Andre Russell

Andre Russell slammed an unbeaten 40-ball 80 to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 232/2 — highest complete of the season — in the direction of the Mumbai Indians on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

Promoted up the order, Russell launched the roof down with a blitzkrieg innings which comprised eight sixes and 6 fours, throughout the course of completed 50 maximums on this model of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The West Indies all-rounder, putting at over 200, smacked 51 off merely 19 balls farming the strike on the demise. He began by smashing three sixes off Hardik Pandya’s 18th over sooner than taking Mumbai’s best bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, to the cleaners throughout the 19th enroute to his eighth IPL fifty. Bumrah conceded 15 off his last.

Russell then shifted his focus to Malinga, scything 20 with the rundown finding out 6,4,4,0,0,6.

Earlier, KKR have been off to a flying start utilizing on Chris Lynn (54; 29 balls, 4×8, 6×2) and Shubman Gill’s (76; 45 balls, 4×6, 6×4) 96-run opening stand which bought right here off merely 57 deliveries. Gill’s chanceless knock was moreover his highest T20 ranking.

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