Mayank Agarwal played a blinder of an innings and nearly got Kings XI Punjab over the line yet Marcus Stoinis featured with an inside and out show as Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab in an exciting Super Over on Sunday.
Pursuing 158 hurries to win, Punjab was gazing intently at the barrel before Mayank’s awe inspiring 89 off 60 conveyances helped Punjab reach 157. In any case, Stoinis did the stunt with the ball to set up a Super Over.
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In the Super Over, Kagiso Rabada gave only two runs and took two wickets to set up a simple success for Delhi.
“Stoinis batted extremely well and even if we made a little mistake, he took us apart. So credit to him and he had a great game and he did really did well for them at the death,” Mayank said during the post-coordinate public interview.
Mayank fell at a vital crossroads with Punjab requiring only one run. Chris Jordan confronting the last conveyance, neglected to make sure about Punjab a dominate as the game was tied.
“We batted extremely well to reach there. I don’t know what to say,” Mayank stated, thinking about the last snapshots of the match.
“I thought 158 was a par score and going into the break, we knew that if we can stitch a partnership and not give them wickets, we could win the game,” he included.
Delhi spinner Axar Patel said that Stoinis gives the ideal parity to the group and commended the Australian’s overall commitment.
“If the team wants to go with six bowlers then you need an all-rounder and if he (Stoinis) can contribute with both bat and ball it’s really good for the team,” Axar said.
“Stoinis performing like this in the first game itself means we don’t have to change our strategy too much. It’s good we won the Super Over and the morale is high in the dressing room,” he included.