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All rounder Andre Russell, fastest player to score 2000 IPL runs in terms of balls

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: May 16, 2022 12:12 PM

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Highlights:

• Russell scored an unbeaten 49 runs in 28-ball
• Russell also became the fourth KKR batter to 2000 IPL runs

Andre Russell of KKR has become the fastest batter to reach 2000 runs in terms of balls faced in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

He accomplished this feat during KKR’s match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on May 14 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune.

Russell became fourth batter to score over 2000 runs

During the match, he played an unbeaten knock of 49* in 28 balls, which included 3 fours and 4 sixes. During the match against SRH, Russell also became only the fourth Knight Riders’ batter with over 2000 runs in the tournament. Former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir (3345), Robin Uthappa (2649) and Yusuf Pathan (2061) are the other three players in the list.

Russell has strike rate of 180.42

Russell has been having a solid IPL season so far, scoring 330 runs in 11 innings at an average of 41.25. His individual best score is 70*. He has scored one half-century in the tournament so far. The 34-year-old 
Russell has scored 2037 runs from 1129 balls at an average of 31.33 and a strike rate of 180.42 ,in 96 matches.

Coming to the match, a 63-run stand between Sam Billings (34) and Andre Russell powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a solid 177/6 in their 20 overs.

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