A half-fit Andre Russell of KKR was bowling the last over against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who were chasing 164 runs and needed 18 runs to win the match. The first ball of the over was a no-ball, followed by a single. During the next three deliveries, David Warner hit three fours back-to-back to put his side in a win-win situation. However, with four runs required from the last two balls and two runs on the final ball, the SRH skipper could manage to tie the game ultimately.
Lockie Ferguson of Kolkata Knight Riders came up with a splendid performance to limit SRH to just two in the super over. He began the super over by castling David Warner on the very first delivery. Abdul Samad followed it by a double before the New Zealand pacer castled him as well.
Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik at that point guided KKR over the end goal with two deliveries remaining. This is the fifth win of Kolkata-based team in 9 IPL 2020 games they have played so far. After the win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, KKR is now at the fourth spot of the IPL points table. Then again, SRH are at the fifth spot with three wins from nine matches.
David Warner defended his choice of bowling first
Chatting after the game, David Warner clarified that he was at loss of words to shed light on the reason behind yet another poor defeat of this IPL season. He didn't mince any words as he condemned his side’s inability to win the games this season. David Warner additionally defended his choice to bowl first against KKR.
“I don’t know where to start. At the end of the day, we probably leaked a few too many in the middle overs and at the back end. For us it’s about finishing games and we’ve failed the last 2-3 occasions,” said the SRH captain.
He stated the target of 165 runs as standard score. Warner accepted that his side lost wickets at crucial times once more. Kane had to open the game since he had a small concern with his adductor. Warner told that Kane would require some physio work.