A mammoth total on the score board, some brilliant performances and a nail biting fight till the last over were some of the highlights of the match last night. And even though the Knights could not defend their total of 202, the team definitely managed to earn the respect of fans and spectators despite the loss.
The first half of the evening belonged to the merciless Russell who single-handedly helped KKR finish off in style after being inserted in. The KKR all-rounder walked in with half of his side back in the dugout with just 89 on board in the 10th over.
Andre Russell’s unbeaten 88 took Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 202/6 in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Tuesday. After a mellow start, Russell went on the offensive, hitting 11 sixes in the process. He spared no Chennai bowler as he hammered them equally all over the park. Every six of his silenced the home crowd. Robin Uthappa (29) and captain Dinesh Karthik (26) chipped with decent contributions helping their team reach a 200+ score.
Sam Billings played a stellar knock of 56 runs to guide Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a 5-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Shane Watson (42) and Ambati Rayudu (39) gave the hosts a perfect start in their run-chase.
And even though our main Knight SRK was present in the stands to cheer his team on, the KKR team could not manage to defend their total.
Some adorable glimpses of SRK during the match: