IPL 2022: Andre Russell hit eight sixes and two boundaries in opposition to Punjab Kings.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell described his unbeaten knock of 70 runs, which included eight sixes, as a giant achievement after KKR chased down a 138-run goal in 14.3 overs in opposition to Punjab Kings (PBKS) to register their second consecutive win of the season at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Nevertheless, Kolkata Knight Riders obtained off to an honest begin with openers hitting consecutive boundaries, however Punjab’s Kagiso Rabada dismissed Ajinkya Rahane whereas Odeon Smith obtained the wicket of Shreyas Iyer and Rahul Chahar struck twice dismissing Shreyas for 26 and Nitish Rana for a duck to go away KKR tottering at 51 for 4.
Andre Russell walked in to bat and the highly effective hitter hammered Harpreet Brar for 2 sixes within the tenth over. Within the twelfth over Russell hammered Odean Smith for 4 sixes and a 4 to take Kolkata’s complete past the triple-figure mark.
“Yeah, I am trying to do higher a lot. You understand previous video games I’ve 14 sixes let’s have a look at if I can get that once more. I am pleased to shut off the innings as effectively and getting eight sixes is unquestionably a giant achievement in some video games all the workforce solely will get six or seven sixes, so it is good for me to get eight sixes that is what I’ll observe within the subsequent sport for,” Andre Russell instructed Tim Southee in a video posted on IPL web site.
Speaking concerning the Orange Cap and fellow West Indies participant Odean Smith, Russell mentioned, “Yeah it feels snug and I’ll put on this so long as attainable. Properly really he’s a fast man, you already know I used to be simply backing myself to present choices to open. It is good to have him burn right this moment additionally I am trying ahead to the opposite video games.”
Russell hammered eight sixes and two boundaries en path to his unbeaten knock of 70 from 31 balls and Sam Billings gave him firm on the different finish to information KKR to their second win of this season.
Tim Southee believes that he was fortunate to drag off a sensational catch to dismiss Kagiso Rabada for 25 runs from 15 balls. With the rhythm by which Rabada was taking part in he would have scored 15 runs within the final over.
Speaking concerning the unimaginable catch he took in opposition to Punjab and his bowling partnership with Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee mentioned, “I feel I used to be fortunate that it was so excessive nevertheless it’s good for me. Umesh has been good. it is a fantastic begin for the match for somebody who sat on the sidelines final 12 months. To date he has excellent type and the abilities he has obtained make my job rather a lot simpler. He can bowl quick, he can swing the ball. It is nice to share the bowl with him.”
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