Lockie Ferguson powered Kolkata Knight Riders to an exciting Super Over win over SunRisers Hyderabad on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (October 18).
Ferguson picked-up 3/15 from his common 4 overs while within the Super Over, he completed the SRH innings in simply on simply 2 runs after dismissing David Warner and Abdul Samad. Chasing simply three runs to win, KKR’s skilled duo of skipper Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik ensured the victory for his or her aspect.
Chasing KKR’s whole of 163, SRH in a shocking transfer, despatched Kane Williamson to open the innings with Jonny Bairstow. The transfer proved unerring because the duo stitched a fast 57-run stand at hand the benefit to their aspect.
The partnership was lastly damaged within the seventh over by Ferguson, who eliminated his compatriot Kane Williamson (29 off 19 balls). Ferguson, taking part in his first recreation of IPL 2020, picked-up a wicket on his maiden ball of the match.
Ferguson, adopted it up with two extra wickets of Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey to cap off an amazing show of quick bowling where he returned with glorious figures of 4-0-15-3.
The effectively set Jonny Bairstow (36 off 28 balls) was despatched again to the pavilion by Varun Chakravarthy to bamboozle SRH.
David Warner (47 off 33 balls), coming into bat on the fifth place, then tied-up one finish and ensured that his aspect have been within the recreation. He was given good firm by teen Samad (23 off 15 balls).
With 18 wanted off the ultimate over, Morgan handed the ball to the injured Andre Russell who had bowled just one over up till that level and had hobbled off the bottom with a hamstring harm earlier on.
Russell, who may solely jog to the crease, delivered a wayward closing over where Warner scored three boundaries and tied the rating – SRH ending at 163/6
Lockie Ferguson then returned to bowl a powerful Super Over, taking solely 4 balls to complete it off.
Earlier, Warner had received the toss and opted to bowl first. Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill gave a superb begin to KKR, knitting a 48-run opening stand. SRH bowlers pulled it again properly and tightened the screws within the center overs.
Dinesh Karthik (29 off 14 balls) and Eoin Morgan (34 off 23 balls) scored 42 runs within the closing three overs to take KKR to a stable whole of 163/5. The former and present captain stitched essential a 58-run stand.
Lockie Ferguson was awarded the man of the match for his scintillating show with the ball.