Kolkata: West Indies stormy batsman Andre Russell is the life of Kolkata Knight Riders. Russell has been playing for this team for a long time. When Russell’s bat moves, the bowlers start trembling. Russell’s bat once again in IPL-2023 on Saturday and he played a brilliant innings. He could not score a half-century but the runs he scored proved to be very useful. Russell has done this work on his birthday.
Russell is celebrating his birthday. On his birthday, this stormy batsman has done what is expected of him. He thrashed the bowlers of Gujarat and then showed wonder with the ball as well.
This match too – Andre Russell’s share came before the match
Russell roared with the first bat
Kolkata’s team landed against Gujarat Titans. The team’s opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz was scoring runs fast but the rest of the batsmen were returning to the pavilion quickly. In such a situation, Kolkata needed such an innings that would complete Gurbaj’s work and score well for the team. Russell did that job well. Russell played an inning of 34 runs in 19 balls in this match. Russell hit three spectacular and long sixes in his innings.
He hit two consecutive sixes in one over of Gujarat’s main spinner Rashid Khan. Apart from this, two fours came out of his bat. During this, his strike rate was 178.94. Russell returned to the pavilion on the last ball of the last over. Rahul Tewatia caught his catch on the ball of Mohammed Shami. After this, Russell also got his team the first wicket. He took the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha.
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Kolkata made a strong score
Gurbaj played an inning of 81 runs in 39 balls for Kolkata. In this innings he hit seven sixes and five fours. Due to his innings, the foundation of Kolkata’s strong score was laid, but Russell took it to the end. On the basis of these two innings, Kolkata scored 179 runs at the loss of seven wickets.