IPL 2022: With a “unplayable” delivery, Ravichandran Ashwin clean bowls Andre Russell.
On Monday, Ravichandran Ashwin produced a huge breakthrough for Rajasthan Royals (RR); in their high-scoring thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022; dismissing the dangerous Andre Russell for a golden duck. Russell came in with KKR on the verge of chasing down their 218-run mark, but the wily spinner outfoxed; him with a carrom ball that clattered into the stumps after beating the outside edge. It was also a significant occasion for the Royals, and Ashwin knew it, as evidenced by his ecstatic reaction.
What a fantastic delivery by Ashwin to dismiss Andre Russell for a duck; and what a celebration #IPL2022 #RRvsKKR photo. twitter.com/GEsewsIls2
@Rahulc7official Rahul Choudhary (@Rahulc7official) 18 April 2022
Following Russell’s dismissal by Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal stole the show with a hat-trick in the 17th over; completing his five-wicket haul.
see also: Jos Buttler’s Ton and Yuzvendra Chahal’s 5-For Help Rajasthan Royals Beat KKR In Thriller IPL 2022
The two spinners’ efforts meant KKR fell short of a historic chase; as the Royals won by 7 wickets to finish second in the IPL 2022 points standings.
After being put in to bat, Jos Buttler struck his second century; of the season to help the Royals reach 217/5.
This was any team’s highest score this season.
KKR were on course to hunt down their total with to Shreyas Iyer (85 off 51); and Aaron Finch (58 off 28), but following Chahal’s hat-trick, they were unable to recover despite coming close.
With 17 wickets, Chahal leads the wicket-taking charts, while Buttler leads the run-scoring records.