Lockie Ferguson termed the dismissal of David Warner as his ‘favorite wicket’ as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad within the Super Over.
Kolkata, batting first, posted a aggressive 163/5 and Sunrisers in reply, tied the match, courtesy Warner’s unbeaten 47.
However, within the Super Over, Ferguson castled Warner and Abdul Samad as Kolkata chased down the three-run goal to pocket two essential factors.
“I think getting David Warner out especially at the start of the super over.. That was my favourite wicket. It’s great having Morgs (Eoin Morgan) 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,” Ferguson who registered match figures of 4-0-15-Three mentioned.
Winning skipper Morgan credited his group for holding their nerve within the tense moments and heaped reward on Ferguson, who was awarded the Man-of-the-Match.
“They’re nice to be part of, get a glimpse into what the guys are about. For Lockie to come in and perform in both phases was outstanding. We’ve been sort of striving to get wins out of the last couple of games, didn’t happen against Mumbai, today we were competitive,” Morgan mentioned.
Kolkata suffered a setback when Andre Russell pulled his hamstring and walked off the sphere earlier than returning to bowl the ultimate over.
“Dre went off the field, we thought he was injured. He came back on and said he could bowl. I think he showed a lot of character to get us to the Super Over after not starting well. He’s a superstar player for us. Hopefully, we can gather up some momentum after this,” the KKR skipper mentioned.
Losing skipper Warner backed his determination to bowl first on a gradual floor and mentioned his group wants to complete video games.
“I don’t know where to start. At the end of the day, we probably leaked a few too many in the middle overs and at the back end. For us it’s about finishing games and we’ve failed the last 2-3 occasions. Not at all in two minds about bowling first. I thought this was a nice wicket that wouldn’t change and to be fair it didn’t. 165 was about par. We lost wickets at crucial times again,” he mentioned.
Kane Williamson suffered an harm and he opened the innings as an alternative of Warner.
“Kane had to open because he had a slight niggle with his adductor. Will need some physio work,” Warner knowledgeable.