Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Warner's last over blitz takes SRH into Super Over

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Cary Erickson | 18 October, 2020, 22:26

Lockie Ferguson's spectacular spell (3/15) won it for KKR. With this failure, SRH further complicated their chances of qualifying into playoffs.

A fine all-round bowling effort from the KKR bowlers restricted SRH to 142 for 4 in Abu Dhabi - in the first encounter between the two teams in IPL 2020. KKR used on this opportunity as openers Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi have a solid start. The duo formed a 48-run partnership before Thangarasu Natarajan, in the sixth over, dismissed Tripathi. The American cricketer had taken eight wickets during the tournament. However, midway in the season, Dinesh Karthik has stepped down and handed the role to Eoin Morgan.

SRH captain David Warner pushed the game into a Super Over as they ended their 20 overs on 163/6 in response to KKR's 163/5. With calls for the all-rounder being sidelined following his below-par performances, there will be extra pressure on the Windies cricketer to come good against SunRisers Hyderabad on Sunday. Right after the powerplay, Williamson got out.

SunRisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

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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. When they needed 17 off the last over, Sunrisers scored 16 and raised the curtains for a super over. The Super Over itself turned out to be farcical however due to KKR fast bowler Lockie Ferguson picking two wickets and giving away just two runs.

The average 1st innings score at this venue is 137 runs while the average 2nd innings score is 128.

Morgan and Andre Russell were the next batsmen and helped KKR get past the 100-run mark.