KKR skipper Eoin Morgan hailed his team’s star pacer Lockie Ferguson and ‘superstar’ Andre Russell after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a thrilling Super Over clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson starred in KKR’s Super Over win over SRH. (Courtesy by BCCI)
- Kolkata Knight Riders earned a thrilling Super Over win over Sunrisers Hyderabad
- For Ferguson to come in and perform in both phases was outstanding: Eoin Morgan
- Andre Russel is a superstar player for us: Eoin Morgan
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan was full of praises for New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson and Windies all-rounder Andre Russell after his team retained their place in the top 4 of the points table with a Super Over win over Sunirsers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Ferguson produced one of the most impeccable bowling performances of this IPL edition to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a thrilling Super Over win on Sunday. Ferguson ended Sunrisers Hyderabad’s chances in just 3 balls, rattling the wickets twice to send back David Warner and Abdul Samad. Earlier, Ferguson had snapped up 3 wickets in the tied contest where both SRH and KKR finished with 163 on the board.
“They’re nice to be part of, get a glimpse into what the guys are about. For Lockie to come in and perform in both phases was outstanding,” Eoin Morgan said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We’ve been sort of striving to get wins out of the last couple of games, didn’t happen against Mumbai; today we were competitive. It’ll all depend on a lot of match-ups, what we think are the right dynamics at the time [the batting order].
17 were needed in the last over, Warner switched gears and hit a half-fit Russell for three boundaries. However, with 2 needed off the final ball, all that Warner could manage was a quick single.
“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 added.