Russell extraordinary with bat and ball keeps KKR alive in IPL 2022

Nitish Rana hit two sixes and a four in the fifth over to set up Kolkata's lead . Andre Russell was up against Russell, but he couldnt land the ball a few times .

In the Powerplay, Kolkata was batting at a sluggish pace with only two runs in the previous two overs before Nitish Rana took the throttle in the fifth over with an assault on T Natarajan.Rana smashed two sixes and a four in the crease, predetermining to a certain extent but then creating his own length.Marco Jansen was then top cut for a six-over, helping loot another 17 runs.After all this hard work, he almost gave his wicket to Umran Malik, assisting with a back-of-length delivery on his pads straight to a deep backward square-leg.Russell walks the talkAndre Russell went the opposite direction to Rana.

He didnt throw his wicket away, holding himself up for a final push in the last over.He wasn't quiet until then, but he didn't take any extra risks.He waited for loose deliveries, but the seamers kept hitting him at the yorker length or well-outside off line.He waited.

Russell, who has missed several games due to injury, was up against Russell, but he couldnt land the ball a few times.Both were slung into the leg-side stands.Russell slowed to a halt as the ball was deposited in midwicket stands.Kolkata ended on 177 with 20 runs, but I was a little bit sad when he couldnt reach the seamers, so I said lets just stick with it because I know if we win by 20 runs, we will get 170, Russell said at the innings-break.

By dismissing Washington Sundar and Marco Jansen, Kolkata won by more than 20 runs in the 18th over.Russell said in his mid-innings interview that the areas to bowl on this treacherous course were to bowl at the wrong length and allow the ball to hold up on the field, and thats exactly how he and his fellow seamers went about their job as the tournament progressed.After being named an opener, Abhisheks' career has taken an interesting turn this season: In the situation where his friend from adolescent Shubman Gill took the elevator to success, Abhisheks took the stairs, but he is slowly getting there.He delivered another fine knock, with shots all around the park, against pace and spin.

However, with the asking rate rising, he attempted to slog Varun Chakravarthy, who had smartly bowled a slider outside off and holed out.Chakravarthy, the ostensibly reticent captain, raced all the way to his skipper in the deep, but wicketkeeper Sam Billings, who took the catch, too, was on a run, and the majority of fielders converged to cheer.That said a lot about the importance of Abhisheks wicket, and it was to be validated as Hyderabad collapsed unsurprisingly thereafter.KKR beat Hyderabad 3-2 to finish third in the points standings.