India, Oct. 19 -- This was a match decided by the barest of bare margins. Two teams couldn't score two runs off one ball, pushing the match into two Super Overs before two clean hits from Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal finally fetched Kings XI Punjab the points they deserved. Nobody merited this win more than Rahul. The first Indian to score 500 runs in three consecutive IPL seasons, he scored a brilliant 77 but a ruthless Mumbai Indians took the match to a Super Over. This time, it required an outstanding piece of wicketkeeping from Rahul to take the match into the second Super Over, the first in the history of the Indian Premier League.

As captain, Rahul did almost everything right on Sunday, be it with his field placements or the bowl...