In the 35th match of IPL, KKR made a thrilling victory over SRH. KKR won the match in the super over. New joinee of the team Ferguson took the team to victory. He picks up 5 wickets, 3 in the first 20 over and 2 in the super over. KKR now gains a valuable 2 points for their playoff expectations.
SRH won the toss and chose to bowl. KKR openers Gill and Tripathi maintained to make a good score on board in the powerplay. Along with openers captain Eoin Morgan (34 runs off 23 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (23 off 14) combined to score 58 runs in the last five overs, resulting in scoring 164 of the 20 overs. Shubman Gill was the highest run-scorer for the two-time IPL champions with 36 but he took 37 balls to get to that mark before falling to Rashid Khan. It’s Morgan and Karthik who scored well to take the team to a decent score.
Chasing 164, SRH skipper David Warner made some changes in the batting order. He promoted Kane Williamson to open with Jonny Bairstow while demoting himself to no.4 while allowing Priyam Garg to bat at one down. The move lets SRH into the driver’s seat with 57 runs in the powerplay. The new opening combination contributed equally until Kane Williamson was sent back after the powerplay. Medium-pacer Lockie Ferguson, however, put KKR right back in the game as he removed Williamson (29 off 19), Priyam Garg (4 off 7), Manish Pandey (6 of 7) in quick succession. Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy also troubled SRH by removing dangerous batsman Johnny Bairstow. Warner scored 17 runs in the final over of the 18 needed against Andre Russell to take the match into super over.
SRH was destroyed in the super-over by Newzealand medium-pacer Ferguson he just gave two runs picking 2 wickets in the super over and gave KKR batters Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik the comfort to chase it down in just four balls. SRH now loses their playoff dreams any more. It’s a tough task.