Andre Russell played a stormy inning against Punjab
Rinku Singh won the match by hitting a four on the last ball.
New Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders star all-rounder Andre Russell is not tired of praising fellow batter Rinku Singh. Rinku is performing consistently well in IPL 2023. He finished the match against Punjab Kings in a bang. KKR have kept themselves in the playoff race after a 5-wicket win over Punjab Kings. Rinku gave his team a memorable victory by hitting a four on the last ball of the match. After the match, Russell revealed the strategy of the team.
After the victory, Andre Russell said, ‘I knew that if we needed to score 30 runs in the last 2 overs, we could make it. There was a mistake in the last one. I could not finish the match and got run out. But we have a finisher like Rinku Singh. He asked me that Russ if you miss the ball then will we have to run for the run? I told him yes. I agreed because I believed in him.
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Rinku Singh hit the winning four on the last ball
KKR defeated Punjab Kings by 5 wickets after a fine performance by the bowlers led by mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty, captain Nitish Rana’s half-century and Andre Russell’s stormy innings. Chasing the target of 180 runs set by Punjab, KKR won by scoring 182 runs for 5 wickets on the last ball from the innings of Nitish Rana (51), Russell (42) and Jason Roy (38). Rinku Singh (21 not out in 10 balls) hit pacer Arshdeep Singh for a four on the last ball to give the team victory.
‘I’ve got company in Rinku’
Rasal said, ‘One gets goosebumps seeing what he (Rinku Singh) is doing. I have got a company in the form of Rinku Singh. Even if I take a single, I know what he can do. He has been with this franchise for many years. He has worked hard to reach here. He is a very disciplined and hard working player. KKR’s next match is with Rajasthan Royals. This match will be played on 11 May.
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Tags: Andre Russell, IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 09, 2023, 09:06 AM