Amazing Russell inspires KKR to exciting win

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It's not too late for us. "Can't explain much, rather show that on the field", Russell said.

Andre Russell smashed 48 runs in 13 balls to help KKR secure a 5-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik on Sunday praised his players for their all-round clinical effort. He took strike only in the next over, with the game well within Royal Challengers' grasp. And he did just that as he scored just one run off the first 4 balls that he faced from the RCB bowlers. The crowd, in anticipation of something dramatic, let out a gasp.

Kohli was caught and bowled by left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, before Sunil Narine had De Villiers trudging back to the pavilion. Russell just looked around.

Narine, known more for his mesmerising off-spin but thrust into a more all-round role in recent seasons, was at the forefront of the run chase with a typically rapid 47 off 25 deliveries. While the Royals batsmen struggled to score runs on Sunday, the Knight Riders batters looked at ease. "Need to put your body on the line". "A few grounds in Australia and then I surprised myself there by hitting a few into the stands". He made 67 from 50 balls, and hit eight boundaries and two sixes in his knock.

"I practice just for these moments".

"We all have our responsibilities but I don't think we should blame individuals; we win and lose as a team so we will have to improve ourselves as a team too. I might actually go to a casino tonight if there's one here!"

"We cracked a bit under pressure, and that's the only story".

Iyer then shared 39 runs with Colin Ingram (22), who blasted two fours and a six in his 21-ball stay before being trapped by Moeen Ali in the 14th over while trying to play a shot over the leg side. Both the teams will go with same playing 11 as they do not want to tinker with their winning lineup. It's just frustrating as cricketers that we're making the same mistakes nearly every game - dropping catches, giving wickets away.

Earlier in the game, fifties from Virat Kohli and A de Villiers' whirlwind fifties guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a daunting 205 for 3 - their highest score this season so far.

Russell knows he's special, but he doesn't over-state that fact.

ABD averages 24.92 against KKR in 18 matcheS.

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