The 35th match of the ongoing IPL 2020 saw Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) taking on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi. SRH skipper Warner won the toss and decided to field first.
It was a team effort from KKR as they made 163/5 in 20 overs. Gill (36), Morgan (34), Karthik (29) and Rana (29) made the bulk of scores. T Natarajan picked 2/40 in his 4 overs.
The chase proved to be a tricky one as Kane Williamson came to open the batting due to an injury, but made 29 in 19 balls. Jonny Bairstow made 36 with 7 fours to his name. However, Lockie Ferguson (3/15) removed the more dangerous Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey to hurt their chase.
But Warner stood tall and with help of Abdul Samad (23 in 15 balls) tried to keep the chase to an achievable one. During his knock, Warner also became the first foreigner and fourth overall batsman and the fastest ever (135 innings) to reach the 5,000-run mark in the IPL.
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Warner made 47* in 33 balls, hitting Russell for three fours in the last over when 18 runs were needed and took the match to the last ball, where two runs were required. Unfortunately, Warner could amass only one run and the match ended in a tie.
This was the third tie of the IPL 2020 with Delhi Capitals winning the super over against Kings XI Punjab, while Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians in the second super over of the tournament.
KKR’s Lockie Ferguson bowled David Warner on the first ball of the super over to start things. He then bowled Abdul Samad on the third ball, ending SRH’s super over on 2 runs.
Rashid Khan bowled the super over for SRH, but Karthik and Morgan were successful in making the 3 required runs and won the super over, with KKR pocketing two important points.
The cricket fraternity was exhausted by the time this exciting match ended but took to Twitter to applaud both teams, especially KKR for this amazing victory.
Here are the tweets:
Lockie unlocked ???????????????? #IPL2020 #SRHvsKKR
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) October 18, 2020
#lockieferguson what a day for you! Outstanding bowling spell in the second innings. And, when it came to the challenge of tougher #SuperOver , he performed even better. #SRHvsKKR #KKRvSRH #IPL2020
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 18, 2020
#KKR win after high drama climax, including Super Over. What a great match for Lockie Ferguson! Deserving of lead role in a movie made by Red Chillies! @iamsrk
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 18, 2020
What a great suggestion by @TomMoodyCricket to have two bowlers bowling a super over. 3 balls each. Not alternate. Would test the depth of a team just that wee bit more. ????#SuperOver
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 18, 2020
Lockie isn’t so low key at all. #lockieferguson
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 18, 2020
Like they would a diamond, @KKRiders kept #LockieFerguson in a safe and only displayed him on the big day!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 18, 2020