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IPL 2018 : Twitter Goes Berserk As Andre Russell Tears Apart Chennai Super Kings 

IPL 2018 :  Twitter Goes Berserk As Andre Russell Tears Apart Chennai Super Kings

Riding on Andre Russell’s stunning whirlwind knock, Kolkata Knight Riders piled up a mammoth 202 for 6 in the ongoing game against Chennai Super Kings. The West Indies star hit 11 gigantic sixes en route to his 88-run knock.

Sent in to bat first, Kolkata Knight Riders were off to a electric start. Sunil Narine hit two sixes while Chris Lynn hit one four in the very first over to take the score to 18. However, Harbhajan Singh dismissed Narine in the next over. Three fours later, Lynn departed too. But Robin Uthappa was firing on all cylinders from one end. As a result, the Knight Riders were 64 for 2 after the end of the powerplay.

The runs were coming at a good rate but wicket at regular intervals were hurting the Knight Riders. Nitish Rana became the third wicket to fall after scoring 16 to leave his team reeling at 80 for 3. 1 run later, Robin Uthappa fell prey to a mix-up and was run out for a well-made 29.

And even before they could recover from those setbacks, they lost another wicket in the form of Rinku Singh. Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik then took the score past 100-run mark. The duo not only steadied the ship but also laid the platform for a good total witha 76-run stand. Russell did the bulk of the scoring during the stand, reaching his fifty off just 26 balls. The stand came to an end in the 18th over when Watson dismissed Karthik for 26.

In the very next over, Russell hit Dwayne Bravo for three consecutive sixes to take his team’s score over 180. He scored 88 not out off just 36 balls to fire Knight Riders to a massive total.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the innings:

 

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