New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, while playing his maiden IPL 2020 match, produced one of the most incredible bowling performances of this season to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a thrilling Super Over win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.
Ferguson proved to be the “Knight in Shining Armour” with his storehouse of variation as he dismissed David Warner and Abdul Samad in the Super Over, leaving KKR with only a three run-target to chase.
This was after David Warner’s unbeaten 47 and 18 runs off the final Andre Russell over saw Sunrisers level the scores at 163 with KKR in the stipulated 20 over.
Ferguson was magnificent during the regulation 20 overs also as his 3/15 in 4 overs had SRH in all sorts of trouble. He bowled a first spell in which he dismissed Kane Williamson with a short ball, got rid of Priyam Garg with a slower one and saw the back of Manish Pandey with a yorker.
His five wickets in the game got KKR the much-needed two points to take their tally to 10 while Sunrisers stay put on 6 points and are in serious danger of missing the playoffs.
Meanwhile, cricket fraternity and fans went gaga over Ferguson after his top-notch performance as they took to Twitter to lavish praise on him.
Here are some of the reactions:
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 18, 2020
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 18, 2020
Lockie isn’t so low key at all. #lockieferguson
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 18, 2020
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 18, 2020
Lockie Ferguson in his first appearance of #IPL2020:
👉 3/15 in four overs
👉 2/2 in the Super Over
— ICC (@ICC) October 18, 2020
Lockie ferguson’s wickets 🔥 pic.twitter.com/gyv8ru871Q
— Praneeth (@153_Centurion) October 18, 2020
The best performance by any bowler in ipl history as far as I remember..#lockieferguson your an absolute legend bro love you❤️
— Harry (@hariPokiri_23) October 18, 2020
— Deepak (@DpakUrsTruly) October 18, 2020
— Deepika Gandhi (@DeepikaGandhi_) October 18, 2020