Andre Russell has been on a terrific form in this season of the Indian Premier League. His 13-ball innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore where he scored 48 runs that helped chase down 206 runs target is probably the greatest batting performance in T20 cricket.
KKR needed 66 runs off the last 24 deliveries, Russell hit seven sixes and snatched away the victory from the hands-off RCB. KKR chased the target with five balls to spare.
KKR opening batsman Chris Lynn as he called him the Billion dollar man.
“We keep putting him in tough situations and he keeps lifting his game. He is just too good,” Lynn said after the match. “Two-hundred and fifteen was probably par on that wicket. Both teams gave opportunities. We dropped Kohli and AB de Villiers and RCB also dropped a couple of chances. Luck was on our side. Change of fortune for us. It is unbelievable and entertaining for us. He keeps doing it. He is a billion dollar man for KKR.”
This is the third time this season that Russell has single-handedly won a match for KKR. Russell scored 42 runs from sixes and hit a solitary boundary in his 13-ball 48*