IPL 2020 is a unique tournament in itself. This year’s game got organized in UAE, and that is too behind closed doors due to COVID -19. The tournament is in progress, and new records have been made. Some crucial matches have already been played, and one such crucial game took place between the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. This match ended in a tie and was decided in a Super Over. The Royal Challengers Bangalore won under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
Ishan Kishan’s performance
Mumbai Indians‘ lost the match by 3 runs. The team gave a tough competition to RCB. Ishan Kishan, the left-handed batsman, together with Kieron Pollard, jagged up one of the best partnerships of IPL. They made a combined 119 runs in just 52 balls.
Next one in this row
The next in the row is Prithvi Shaw. He got dismissed for 99 in IPL 2019. He was playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Delhi Capitals. Prithvi Shaw hit 50 off 30 balls, but he miss-hit a short ball in the final over and was caught at 99.
The third one in this league
Suresh Raina was another individual who got dismissed at a score of 99. He was playing for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2013 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Raina also lost his wicket when the Super Over was being played. He was on 85 on the last ball of the over when he got a free hit as he needed 6 runs to reach his century. Kishan could only manage to get four. He got dismissed on 99.
Game with Pollard
Ishan Kishan and Pollard tried to take the team to a safer end. Ishan made a personal score of 99 runs. He hit 9 sixes and 2 fours, while Pollard was also at his best. He slammed a fifty in 20 balls and made a total score of 60 in 24 balls. It included 3 fours and 5 sixes. Mumbai Indians needed 19 runs to win. Isuru Udana from RCB was at the bawling end, and MI managed two runs off the first two balls. In the next balls, Ishan Kishan slammed two sixes. But, as he attempted to hit the third six, he miscalculated the slog and was caught at deep midwicket, on the score of 99. He was just one run away from a century.
Ishan Kishan stands fourth in the list of batsmen who got dismissed for 99 in the Indian Premier League. The first one is Virat Kohli, who was dismissed for 99 in the IPL 2013 against the Delhi Daredevils. He was batting on 76 in the final over of the match. With two sixes and two fours, he reached a score of 98. He tried to take a couple more hits when he was declared run-out.