CSK vs KKR: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Russell, Cummins, Karthik’s fightback, says, ‘Well done boys’

CSK vs KKR: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Russell, Cummins, Karthik's fightback, says, 'Well done boys'; Kolkata Knight Riders; IPL 2021
CSK vs KKR: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Russell, Cummins, Karthik's fightback, says, 'Well done boys'; Kolkata Knight Riders; IPL 2021

CSK vs KKR: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Russell, Cummins, Karthik’s fightback, says, ‘Well done boys’- Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan praised KKR’s fightback after scoring 202 after tottering at 31/5 during the powerplay overs. In the match, Andre Russell and Pat Cummins struck the 2nd and 3rd fastest fifty of the IPL 2021. Dinesh Karthik also contributed 40 runs.

“Coulda…woulda…shoulda can take a backseat tonight…@KKRiders was quite awesome I feel. ( oops if we can forget the batting power play!!) well done boys… @Russell12A @patcummins30 @DineshKarthik try and make this a habit…we will be back!!” Shah Rukh Khan tweeted.

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CSK vs KKR: Shah Rukh Khan lauds Russell, Cummins, Karthik’s fightback, says, ‘Well done boys’

A late onslaught from Pat Cummins (66*) and Andre Russell (54) went in vain as Chennai Super Kings registered a thrilling 18-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Batting first, CSK posted 220/3 in their allotted 20 overs riding on a brilliant 95 not out from Faf du Plessis and a well-compiled 64-run knock from Ruturaj Gaikwad. In response, knocks from Cummins and Russell kept the KKR alive till the last over of the match but the Kolkata-based franchise failed to cross the line.

Russell joined forces with Dinesh Karthik and took on the CSK bowlers. He scored 54 off 22 balls with the help of 6 sixes and three fours. Russell and Karthik accumulated 81 runs off just 39 balls for the sixth wicket. The partnership kept KKR’s hope alive in the encounter but just when things seemed to go in favour of Morgan and boys, Sam Curran clean bowled Russell in the 12th over.

Pat Cummins joined Karthik in the middle and kept the run-rate at par with the required rate. The duo added 34 runs for the seventh wicket before Ngidi scalped the wicket of Karthik (40) in the 15th over.
The match was all but gone for KKR. However, Cummins had other plans. He kept on smashing boundaries and was in no mood of giving up on the total. He scored 30 runs off Curran in the 16th over.

In the last two overs, KKR needed 28 runs. In the penultimate, Curran gave eight runs and took a wicket but Cummins kept the strike with him on the last ball of the 19th over. In the final over, Prasidh Krishna got run out as KKR got bundled out for 202 in 19.1 overs. Cummins remained unbeaten on 66 off 34, smashing six sixes and four fours.

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