That’s how the super over happened
Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl first. Kolkata struggled and scored 163 for 5. KKR’s Shubhaman Gill top-scored with 36, followed by skipper Morgan with 34 and Karthik with 29 not out. Johnny Bairstow and Kane Williamson gave Hyderabad a good start as they set a target of 164 for victory. But then his innings collapsed. But skipper David Warner fought till the end and scored 47 not out. Hyderabad had scored 146 runs in 19 overs. They needed 18 runs in the last six balls. But Andre Russell gave only 17 runs. With two runs needed on the last ball, Warner was able to score only one run and the match was tied.
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In the Super Over, Loki Ferguson from Kolkata took Warner’s wicket off the first ball. Two runs were scored on the second ball and he took the wicket again on the third ball and ended Hyderabad’s innings.
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Kolkata needed just 3 runs to win. Rashid Khan from Hyderabad bowled the last super over. The batting was captained by Morgan and Dinesh Karthik. Rashid did not run on the first ball. Morgan took a run off the second ball. The third ball was wasted again. Finally, Karthik got two runs off the fourth ball and Kolkata won the super over.
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Lucky Ferguson was the architect of Kolkata’s victory. He took 3 wickets for 15 runs in 4 overs and then 2 runs and 2 wickets in Super Over. The victory was made easy.
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With this victory, Kolkata has retained the fourth position in the standings. They have won 5 out of 9 matches while Hyderabad are fifth with 3 out of 9 wins.