Rediff – Andre Russell’s 12-ball 41 headlined Kolkata Knight Riders’ clinical performance as they recorded a crushing 71-run victory over Delhi Daredevils to return to winning ways in the Indian Premier League, in Kolkata, on Monday.
- Russell’s whirlwind 41 — 36 of them coming in sixes — ensured KKR overcame a slow start to post a challenging 200 for nine after they were put in by Gambhir.
- Spearheaded by Russell in the company of Nitish Rana (59 off 35 balls), KKR put up a batting show that Delhi did not have any chance, suffering their third defeat from four matches.
- KKR removed three DD batsmen including their last match hero Jason Roy and Gambhir inside the first three overs, derailing their chase, but Pant kept them in the game.
- Earlier, Russell’s blazing innings helped Kolkata Knight Riders overcome a slow start to post a challenging 200 for nine against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier league in Kolkata, on Monday.
- After the departure of Russell and Rana, wrist spinner Rahul Tewatia (3/18) took three wickets in the last over, but the duo’s stunning 61-run partnership from 22 balls was enough to help KKR post a challenging total.