”Andre Russell had already smashed them for 24 in the first over, so I’m sure on his way back to the dressing room, Russell must be thinking that he lost a golden opportunity to score his hundred and also to finish off his game on his own, by the 16th, 17th overs,” Gambhir added.
Chennai Super Kings would look to extend its winning run when it clashes with struggling Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium yesterday night.
Kolkata Knight Riders suffered their third straight loss in the Indian Premier League 2021. KKR lost to Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium to fall to the sixth position in the points table. Chasing a mammoth target of 221 to win against CSK, KKR fell short by 18 runs as they lost all their wickets for 202.
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Skipper Eoin Morgan on Wednesday said that he tries to stay away from Andre Russell after he has just got out. While speaking at the post-match presentation. The KKR captain said that it’s great to see Andre Russell in such tremendous form, particularly when he strikes the ball the way he did against Chennai Super Kings. When asked about Russell sitting on the stairs after getting out and not being able to finish the game for KKR, Morgan jokingly added, “I tend to stay away from him after he’s got out”. Russell, who hit an incredible 54 off 22 balls, was seen sitting alone at the stairs after getting out as he looked upset for not being able to finish the game for KKR.
To a leg-sides ball from Sam Curran, Russell decided to leave it altogether, but the ball was just on target enough to rattle his leg stump.
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Russell looked in amazing form yesterday. He came down to the crease following a collapse of top-order batsmen. Russell and Dinesh Karthik forged an important partnership for KKR. They took the team from 31/5 to 112 before the former was clean bowled by Sam Curran.