In a match filled with drama, Lockie Ferguson proved what Kolkata Knight Riders missed for so lengthy in the match because the New Zealand all-rounder took 5 wickets in the sport, together with two wickets in the tremendous over, at hand out KKR a memorable tremendous over win towards Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
His effort got here after David Warner scored a 33-ball 47 to take the match into tremendous over whereas chasing KKR’s modest goal in the second innings.
His 40-odd innings got here whereas chasing a tough 164 – arrange after KKR captain Eoin Morgan (34 runs off 23 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (23 off 14) mixed to attain 58 runs in the final 5 overs — after Ferguson (3/15) ran by the SRH top-order in the center overs regardless of a great begin.
Chasing 164, skipper David Warner made some adjustments in the batting order. He promoted Kane Williamson to open with Jonny Bairstow whereas demoting himself to no.Four whereas permitting Priyam Garg to bat at one down.
The transfer paid dividend as Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson put SRH into the motive force’s seat with 57 runs in the powerplay. The new opening mixture contributed equally with ten boundaries and a six in the opening-wicket stand as not one of the 4 bowlers in the primary six overs got any respite.
Medium-pacer Lockie Ferguson, nonetheless, put KKR proper again in the sport as he eliminated Williamson (29 off 19), Priyam Garg (Four off 7), Manish Pandey (6 off 7) in fast succession. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy additionally added his bit with eradicating the hazard man Jonny Bairstow at 36; leaving SRH stuttering at 82/4 in the 12th over.
David Warner and Vijay Shankar tried reassembling the SRH innings with a 27-run stand however the latter quickly fall to the rising strain in the 16th over, needing 55 runs off 28.
No.7 Abdul Samad reignited hopes with some brisk hitting down the order however his departure in the penultimate over. But Warner scored 17 runs in the ultimate over off the 18 wanted towards Andre Russell to take the match into tremendous over.
KKR’s high order struggled to get their pictures away and by the point Andre Russell was dismissed off the final ball of the 15th over, the rating was 105/4.
Morgan and Karthik, nonetheless, shifted gears in the dying overs. Morgan hit three fours and one six whereas Karthik hit two fours and as many sixes. T Natarajan picked two wickets whereas Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar and Basil Thampi picked a wicket every.