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IPL 2022 KKR vs PBKS Highlights: Russell muscles Kolkata to six wicket win

IPL KKR vs PBKS Update: One of the best innings of the season so far by Andre Russell (70 off 31 balls) muscled Kolkata Knight Riders past Punjab Kings to a six-wicket win with 33 balls remaining

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Andre Russell plays a match winning knock of 70* off just 31 balls against PBKS in IPL 2022. Photo:@KKRiders
Andre Russell plays a match winning knock of 70* off just 31 balls against PBKS in IPL 2022. Photo:@KKRiders
IPL 2022 KKR vs PBKS Highlights:  were fuelled by amazing performances from Andre Russell with the bat and Umesh Yadav with the ball as they overhauled the by six wickets with 33 balls remaining at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 
KKR vs PBKS Match Summary

Chasing the target of 138, KKR lost Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer early and even as tried to build a stand with Sam Billings, he and Nitish Rana became two victims of Rahul Chahar ion one over and the match suddenly opened. or three movers it was slow going. But once Russell got going, there was just no stopping as he scored 70* off just 31 balls and Billings made 24* to see the team home in 14.3 overs. 

Earlier in the evening, Knight Riders bowlers, led by Umesh Yadav bamboozled and got them all out for 137 in only 18.2 overs, Yadav picked 4/23 while Tim Southee finished with 2/36. Spinners Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine were brilliant. Narine got a wicket as well. Bhanuka Rajapaksa top-scored for Kings with 31 off 9 balls. 

KKR vs PBKS Player of the Match: Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav who finished his four-over spell with 4/23 and was instrumental in getting bowled out for 136 with his double-wicket maiden was awarded the Player of the Match award. He now has 8 wickets in three games and also got the Purple Cap in his firm grip. 
 
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KKR vs PBKS Changes in Playing 11 from last game

KKR captain won the toss and decided to bowl first at the Wankhede wicket which was no surprise. However, surprising was the decision to drop Sheldon Jackson after just one bad game with the bat. But more than dropping Jackson, it is about playing five bowlers and that's what Iyer has gone for. Shivam Mavi comes in for Sheldon Jackson. Sam Billings would keep wickets

Punjab Kings too have made change in their Playing 11 and Kagiso Rabada has come in place of Sandeep Sharma. It was expected that KG would come back but in place of Harpreet Brar, instead of Sandeep Sharma

ALSO READ: KKR vs PBKS: Predicted Playing 11 and Toss details for Match 8, IPL 2022

KKR Playing 11

Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

PBKS Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(w), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar

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