IPL 2022, Match 61 KKR vs SRH, Stats Review: Andre Russell’s feat, Kane Williamson’s scratchy form, and other stats

Andre Russell. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 49 runs off 28 deliveries and took 3/22 with the ball as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 54 runs in Match 61 of IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The Caribbean power-hitter powered his side to a total of 177/6. The Orange Army struggled throughout their run-chase, and the loss means Kane Williamson’s team has now lost five matches on the bounce.

Speaking about how the match unfolded, Shreyas Iyer won the toss and KKR opted to bat first. Venkatesh Iyer’s bad season stretched as he got dismissed for just seven runs. Ajinkya Rahane and Nitish Rana made 28 and 26 runs respectively while captain Shreyas Iyer got out for 15 runs. Billings played a good hand of 34 runs off 29 deliveries but it was Russell who muscled his way to 49. Speedster Umran Malik was the pick of the bowlers for SRH for his fiery spell of 3/33 in four overs.

Chasing 178 to win, Skipper Williamson’s disastrous season continued as he played yet another slow innings of nine runs off 17 balls. His opening partner Abhishek Sharma looked in good touch during his quickfire innings of 43 runs off 28 deliveries, which included four fours and two sixes.

Rahul Tripathi made only nine runs as Tim Southee got him out with a terrific reflex catch. Nicholas Pooran also hit one straight back to the hands of Sunil Narine as he amassed just two runs. Aiden Markram slammed 32 runs with three maximums but SRH never really looked to get going in the run-chase as they could managed only 123/8 in 20 overs.

With this victory, KKR find themselves in the sixth position with 12 points and are still alive in the competition, while SRH have slipped to the eighth spot with ten points. For his all-round performance, Andre Russell won the Player of the Match award.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 61 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League 2022:

 100 – Shreyas Iyer appeared in his 100th match in the IPL.

18.20 – Venkatesh Iyer has scored 182 runs in 11 innings with one fifty and at an average of just 18.20 this season.

5.70 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the best economy rate of 5.70 in the powerplay by a bowler with a minimum of 15 overs bowled in IPL 2022.

2030 – Andre Russell reached the landmark of 2000 runs in the tournament.

401 – Shreyas also completed 400 fours in T20 cricket.

5 – Andre Russell is the fifth player to do the double of 300 runs and 15 wickets in an IPL season after Shane Watson (2008), Dwayne Bravo (2012), Jacques Kallis (2012, 2013) and Sunil Narine (2018).

17 – Russell has now taken the most wickets (17) in an IPL season. He had snared 15 scalps in the 2015 edition.

208 – Williamson has amassed just 208 runs in 12 innings at a poor average of 18.90 this campaign.

100 – Williamson reached the landmark of 100 catches in the T20 matches.

3503 – Nitish Rana completed 3500 runs in the T20 games.

92.85 – Williamson has the lowest strike rate of 92.85 by an opener with a minimum of ten innings in an IPL season. Graeme Smith had a strike rate of 98.14 in the 2009 edition.

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