Former England captain Kevin Pietersen on Tuesday hailed Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers for giving a match-winning efficiency in opposition to Mumbai Indians. His comment got here as RCB defeated Mumbai Indians in the Super Over on Monday on the Dubai International Stadium. In the Super Over, Mumbai Indians have been in a position to rating simply seven runs as Navdeep Saini bowled an excellent over, and Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers chased it down with ease. In the traditional match motion, each Mumbai and Bangalore posted 201 runs on the board. Mumbai Indians didn’t ship out Ishan Kishan to play the Super Over as he was drained out and because of this, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya got here out to bat.
Pietersen was not impressed with the selection of batsmen made by Mumbai, and he cited de Villiers’ instance to say how the very best batsman within the crew must play the Super Over.
“2 super overs and both times the 2 batters who got their team there didn’t bat, cos of what. Look at AB last night. He smashed it, he kept wicket and then he batted again. Couldn’t do media, cos he was busted – no problem. Winner! That’s what the best do,” Pietersen tweeted.
After the match, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma explained as to why Ishan Kishan was not sent out to play the Super Over.
“Kishan was drained out and he was not comfortable for the Super Over. He was not feeling fresh and Hardik is someone we trust hitting the long balls,” Sharma informed host broadcaster Star Sports after the match.
So far, simply 10 ten matches have been performed within the IPL 2020 and there have already been two matches which have gone all the way down to the Super Over.
Chasing 202, Mumbai discovered itself at 78/4, however it was then that Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard obtained collectively on the crease and shaped a stand of 119 runs to take the facet nearer to the goal. Ishan Kishan performed a knock of 99, studded with two fours and 9 sixes. On the opposite hand, Pollard registered an unbeaten inning of 60 off simply 24 balls with the assistance of three fours and 5 sixes.
For RCB, pacer Navdeep Saini completed with figures of 0-43 in his 4 overs. The pacer additionally bowled the Super Over, wherein he conceded simply seven runs despite the fact that Pollard and Hardik Pandya have been within the center.
RCB has performed three matches within the match to this point and the facet has managed to win two out of those three. The Virat Kohli-led facet will subsequent play Rajasthan Royals on October 3.
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