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Ishant Sharma produces a toe-crusher to rattle Andre Russell’s stumps, stops KKR from posting highest IPL total | Cricket



Ishant Sharma produces a toe-crusher to rattle Andre Russell's stumps, stops KKR from posting highest IPL total | Cricket

Veteran India pacer Ishant Sharma introduced his finest supply out of the bag to cease the Kolkata Knight Riders break the file of the very best complete in Indian Premier League historical past. Ishant delivered a toe-crushing yorker to rattle Andre Russell’s stumps as KKR fell wanting 5 runs to equal Sunrisers Hyderabad’s highest IPL complete – 277.

Ishant Sharma bowled Andre Russell with a toe-crushing yorker.(AP)

Delhi Capitals went again to their most senior bowler Ishant within the last over of the innings to keep away from additional embarrassment as KKR had been 14 runs wanting breaking SRH’s file with six balls to spare. Nevertheless, the lanky Indian paceman modified the script and castled Russell on the primary ball of the over. It was a pin-point yorker because the KKR star didn’t deal with it and fell to the bottom. In the meantime, he applauded Ishant for the terrific supply whereas leaving the pitch.

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The 35-year-old additionally dismissed Ramandeep Singh on the third ball of the over to dent’s KKR hopes of smashing the huge file. He conceded only one boundary within the last over and gave simply 8 runs as KKR posted 272/7 in 20 overs – the second-highest complete in IPL historical past.

Highest staff totals within the IPL

277/3 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024

272/7 – KKR vs DC, Vizag, 2024

263/5 – RCB vs PWI, Bengaluru, 2013

257/5 – LSG vs PBKS, Mohali, 2023

248/3 – RCB vs GL, Bengaluru, 2016

KKR batters unleases carnage

In the meantime, Sunil Narine produced a six-hitting exhibition en path to a blistering 85 whereas younger Angkrish Raghuvanshi scored a fifty on his IPL batting debut. Persevering with his explosive run, Narine punished all Delhi bowlers alike, sending the ball over the boundary rope seven occasions. He additionally hit seven fours in his 39-ball keep. Phil Salt began sturdy with 4 boundaries however obtained dismissed for 18.

Nevertheless, Raghuvanshi (54) got here out to bat at quantity 3 after Phil Salt’s early departure and the 18-year-old did not waste any time and began off with back-to-back boundaries. He matched the beats with Sunil Narine because the duo unleashed carnage to blow away the DC bowling assault.

Andre Russell took over the cost after the primary 10 overs and smashed 41 runs off 19 balls laced with 4 fours and three sixes. Flamboyant Rinku Singh additionally gave a crowning glory to the innings with 8-ball 26-run knock.

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