Sports Desk (Bengaluru). Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in a very exciting IPL match played on Friday (April 5th) thanks to the explosive innings of Andre Russell in the last over. When Russell came to batting, Kolkata were to score 67 runs on 26 balls to win, after Russell hit six sixes in the next 13 balls and gave the team victory with 5 balls remaining. Earlier, in the match, Bengaluru scored 205 runs in 3/20 in 20 overs. In reply, Kolkata achieved the target by losing 5 wickets in 19.1 overs. This is the fifth consecutive defeat of Bangalore.
Andre Russell becomes 'Man of the Match'
– In the match, Russell played a small but extremely strong innings of 13 balls. Russell's start was extremely slow and he was able to make only one run on the first four balls. But on the next 9 balls they scored 47 runs. It includes 7 sixes and a four. Russell put three sixes in the 18th over and 4 sixes in the 19th over. Russell has scored 22 sixes.
Virat Kohli becomes the highest run getter in IPL
– In the pursuit of the target, the team of Kolkata started fast. Lynn (43) and Naren (10) added 28 runs for the first wicket in 11 balls. Saini was dismissed by Saini.
– After this, Lynn and Uthappa (33) added 65 runs for the second wicket. Negi got the return of Bengaluru to both of them In the last over, Russell gave the team victory with aggressive batting.
– For Bangalore, Captain Virat Kohli (84) and De Villiers (63) made excellent batting, scoring the score of 200 runs across the team. Although they still could not win the team.
During the match, Kohli completed his 8,000 runs in the T20 format. In this format, he has scored 8067 runs. They are the other Indians who do this. Raina has done this before them. Kohli has a total of 5110 runs in IPL They are at the top of the highest score. He left behind Raina (5086).
Russell's Inning in Video