Despite scoring a dazzling 99 off just 58 balls, Ishan Kishan, who was dismissed in the last over, did not walk out to bat at the Super Over.
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma explained that Ishan Kishan wasn’t sent to bat in the Super Over since the latter was “drained out.” The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians went into the Super Over after both teams scored 201 runs in their allotted 20 overs. RCB went on to win the Super More than after chasing a goal of eight runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. Despite scoring a dazzling 99 off just 58 balls, Ishan Kishan, who was dismissed in the past over, didn’t walk out to bat at the Super Over.
Instead, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were awarded the responsibility. After Pollard was disregarded, Rohit came out to bat since Mumbai Indians managed to score only seven runs in the Super Over.
“It was a great game. We were not in the game when we began together with the bat—great innings by Ishan to get back us. Polly was brilliant, as usual. We did not begin well, and I thought we might have got 200 together with the batting we have,” Rohit stated in the post-match presentation.
“With Polly being there, anything could happen, and Ishan can hit on it. We had the belief that we can do it. They kept their nerves, although we place pressure. (Kishan) was drained out, and he wasn’t comfortable for the Super Over. He was not feeling refreshing, and Hardik is somebody we trust hitting on the long chunks,” he added.
Pollard also played a crucial knock of 60 runs off just 24 deliveries. Mumbai Indians will now take on Kings XI Punjab on October 1.