Lockie Ferguson stars as KKR beat SRH in Super Over

Ruben Hill
October 18, 2020

This was the third time this season that a match had to be decided with a Super Over but Ferguson ended up making it a farce as he took both of SRH's wickets for just two runs in three balls. They are now four points behind fourth-placed Kolkata in the table. The Australian struggled to get going for most of the season before finally taking the reins in the last over bowled by Andre Russell. But with two required off the last ball, Russell gave away only one to force the game into the super over as the Hyderabad skipper stayed unbeaten on 47 off 33 balls.

Morgan lost his first game in charge against Mumbai Indians but his runs, the selection of Ferguson and a costly drop from Sunrisers' Rashid Khan ensured Kolkata snapped a run of two straight losses.

After Gill, Rana ( 29) also made his way back to the pavilion as his lofted shot was caught by a running Garg in Vijay Shankar's over.

Warner came in at no.4 on Sunday instead of his usual opening slot which was taken by a half-fit Kane Williamson. He then bowled out Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey, the latter with an inch flawless yorker aimed at ther base of the off stump.

Samad fell for 23 in the penultimate over when Ferguson relayed the ball back to Shubman Gill on the edge of the boundary to complete the catch before Warner couldn't take his team over the line in the last over.

Russell - who had earlier left the field through injury - bowled a poor final over, featuring a no-ball, a full toss and those three Warner boundaries, but it did not cost Kolkata in the end, with Ferguson coming to the fore. Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals is Monday's match with coverage from Abu Dhabi beginning at 2.50pm.

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