Yesterday Ishan Kishan played a wonderful innings of 99 runs off just 58 balls, hitting 9 Sixes and 2 boundaries. Playing in his first IPL match of the season, the 22-year old from Bihar along with Kieron Pollard almost pulled off an unthinkable as Mumbai Indians lost the match in Super over.
In a match that witnessed one of the greatest ever comebacks in chase, Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard played two magnificent innings to be remembered for ages. After Mumbai looked down and out, in pursuit of 202 runs, at 78-4 in 12th over, Pollard and Ishan Kishanplayed two breath-taking innings to take the match in Super Over. Both of them joined forces to put up 119 runs partnership off just 51 balls to stun RCB.
With 19 runs required of the last the last over, Ishan Kishan hit consecutive sixes on 3rd and 4th ball to brought down the equation to 5 needed off 2. On the penultimate delivery Ishan Kishan looked to finish the game by hitting one more six but he holed out at deep midwicket. Though Pollard managed to hit a boundary off the last ball to tie the match, he couldn’t repeat the heroics in Super Over as RCB won the match on the last ball of Super Over to clinch two points.
Although MI lost the match and Ishan missed his maiden IPL 100 by 1 run, he won millions of hearts. The youngster received accolades in the dressing room as well as on Social Media. His lady love Aditi Hundia also looked impressed from the youngster’s innings as she posted an encouraging and lovely Insta Story for Ishan Kishan.
She wrote: “I am so so proud of you baby,” with a video of Ishan Kishan walking off the field.