IPL 2019: This is RCB’s 5th consecutive defeat in this tournament. Russell batted with a stormy stroke and scored an unbeaten 48 off only 13 balls with the help of seven sixes and one four.
IPL 2019 KKR vs RCB: The 17th edition of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated RCB by five wickets in the match played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, due to the stormy turn of Andre Russell. This is RCB’s 5th consecutive defeat in this tournament. Russell batted with a stormy stroke and scored an unbeaten 48 off only 13 balls with the help of seven sixes and one four.
When Russell came on the crease, KKR needed 67 runs in 26 balls. Prior to his arrival, RCB had kept a hold in the match. But who knows what storm came with Russell? Like every time, Russell also broke down on bowlers as soon as he came. Russell did not strike in the first three four balls. But then RCB pace bowler Mohammad Siraj beat him Beamer. Russell made that ball straight across the boundary line. The umpire gave that ball a no-no and since he was the second beamer killed by Siraj, he was removed from the bowling. Marcus Stonis came in to put the remaining ball into his over. Russell stormed Stoney’s scum. After this Russell’s bat so much that he gave the KKR five balls to win.
Batting first, losing the toss in this match, Bangalore scored a huge score of 205, losing three wickets in 20 overs, captain Virat Kohli (84), AB de Villiers (63), and his first of the season While looking confident of victory, Russell gave Kolkata his victory by introducing his stormy style. In the last two overs, Kolkata needed 30 runs to win. Russell, who came in 19th over, lost the veteran Tim Southee’s defeat to four sixes and a four off beat Bangalore. In the last over, Kolkata needed one run to win, which made them the match on the first ball of the 20th over.