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Russell keeps KKR alive in IPL 2019 despite Hardik Pandya blitz of 91 from 34 balls

Catch all the top moments from match 47 of the 2019 Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who were on a six-match losing streak welcomed the Mumbai Indians (MI) to the Eden Gardens for match 47 of the 2019 IPL. Coming into this game KKR had lost their previous 8 matches against MI and their last 4 matches at home. Barinder Sran was given his MI debut as Rohit Sharma won the Toss and opted to bowl. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who were on a six-match losing streak welcomed the Mumbai Indians (MI) to the Eden Gardens for match 47 of the 2019 IPL. Coming into this game KKR had lost their previous 8 matches against MI and their last 4 matches at home. Barinder Sran was given his MI debut as Rohit Sharma won the Toss and opted to bowl. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

KKR got off to a great start with Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn adding 96 runs off just 57 balls for the first wicket. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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KKR got off to a great start with Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn adding 96 runs off just 57 balls for the first wicket. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Chris Lynn brought up his fifty off just 27 balls in the 9th over. He was finally dismissed in the next over as he went for a big slog against Rahul Chahar and Evin Lewis did well to keep his eyes on the ball and take a good reverse-cupped catch. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Chris Lynn brought up his fifty off just 27 balls in the 9th over. He was finally dismissed in the next over as he went for a big slog against Rahul Chahar and Evin Lewis did well to keep his eyes on the ball and take a good reverse-cupped catch. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

19-year-old Gill who was playing his second consecutive match at the top of the order brought up his fifty in the 11th over off 32 balls. He continued his brilliant form at the crease stitching together a 62-run partnership with Andre Russell. Gill was finally dismissed by Hardik Pandya in the 16th over when he found Lewis in the field. He returned with 76 off 45 balls as KKR were well placed at 158/2. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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19-year-old Gill who was playing his second consecutive match at the top of the order brought up his fifty in the 11th over off 32 balls. He continued his brilliant form at the crease stitching together a 62-run partnership with Andre Russell. Gill was finally dismissed by Hardik Pandya in the 16th over when he found Lewis in the field. He returned with 76 off 45 balls as KKR were well placed at 158/2. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Andre Russell got off to a slow start scoring just 29 off the first 21 balls he faced. However he exploded after Gill’s dismissal bringing up his fifty off just 30 balls in the 19th over. Russell finished unbeaten with 80* off just 40 balls. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Andre Russell got off to a slow start scoring just 29 off the first 21 balls he faced. However he exploded after Gill’s dismissal bringing up his fifty off just 30 balls in the 19th over. Russell finished unbeaten with 80* off just 40 balls. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Russell and Karthik (15* off 7) added 74 runs off the last 29 balls to take KKR to a monster total of 232/2. It was the highest score of this season’s IPL leaving MI with a mountain to climb at the Eden Gardens. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Russell and Karthik (15* off 7) added 74 runs off the last 29 balls to take KKR to a monster total of 232/2. It was the highest score of this season’s IPL leaving MI with a mountain to climb at the Eden Gardens. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

KKR got off to a great start getting rid of both openers inside the first 4 overs. Sunil Narine first got Quinton de Kock caught out in the 2nd over. Harry Gurney then trapped MI skipper Rohit LBW in the 4th over. Rohit wasn’t happy with the dismissal and even knocked off the bails at the non-striker’s end after an exchange with the umpire. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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KKR got off to a great start getting rid of both openers inside the first 4 overs. Sunil Narine first got Quinton de Kock caught out in the 2nd over. Harry Gurney then trapped MI skipper Rohit LBW in the 4th over. Rohit wasn’t happy with the dismissal and even knocked off the bails at the non-striker’s end after an exchange with the umpire. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Andre Russell then picked up a wicket with his very first delivery when he got Evin Lewis caught behind in the 7th over. He returned in the 9th over to get rid of Suryakumar Yadav who got a leading edge back to the keeper. MI were struggling at 58/4 when Yadav walked back. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Andre Russell then picked up a wicket with his very first delivery when he got Evin Lewis caught behind in the 7th over. He returned in the 9th over to get rid of Suryakumar Yadav who got a leading edge back to the keeper. MI were struggling at 58/4 when Yadav walked back. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya then stitched together a 63-run partnership off just 30 balls to drag MI back into the game. Pollard though didn’t really get going and became Narine’s second victim when he was caught out in the 14th over. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya then stitched together a 63-run partnership off just 30 balls to drag MI back into the game. Pollard (20 off 21 balls) though didn’t really get going and became Narine’s second victim when he was caught out in the 14th over. MI were down to 121/5. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Hardik Pandya was absolutely brilliant and scored the fastest fifty of IPL 2019 off just 17 balls in the 14th over. He gave KKR a scare sharing a 64-run partnership off 28 balls with his brother Krunal. Gurney finally got him caught out by Russell in the 18th over. Hardik finished with 91 off just 34 balls taking MI to 185/6. Krunal (24 off 18) was dismissed in the final over as MI finished with 198/7 just 34 runs short of KKR’s total. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Hardik Pandya was absolutely brilliant and completed the fastest fifty of IPL 2019 off just 17 balls. He gave KKR a scare sharing a 64-run partnership off 28 balls with his brother Krunal. Gurney finally got him caught out by Russell in the 18th over. Hardik finished with 91 off just 34 balls. Krunal (24 off 18) was dismissed in the final over as MI finished with 198/7 just 34 runs short of KKR’s total. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

First Published on Apr 29, 2019 12:30 am
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