M35 : Sunrisers lost the match in Super Over
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the 35th match of the 13th season of IPL. On Sunday, they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a super over in Abu Dhabi. Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad chased a target of 164 runs to score 163/6 in the allotted 20 overs and the match was tied. Kolkata got just three runs for victory in the Super Over, which was easily achieved by the pair of Captain Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik.
Actually, Kolkata's Kiwi fast bowler Loki Ferguson proved to be the 'game changer' in the Super Over. Playing the first match of this season, Ferguson allowed Hyderabad to score two runs in the super over and bowled David Warner and Abdul Samad. After which Kolkata scored three runs with two balls remaining and snatched away the victory from Hyderabad. 'Man of the match' Loki Ferguson had taken 3 wickets for just 15 runs in 4 overs.
Kolkata started off well after chasing a target of 164 runs. Opener Johnny Bairstow (36) and Kane Williamson (29) added 58 runs. After this, the score of 70 fell to the wicket of Priyam Garg (4). Manish Pandey (6) also went on a score of 82.
The fifth wicket fell at a score of 109. Vijay Shankar (7) was out. Captain David Warner, who landed at number four, stood at one end. He got the support of Abdul Samad. 30 runs were required in the last two overs.
12 runs were scored in the 19th over, but Samad (23) on the sixth ball needed 18 runs in the last over, caught by Shubman Gill at deep mid-wicket. Russell threw that over. Warner (47 not out) and Rashid (1 not out) failed to reach the target and the match was tied. After which the super over was resorted to.
This is how Sunrisers Hyderabad's innings
Chasing the target, the opening pair of Sunrisers Hyderabad added 58 runs for the first wicket in the power play to lose the wicket of their frozen batsman Ken Williamson (29) on the next ball. In an attempt to play an upper cut off Ferguson's first ball, Williamson caught a third man, who hit four fours and a six in 19 balls.
Ferguson took three wickets
Priyam Garg, who did well in fielding, became Ferguson's second victim by scoring four runs in seven balls, when the score was 70 for two. Opener Johnny Bairstow (36 runs) and captain Warner were at the crease. Not a single run was added in the score that Bairstow (seven fours in 28 balls) reached the pavilion with an easy catch on the good length ball of Varun Chakrabarthy.
Warner completed 5000 runs in IPL
Ferguson bowled new batsman Manish Pandey (6) and made his third victim. The team completed its 100 runs in 14 overs. Meanwhile, Warner (47 not out) became the first foreign player to complete 5000 runs in IPL. He is the fourth player (5037) in this list after Indian captain Virat Kohli (5759), Suresh Raina (5368) and Rohit Sharma (5158).
Kolkata Knight Riders had scored 163/5
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scored 163/5 between captain Eoin Morgan (34) and Dinesh Karthik (29 not out) for a 58-run partnership for the 5th wicket. Openers Shubman Gill (36 runs) and Rahul Tripathi (23) got off to a good start by adding 48 runs for the first wicket.
But despite a slow run pace in the middle overs, the partnership between Morgan (three fours and a six off 23 balls) and Karthik (two fours and two sixes in 14 balls) helped the team to a respectable score by adding 58 runs in the final five overs. doing. For Sunrisers Hyderabad, T Natarajan took two wickets, while Vijay Shankar, Basil Thampi and Rashid Khan got one wicket each.