Andre Russell’s unbeaten knock of 70 from 31 balls helped KKR rating 141 for 4 in 14.3 overs in reply to Punjab’s 137 to register a six-wicket victory and make a mockery of the chase right here at Wankhede Stadium on Friday.
PBKS have been bowled out for a modest 137 in 18.2 overs as Umesh Yadav bagged 4 wickets for 23 runs to earn the ‘Participant of the Match’ award.
“I must work onerous, getting older; and when you play only one format, I look to bowl as a lot as doable. When somebody improves at follow, they do effectively in the course of the match as effectively,” stated Umesh Yadav in a post-match presentation.
“No matter is going on now, has been due to what I’ve practised with my coaches. In case you bowl at 140 kmph, it’s good to be correct, it’s good to bowl on the stumps,” he added.
Punjab began off aggressively regardless of dropping their captain Mayank Agarwal within the very first over to Yadav however Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 31-run knock-off 9 balls helped 2014 finalists attain the 50-run mark in simply 4.4 overs.
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“I did not assume Mayank would cost at me on his first ball. He has performed me lots within the nets…I knew he would play off the again foot, and that is the place I appeared to bowl on a fuller size,” stated Yadav.
The 2-time champions KKR acquired wickets at common intervals and didn’t permit any partnership to flourish.
Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy bowled eight overs amongst themselves and conceded solely 37 runs, with Chakaravarthy freely giving simply 14 in his 4 overs.