Match 35 of the IPL 2020 between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders was all about one person- Lockie Ferguson. He ripped apart the SRH batting line-up with his fiery Yorkers and incredible athleticism in the outfield. In total, he picked up 5 wickets in the match and pulled off an incredible boundary line save to shift the match in favour of the Knight Riders.
Towards the flag end of the match between SRH and KKR, the momentum started shifting towards the side of the men in orange. Their captain David Warner and young middle-order batsmen Abdul Samad started re-building their innings after Lockie inflicted major damage on their batting unit in the first phase. Young Samad looked well set to carry his team towards the finishing line. But in the last ball of the penultimate over, things took a U-turn as Samad tried to clear the deep mid-wicket region. He hit the ball really hard, but an incredible fielding effort from Lockie Ferguson at the boundary ropes made sure that Samad was to make his way back to the pavilion. Anticipating the catch, Lockie jumped over the boundary ropes and came back in and tucked the ball towards Gill who was charging in towards him to complete a perfect combination catch.
Playing his first match of the tournament, New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson impressed everyone with his bowling performances. He completed his full quota of overs with astonishing figures of 3-15. It included important wickets of Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, and Kane Williamson. The match was tied and in the super over, it was once again Lockie who helped KKR to edge over SRH. He cleaned up both Warner and Samad in the super over for just 2 runs, and in total racked up 5 wickets in the match.
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