IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya seems to have made the helicopter shot his own. He played it twice during KKR vs MI twice and on both occasions, he timed it perfectly. It was a day when whatever he touched turned to gold. Pandya smashed the fastest fifty of the season in 177 balls. Chasing a mammoth 233, the highest total of the season, Hardik came in at a point when the run rate required per over was touching 10. Hardik got started from the outset as he smashed the ball to all parts. Hardik Pandya smashed a breathtaking 34-ball 91. Also Read - KKR vs RCB 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 IPL 2020: Pitch Report, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore T20 Match 39 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 7.30 PM IST Wednesday October 21
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Pandya’s innings was laced with nine humongous sixes and six fours.
Earlier in the day, promoted to No. 3 for the first time this season, Andre Russell smashed a typically whirlwind 80* while Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn also slammed half-centuries to help Kolkata Knight Riders post an imposing 232/2 — the highest total in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) — against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Needing a victory to even dream of a berth in the playoffs, KKR were off to a flying start riding on Lynn (54; 29 balls, 4×8, 6×2) and Gill’s (76; 45 balls, 4×6, 6×4) 96-run opening stand which came off just 57 deliveries. Gill’s chanceless knock was also his highest T20 score.
At the time of filing the copy, Mumbai was 187/6 in the 19th over. Russell was brilliant with the ball as well, as he scalped two wickets and conceded 25 runs in his four overs quota.