was not comfortable, he got run out on the second over, It Dhawan the call of Prithvi but at end he told no and the misunderstanding done by both. He also got out in the 4 over. After this wicket DC was unstable, falling more n more wickets once they had a partnership of more than 50 between Pant and Iyer. After that the Marcus show began from 17 over taking more than 12 runs in last three overs. But the last over was amazing taken 30 runs from it, and led the total of 157 for 8 in 20 overs. The top bowlers for Punjab was Mohammad Shami for taking 3 wickets.
And then KXIP opener came over the ground, as Gayle was not playing Rahul and Mayank were their over the crease. They seemed that, that is easy to chase but starting from rahul in the 5th over till last the wickets going on. Only a side was handle by Mayank Agarwal but no one was able to support him. Their was a responsibly on him to take the team to win, and hence he had taken to victory. He had scored 89 runs of 60 runs. All was going in the side of Punjab, they need 1 run in 3 balls but was not able to score. The three balls were 0, wicket, wicket. And hence the super over.
Their was first batting of Punjab, a unique decision by Rahul. The two openers were Rahul and Pooran, but team got out at the score of 2. Pooran got out at duck 2 times in a match. A very low score of 2 and was easily chase by DC. The top bowler for DC was Kagiso Rabada for taking a total of 4 wickets in a match led the DC for victory!!!
The player of the match was Marcus Stoinis for hitting 53 of 21 including 7 fours and 3 sixes was also a reason for the victory. The IPL has just started and a thriller match happened, just imagine what will happen at the end!!!