IPL 2019: When Andre Russell hits the ball it stays hit! During the ongoing match between CSK and KKR, Russell hit a ball and it was headed for a sureshot six, but that was not to be as a sprinting Jadeja came in between it. The incident happened in the 14th over of the match. It was banged in short outside off, Russell stayed back and pulled it hard towards deep mid-wicket. Jadeja was a few yards inside the ropes, sees the ball sailing over his head so he backtracks and uses his one hand to keep it on. The momentum was taking him over the ropes, so he couldn’t quite cling onto it. But certainly saved some runs for his team.
Here is the video:
Meanwhile, CSK won the toss and opted to bowl first. CSK got off to a dream start as they got wickets in plenty. CSK picked up four KKR wickets inside the first powerplay. Chahar was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to his name, as Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh picked up two wickets apiece.
At the time of filing the copy, KKR was 87/9 in 18 overs. Russell is the last hope for KKR, he is on 30*.
KKR are table-toppers and such a batting show was not expected of them, but that is how the game of cricket is, it is a great leveler.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI) – Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk/C), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk/C), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir