Andre Russell’s blitz helped Kolkata Knight Riders pull off the thriller in the last and final over of the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Russell’s knock of 49 from just 19 deliveries included 4 boundaries and 4 monstrous sixes as he alongside Shubman Gill finished the formalities in style. Though Nitish Rana laid the foundation for the innings, his dismissal at 16th over turned the tables in favour of the visitors.
Sunrisers bowlers including captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar were taken to cleaners in the final overs of the match. 71 runs were conceded by them in last five overs which costed them the match.
This isn’t the first time Russell winning it for the home side within a short span of time. However this knock is now a special one as this match is his 50th appearance for the two-time champions Kolkata.
Kolkata will be playing their next game against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday 27th of March at the same venue. Sunrisers will be looking forward to get back their skipper Kane Williamson who is battling an injury.
Twitter couldn’t keep calm after such a knock from Russell and this is how it reacted :