Andre Russell Shatters Chris Gayle’s Massive IPL Record After Heroics vs SunRisers Hyderabad

Mar24,2024



Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star all-rounder Andre Russell completed 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the third match of IPL 2024 at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. With the help of Andre Russell's explosive half-century, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 4 runs in their IPL 2024 match. Heinrich Klaasen's knock of 63 off 29 balls went in vain as he took SRH closer to victory but could not take it over the finish line.

Russell played an unbeaten inning of 64 runs with the help of seven skyscraper sixes and three fours in just 25 balls. He also took two wickets in the match, where he bowled two overs and conceded 25 runs in his spell.

The West Indies all-rounder completed his 200th six on the last ball of the 19th over, which was bowled by veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He is the fastest to reach this milestone.

Apart from Russell, the players who have achieved the feat of hitting more than 200 sixes in IPL are Chris Gayle (357), Rohit Sharma (257), AB de Villiers (251), MS Dhoni (239), Virat Kohli (235 ), David Warner (228), Kieron Pollard (223) and Suresh Raina (203).

Talking about the match, KKR, who came to bat first after SRH, was reduced to 51/4 in 7.3 overs. However, the half-century innings of Phil Salt (54 runs in 40 balls, with the help of three fours and three sixes) and the explosive innings of Ramandeep Singh (35 runs in 17 balls, with the help of one four and four sixes) helped the team. Kept the run pace fine. But they were still struggling at 119/6 in 13.5 overs.

Andre Russell (64* from 25 balls, with the help of three fours and seven sixes) and Rinku Singh (23* from 15 balls, with the help of three fours) had an explosive partnership of 67 runs, taking KKR to 208/7 in 20 overs. reached at.

T Natarajan (3/32) and Mayank Markande (2/32) were the top bowlers for SRH.

Chasing the target of 209 runs, SRH stitched a 60-run partnership between Mayank Agarwal (32 from 21 balls with four fours and one six) and Abhishek Sharma (32 from 19 balls with four fours and two sixes) Started well with. The team lost its way and were soon 145/5 in 16.5 overs.

However, Heinrich Klaasen (63 off 29 balls, with eight sixes) and Shahbaz Ahmed (16 off five balls, with one four and two sixes) hit a flurry of sixes in the end, allowing fast bowler Mitchell Starc to fall for 24 runs. Got more rewards. His over yielded Rs 26 runs, giving him maiden figures for KKR as he finished at 0/53 in four overs. 13 runs were needed in the final over, but Harshit Rana (3/33) kept his composure, taking two wickets and defending the remaining runs.

Andre Russell received 'Player of the Match' for his half-century and figures of 2/25.

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