Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Super Over to win match 35 of IPL 2020. Both teams scored 163 a piece in their stipulated 20 overs. Lockie Ferguson, took two wickets in the Super Over to restrict SRH to two runs. Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik then scored three and took KKR over the line in Abu Dhabi. This win keeps KKR in the race for the playoffs and in the top for. While this was SRH’s sixth loss of this IPL campaign. ore about the KKR vs SRH match report in detail below.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and asked Kolkata to bat first. Shubman Gill (36) and Rahul Tripathi (23) added 48 inside the powerplay. Tripathi fell in the last ball of the powerplay. Nitish Rana (29) ate off balls in the middle overs and was not being able to force the issue. Andre Russell too, walking out to bat at number four scored nine of 11 balls and did not look in good touch. Both Rana and Russell’s struggle with the bat continues this season, with KKR sweating over their form. Dinesh Karthik (29 off 14) and skipper Eoin Morgan (34 off 23) added 58 in the last four overs to give a real push to the KKR innings. At the halfway point, KKR probably looked to have 15 to 20 less than where they wanted to be.
Lockie Ferguson Takes Five in the Match for Kolkata Knight Riders
For SRH, Kane Williamson (29) opened the batting alongside Jonny Bairstow (36). The pair added 57 inside the powerplay before Williamson’s countryman Lockie Ferguson dismissed his Kiwi teammate. That put the breaks on the scoring rate allowing KKR to take wickets. Bairstow was dismissed by Varun Chakravarty as Ferguson came back to dismiss Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey cheaply.
With 64 required off the last six overs, David Warner (47*) and Abdul Samad (23 off 15) couldn’t quite finish the job for the Sunrisers. Meanwhile, Ferguson, playing his first match for KKR this season, bowled a spell of 3 for 15 to build the game up for his side. With 18 to defend in the final over, Russell bowled gingerly and gave away the runs only for Sunrisers to take the game to a Super Over.
KKR won the Super Over, courtesy of Ferguson’s two wickets. The Kiwi pacer finished with five wickets in the game and was awarded the player of the match.
What was the Turning Point in The Game?
Lockie Ferguson, taking two wickets in the powerplay to restrict SRH to just two runs, turned out to be the turning point in the game. KKR tracked the runs required via Morgan and Karthik to clinch the game in the Super over.
“I think getting David Warner out especially at the start of the super over [was my favourite wicket]. It’s great having Morgs at the top off the mark with his calmness and of course I had my plan which was working throughout the game. Look we’ll take this win and enjoy tonight, it was a very good win on a tough wicket. It was nice to put the icing on the cake after the batsmen’s effort” said the Kiwi pacer after his matchwinning effort with the ball.