Morgan pleased with Ferguson contribution

19 October 2020 02:49:27 GMTPlus11

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan has heaped praise on "outstanding" bowler Lockie Ferguson for his performance in the side's super-over win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

Morgan, who recently replaced Dinesh Karthik as Kolkata skipper, was speaking after his side had reached Hyderabad's target of 163 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, forcing another six balls each.

And, after finishing with figures of 3-15 in the regular match, New Zealand international Ferguson stepped up to the plate to dismiss both Sunrisers skipper David Warner and Abdul Samad in the super over.

The result was needed for the Knight Riders, who had lost their previous two assignments against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians and England's white-ball skipper Morgan believes they can now use this to "gather up some momentum" in the coming matches.

Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, Morgan said: "They're nice to be part of, get a glimpse into what the guys are about. For Lockie [Ferguson] to come in and perform in both phases was outstanding.

"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.

"Andre [Russell] 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."

Chennai Super Kings are 2.00 to beat Rajasthan Royals next, with the Royals 1.80 to win.

Chennai are 34.00 to reach this season's IPL final.

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