Kolkata defeat Punjab Kings

By Piyush


Andre Russell’s undefeated 70 assists Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets at Mumbai’s famous Wankhede Stadium.

Andre Russell stroked 7 sixes in his undefeated 70* off 31-ball as Kolkata Knight Riders came to life from a middle-over stumble to end the 138 trail in just 14.3 overs. Kolkata rebounded to winning ways with a six-wicket win.

Rahul Chahar intimidated to take the match away with his double charm prior registering a magnificent bowling figure, however Punjab seemed helpless to stop Russell.

Before, Umesh Yadav booked his best bowling figures in IPL as KKR restrained a power-packed Punjab Kings batting line-up to just 137.

Umesh ended with 4 for 23 – two in the powerplay and 2 in the middle overs – whilst Tim Southee grabbed two as Kolkata eradicated Punjab in 18.2 overs.

The remaining bowlers, chiefly the spinners accompanied them perfectly in the middle overs, ceding 37 runs in 8 overs, including 27 dot balls and two boundaries between themselves. Credits goes to Kagiso Rabada and his superb role of 25 runs off 16 balls, Punjab would have gone for an even lower total.



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