Umesh Yadav, Andre Russell hands KKR an easy win over PBKS

It was all about Andre Russell show. Image : IPL/BCCI

It was all about Andre Russell show. Image : IPL/BCCI

Umesh Yadav’s astounding disagreement IPL 2022 went on as he enlisted his best IPL figures of 4 for 23 to set up Kolkata Knight Riders’ six-wicket triumph against Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday (April 1). KKR battled a piece at first in the pursuit, having bowled out the Kings for 137. However, Andre Russell’s unbeaten 70 off just 31 balls helped KKR to their subsequent success, yet in addition an agreeable one at that as they moved past the line with 5.3 overs to give their Net Run Rate an enormous lift.

Did PBKS set up a battle with the ball?

They did. Ajinkya Rahane struck three limits however Kagiso Rabada moved him to drive away from the body to edge to short third man where Odean Smith held a low catch. While Shreyas Iyer was managing in customary limits to give the pursuit some energy, Venkatesh Iyer cut at a Smith conveyance to cover-point where Harpreet Brar clutched the ball on the subsequent endeavor. Sam Billings moved misguided by cutting away a Smith conveyance for a four off his first ball while Shreyas hit his fifth four as he set aside a wide conveyance from Rabada, with KKR coming to 51 for 2 toward the finish of the powerplay. However, Rahul Chahar’s presentation in the seventh over, which turned out to be a twofold wicket lady, made a lot of trouble KKR. The legspinner first packed away Shreyas’ wicket as he top-edged a trudge clear while Nitish Rana was out LBW and took a survey with him.

Russell, Billings guarantee going great

While PBKS endured with Chahar to make further advances and fortify their situation, the KKR hitters were savvy to the point of recognizing their prompt danger and played him out. Chahar wrapped up with breathtaking figures of 2 for 13, not surrendering a solitary limit. Yet, Russell guaranteed speedy progression of runs at the opposite end. Having struck two colossal sixes off Brar in the tenth over, he struck three sixes and a four off Smith in the twelfth over. In the equivalent over, Billings, who was blissful playing the strike-revolution job, hit his initial six as the fifth wicket pair took 30 off the over. With a bursting straight four off Arshdeep Singh, with the ball pretty much sidestepping the umpire, Russell got to a 26-ball fifty and finished the over with his 6th six. He added two additional maximums to his count, polishing it off in style with two successes off Liam Livingstone in the fifteenth over.

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How did Punjab toll with the bat in the powerplay?

Umesh could have become simply the fourth to pack fifty wickets in the powerplay alone throughout the entire existence of the IPL, which he did with the huge scalp of Mayank Agarwal, catching the PBKS captain leg-before in the opening over. However, the freshly discovered opportunity with which they have moved toward this season, PBKS were unperturbed.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa showed up in the second finished and withdrawn before the fourth was finished. In any case, that little period was adequate for the large hitting Sri Lankan to give the driving force to the innings. Getting off the imprint with a hurled drive off Southee for a four, Rajapaksa opened the essence of his bat for one more four off Umesh while Shikhar Dhawan’s first limit hit was a straight six in the equivalent over. Shivam Mavi, getting back to the XI instead of Sheldon Jackson, got within edge of Rajapaksa’s bat, just for the ball to go to the ropes. Rajapaksa then designated the mid-on/midwicket district for a full go-around of sixes before a confused shot brought about his flight for 31 off just 9. Varun CV amazed a tight while Tim Southee was struck for a six by Livingstone and a four by Dhawan before the left-given opener was excused for a somewhat quiet 16 off 15. In any case, PBKS had overseen 62 in the powerplay.

PBKS made only 137, why ?

You live by the blade, you bite the dust by it. Britain realize it well, KKR know it as well, and PBKS were made mindful of it in this game. Two or three calm overs after the powerplay from the spinners made sufficient tension and Livingstone, in his bid to deliver it, chose to target Umesh in the 10th over. He crushed a limit through additional cover yet in his endeavor to end the over with a major one, the England allrounder was trapped in the profound. Raj Bawa and Shahrukh Khan fell economically, while Umesh finished his spell with a twofold wicket lady, sending Brar and Chahar back to the hovel to decrease the Kings to 102 for 8. While Smith had a strangely peaceful day, Rabada, playing instead of Sandeep Sharma, struck two fours and a six off Southee prior to hitting two additional fours off Mavi. Be that as it may, Rabada tumbled to Russell on account of a brilliant catch from Southee while Arshdeep Singh was run out as the Kings were bowled out with 10 conveyances actually staying in their innings.

Brief scores : Punjab Kings 137/10 in 18.2 overs (Bhanuka Rajapaksa 31, Kagiso Rabada 25; Umesh Yadav 4-23) lost to Kolkata Knight Riders 141/4 in 14.3 overs (Andre Russell 70*, Shreyas Iyer 26; Rahul Chahar 2-13) by 6 wickets.

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