IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH: Tournament witnesses fourth super over in 4 weeks, the most in any IPL season
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Sunday was a special day for all cricket lovers in India after they witnessed two super overs in a single day in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. So far, the IPL 2020 has witnessed four super overs, the most in the history of any one season of the cash-rich league.
The two IPL matches on Sunday -- Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad -- went into super overs to decide the results of the games. This was the first time when two matches in IPL witnessed super overs.
Kings XI Punjab showed nerves of steel as they defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in an edge-of-the-seat IPL game that was decided via a second Super Over for the first time in the history of the tournament on Sunday.
Meanwhile, in the first game on Sunday, David Warner's captain's innings ensured that Sunrisers Hyderabad take the game to the super over, Lockie Ferguson bowled brilliantly and claimed five wickets in the match to help Kolkata Knight Riders win their fifth game in the tournament. In the super over, KKR defeated SRH to get the much-needed two points to take their tally to 10 on the points table.
Thanks to a brilliant bowling effort from Lockie Ferguson, Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to just two runs in the super over, which they chased easily to register their fifth win in the tournament.
"The team has been going good. Pleasure to get an opportunity and do well. We’ve obviously had a big sit with no cricket which is interesting back home. Had a couple of warm-ups and a lot of training sessions," said Ferguson, who was awarded the man of the match award.
"Always getting David Warner, especially start of the Super Over was satisfying. It’s great having Morgs, we’ve both been part of this. Was good to use of his experience. Will take this win, enjoy tonight. It was a tough win on a very tough wicket," he added.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan also praised Ferguson for his 'outstanding' effort and said that the "hunger and drive" which showed on the field on Sunday was 'pleasing'.
"Dre went off the field, we thought he was injured. He came back on and said he could bowl. I think he showed a lot of character to get us to the Super Over after not starting well. He's a superstar player for us. Hopefully, we can gather up some momentum after this," Morgan said in the post-matct conference.
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