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IPL 2020, SRH vs KKR: Lockie Ferguson Powers Kolkata Knight Riders To Thrilling Super Over Win Over SunRisers Hyderabad

Updated: 19th October 2020 | 10:17 IST

Lockie Ferguson’s two wickets within the Super Over additionally to 3 in regular time helped Kolkata Knight Riders prevail over SunRisers Hyderabad on Sunday in Abu Dhabi after the sport led to a tie. Ferguson bowled SRH skipper David Warner for naught and Abdul Samad for 2 within the Super Over, and KKR’s captain Eoin Morgan and ex-captain Dinesh Karthik strolled to the target of three runs with three balls to spare. In their allotted 20 overs, SRH finished on 163 for 6, as many as KKR came the primary inning although they lost only five wickets. Warner batted superbly for his unbeaten 47 off 33 that included three boundaries within the last over of normal day off Andre Russell, who had been suffering from a hamstring injury and was limping through his run-up.

SRH shuffled their batting line-up with Kane Williamson (29) opening the batting alongside Jonny Bairstow (36). The duo got SRH’s chase of 164 off to an honest start, adding 57 runs within the first six overs,

Ferguson brought KKR back within the contest by sending back Williamson then Priyam Garg (4), who was promoted to No. 3.

Captain Warner came in at four and stayed till the top but lacked support at the opposite end as Bairstow fell to Varun Chakravarthy within the 10th over and Manish Pandey (6) was bowled by Ferguson within the 12th to tilt the balance towards KKR.

When Vijay Shankar departed cheaply for seven, leaving SRH tottering at 109/5 within the 16th over, KKR looked in complete control.

However, Warner and Abdul Samad (23 off 15 balls) had other plans as they took the sport into the last two overs.

Samad fell at the top of the 19th over, but Warner made full use of a final over bowled by a less-than-100-per-cent Russell and helped SRH tie the sport.

Earlier, KKR was asked to bat by Warner and for an outsized duration of the inning, it seemed like they might finish below-par.

However, a late push by Morgan (34 off 23) and Karthik (29 off 14) helped them pop their total over 160.

Shubman Gill (36 off 37) looked off-color whilst Rahul Tripathi (23 off 16) and Nitish Rana (29 off 20) looked to up the ante but couldn’t anchor the inning.

For KKR, Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers with figures of three for 15 in four overs additionally to 2 wickets within the Super Over.

Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, and Pat Cummins returned with one wicket apiece.

Rashid Khan returned 1 for 28 for SRH while Vijay Shankar was the foremost economical with figures of 1 for 20 off four overs.

With this win, KKR consolidated their position at No. 4 as they now have 10 points from nine matches.

SRH stays in the fifth spot with six points from nine games.

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