IPL 2020: Ferguson’s ball magic to Warner’s struggle, dissecting the talking points as KKR pip SRH
First Published 18, Oct 2020, 8:51 PM
Match 35 of the IPL saw a clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) that culminated in a super over. After the match, teams have remained to be on their same positions, as KKR sit fourth on the points table, while SRH are still at the sixth.
Match 35 in Abu Dhabi was an absolute final-ball thriller followed by a Super Over. The IPL season saw its third Super Over, most in the history of the IPL. The match saw a tie and it was KKR who took the lead in the Super Over. Let’s just look at the talking points of this cliffhanger in Abu Dhabi.
KKR struggle with the bat
The batting order nearly failed once again and all their dependency shifted to bowling yet again. With very little contributions with the bat, the team managed to put 163 runs at the end of their innings. With due credit to the SRH’s economical bowlers, Sandeep Sharma, Vijay Shankar, and Rashid Khan, KKR still could have been a little more consistent with the bat.
Poor performance from SRH young guns
SRH were off to a decent start and were 57 in 6.1 overs when Kane Williamson departed. The opening stand between Williamson and Jonny Bairstow was promising enough to get them through. However, the middle-order youngsters, Manish Pandey and Priyam Garg, departed with almost nil contributions.
David Warner- SRH face savior
It was the skipper who proved his mettle in the middle overs of the slowed pitch. With a slow strike-rate initially, he created high hopes for the team in the last over, which eventually ended up in a Super Over. Having smashed a couple of boundaries in the last over, he went not out on 47 from 33 balls. However, in the Super Over, he was dismissed off the first ball.
KKR would surely regret their decision for having benched this man for their first eight matches. The Kiwi pacer was flawless on the field today. In his spell, he conceded just 15 runs and alone scalped three massive wickets for KKR. He was magnificent on the field and took two brilliant catches. Having given the ball in the Super Over, he took the two wickets and was the prime reason for KKR’s glory today.