RCB Vs KKR Match 17, IPL 2019: Russell's Entry Turned The Whole Game, KKR Win


Andre Russell again made a tremendous sample of his power hitting in the death overs, defeated Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers' half-century effort, and Kolkata Knight Riders got an exciting five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.
Russell made an unbeaten 48 runs in only 13 balls with the help of one four and seven sixes and also made a big score of 205 for five wickets in Bangalore. KKR needed 53 runs in the last three overs and then Russell took charge.
When it seemed that Bangalore would be successful in registering its first win, Russell came back and turned the whole game. This all-rounder from West Indies hit a six off Mohammed Siraj's ball. The umpire did not allow Siraj to bowl after this. Russell scored two consecutive sixes on Marcus Stoney, who came to replace them. In the next over of Tim Southee, he made 29 runs with the help of four sixes and one four, which helped KKR to score 206 runs in five wickets in 19.1 overs.
Before Russell, Chris Lynn (43 off 31 balls) and Robin Uthappa (33 off 25 balls) shared a 65-run partnership with 48 balls for the second wicket while Nitish Rana contributed 37 runs in 23 balls.
It also made Virat Kohli and De Villiers's best efforts worthless. Kohli scored 84 runs in 49 balls with nine fours and two sixes in 49 balls, while De Villiers played 63 off 32 balls, including five fours and four sixes. Both of them added 108 runs for the second wicket. Marcus Stoinis scored an unbeaten 28 off 13 balls.

It is the fifth consecutive defeat of Bangalore. They still need the first win, but it has made the road ahead for KKR a lot easier. This is KKR's third win in four matches and it has reached second place.RCB Vs KKR Match 17, IPL 2019: Russell's Entry Turned The Whole Game, KKR Win

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