Chennai Super Kings is hosting Kolkata Knight Riders at Chepauk Stadium amid political tensions and protests. They called it ‘the match of equals’ as both the teams have lifted the IPL trophy multiple times and also won their first match of the season. Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, won the toss and opted to bowl first, keeping dewy conditions in mind. KKR got off to a flyer but soon lost both their openers. At a certain point, KKR were reduced to 95 for 5 and they were reeling. That is when Andre Russell joined skipper Dinesh Karthik and they formed a partnership of 67 runs, which was very crucial at that stage. KKR set CSK a target of 203. Russell was the highest scorer, he ended with 88 off 36 balls. His knock comprised of 11 sixes.
But did you folks see Shah Rukh Khan’s reaction to Andre Russell’s longest IPL 2018 six? He hit the ball 105 metres long. But when Russell hit the ball for a six to wide long-on, SRK was up in his seat and a sense of shock could be seen all over his face. Russell surely was doing some insane hitting, which even got the boss going gaga. Here is the monstrous hit:
— #KKR for #SRK (@KingAwaisSrkian) April 10, 2018
This is the biggest target that has been set in 2018 IPL yet, but CSK have got off to an equally great start, thanks to Shane Watson and Ambati Rayadu. As we speak, CSK requires another 91 runs with 7 wickets and 42 balls remaining. And that is a daunting task.