In the 15th match of IPL 2021 played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, it was fiercely run at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the match, Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and called Chennai to bat first. But the Chennai openers blew Kolkata’s senses by batting. Faf Duplessis scored an unbeaten 95 and Ruturaj Gaikwad, who scored 64 runs, smashed Chennai to 220 for 3 wickets. In response, the bat of Andre Russell of Kolkata thundered.
Kolkata Knight Riders had a mammoth target of 221 runs in front but none of their initial 5 batsmen could even cross the double figures and Kolkata had lost 5 wickets for 31 runs. This was followed by Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell. Dinesh Karthik scored 40 runs off 24 balls but Andre Russell made a splash.
Andre Russell scored his first fifty in this IPL season. He completed fifty runs in just 21 balls. He then added four more runs. He was bowled by Sam Karan off the second ball of the 12th over. Russell smashed 54 off 22 balls with 6 sixes and 3 fours. This was Andre Russell’s first half-century in IPL 2021.
Earlier, Russell also set a bowling record this season when he took 5 wickets for 15 runs in just 2 overs against Mumbai Indians. In the last IPL season too, Andre Russell looked calm. But in 2019, the fans created an uproar when they scored 510 runs in 14 matches. He had 4 half-centuries in that season.
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