Rana, Russell thrash Delhi Daredevils bowlers, Kolkata Knight Riders score 200/9 in 20 overs

Image: twitter.com/IPL

Rana, Russell thrash Delhi Daredevils bowlers, Kolkata Knight Riders score 200/9 in 20 overs

Souvik Ghosh/IBNS | @indiablooms | 16 Apr 2018

Kolkata, Apr 16 (IBNS): Kolkata Knights Riders have challenged Gautam Gambhir’s Delhi Daredevils with a huge total of 200/9 in 20 overs, boasting on brilliant batting by Nitish Rana and explosive knock of Andre Russell in the 11th edition of Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.

While young Rana never kept a wrong foot in his entire innings of 59 runs till his dismissal, Russell’s innings sky-rocketed to 41 from 11 balls. Together they piled up 61 runs in no time playing just 22 balls.

Russell though dropped by Roy in 14.4 overs, went for three consecutive sixes at third man, long off and deep midwicket respectively in the same over, unnerving the Delhi bowling.

In the successive overs, Russell was seen to dislodge the opposition bowling unit completely as he raced to 41 runs consuming just 11 balls. Though he was dismissed by Boult in the 18th over, it was all too late for the Delhi boys to restrict KKR from posting a big total.

In his 41-run innings, Russell relied on only over boundaries as his knock was crafted with six huge sixes.

When the Windies power-hitter was dismissed, KKR were well placed in the match scoring 178/5.

Earlier Rana came to bat at a time when the match could have gone either way but it was his sheer intent which guided the home team to a match-winning total.

It was Gautam Gambhir’s easy catch at the mid-wicket area ended the brilliant display of batting skills by another Delhi boy, who scored 59 runs from 34 deliveries.

Rana, Russell thrash Delhi Daredevils bowlers, Kolkata Knight Riders score 200/9 in 20 overs

Souvik Ghosh/IBNS
Comments (0)

Post your comment:

Web Analytics