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

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Andre Russell Shatters Chris Gayle's Massive IPL Record After Heroics vs SunRisers Hyderabad | Cricket News

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star all-rounder Andre Russell completed 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the third match of the IPL 2024 at Eden Gardens on Saturday. An explosive half-century from Andre Russell helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) get past Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 4 runs in their IPL 2024 match. Heinrich Klaasen’s 29-ball 63 went in vain as he took SRH close to victory but could not take them past the finish line.

Russell played an unbeaten innings of 64 runs off just 25 balls with the help of seven huge sixes and three boundaries. He also picked up 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 penultimate ball of the 19th over, bowled by veteran seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He is the fastest to reach the landmark.

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

Coming into the match, batting first by SRH, KKR were reduced to 51/4 in 7.3 overs. However, a half-century from Phil Salt (54 in 40 balls, with three fours and three sixes) and an explosive knock from Ramandeep Singh (35 in 17 balls, with a four and four sixes) kept the team’s run rate fine. but still they struggled at 119/6 in 13.5 overs.

An explosive partnership of 67 runs followed between Andre Rusell (64* in 25 balls, with three fours and seven sixes) and Rinku Singh (23 in 15 balls, with three fours), taking KKR to 208/7 in 20 overs.

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

Chasing 209 runs, SRH started well with an opening stand of 60 runs between Mayank Agarwal (32 in 21 balls with four boundaries and a six) and Abhishek Sharma (32 in 19 balls, with four boundaries and two sixes). The team lost its way and soon found itself at 145/5 in 16.5 overs.

However, Heinrich Klaasen (63 in 29 balls with eight sixes) and Shahbaz Ahmed (16 in five balls, with a four and two sixes) unleashed a barrage of sixes towards the end, torching pacer Mitchell Starc with a price tag of over Rs 24 crore for 26 runs in his over, ending his first figures for KKR at 0/53 in four overs. 13 runs were needed in the final over but Harshit Rana (3/33) held his nerve, picked up two wickets and defended the remaining runs.

Andre Russell secured the ‘Player of the Match’ for his half-century and figures of 2/25.

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