Two wickets from Lockie Ferguson propelled the Kolkata Knight Riders to an exciting victory within the third Super Over of IPL 2020 after a tense Sunrisers Hyderabad run chase ended with the scores stage in common play on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Kolkata had the higher hand, with Hyderabad needing 18 to win from six balls. Warner swung the momentum his group’s manner by hitting a hat-trick of fours off Andre Russell. But with 4 wanted off the final two, Russell conceded three and introduced the match to a Super Over.
Earlier, chasing 164, Jonny Bairstow (36, 28b, 7×4) and Kane Williamson (29, 19b, 4×4, 1×6) obtained Hyderabad off to a flying begin. They cruised to 58/zero within the Powerplay, earlier than Ferguson (three for 15), taking part in his first match of this IPL, obtained Williamson caught.
And when Priyam Garg, Bairstow and Manish Pandey fell in fast succession, Hyderabad was left reeling. Vijay Shankar and David Warner then tried to restore the injury, however Pat Cummins accounted for Shankar. However, it was Warner’s unbeaten 33-ball 47 that ultimately arrange the sport for an thrilling end.
Inserted in to bat, Kolkata scored simply 15 off the primary three overs. Shubman Gill (36, 37b, 5×4) obtained a reprieve within the second over when Rashid Khan dropped a catch at deep sq.. Rahul Tripathi then switched gears and hit T. Natarajan for a six and a 4 within the fourth over. Gill broke the shackles with three back-to-back boundaries off Basil Thampi’s bowling. It was Natarajan, who clear bowled Tripathi to offer Hyderabad its first breakthrough.
Kolkata regarded to Nitish Rana (29, 20b, 3×4, 1×6) for a push, with Rashid Khan (one for 28) and Vijay Shankar (one for 20) holding a lid on the scoring. Rana hit two back-to-back boundaries off Rashid earlier than launching him over long-on for six. As a partnership was starting to take form, Rashid dismissed an out of kinds Gill, earlier than Shankar removed Rana within the subsequent over.
The transfer to advertise Russell to No. four didn’t pay dividends as he fell for simply 9. The slide was plugged by an enterprising 58-run fifth-wicket stand between Dinesh Karthik (29, 14b, 2×4, 2×6) and Eoin Morgan (34, 23b, 3×4, 1×6) as the 2 hammered 52 off the final 4.