VIDEO: Andre Russell gets clean bowled by a fabulous delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals faced off against each other in the 30th encounter of IPL 2022 tonight at the Brabourne Stadium and it ended up being a high scoring thriller. Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first but they seriously misread the pitch as the Rajasthan Royals batter had no problems at all to deliver in the first innings. Rajasthan’s Jos Buttler simply cruised past the bowlers and scored a fabulous century, his second of the season. Moreover, the pitch favoured the spinners and Kolkata Knight Riders were playing with 4 fast bowlers and Varun Chakravarthy’s poor spell did not help.

Rajasthan Royals set a mammoth first innings target of 217 and put KKR under pressure to begin with. When they thus came on to chase the score they were in tremendous pressure but we must admit that they handled the pressure pretty well and they had a decent start. Aaron Finch had a wonderful knock and Shreyas Iyer played a captain’s knock.

Had he not been dismissed by Chahal on that wonderful delivery, he would have won the match for KKR.

However much more was expected off Andre Russell. The big hitter returned for a duck after being clean bowled by veteran bowler Ravichandran Ashwin’s brilliant delivery.

RR ended up winning the match by a thin margin of just 7 runs and it was a brilliant display by them.