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'Don't mind batting till end then bowling first over' - Russell

Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russell talks about the challenges of being an allrounder

First in four years


Andre Russell's bowling returns in the match - best by a pacer for Knight Riders since L Balaji's 4 for 18 against RCB in 2012. Also Russell's third best in T20s.



Runs Andre Russell had conceded from his first 16 balls in this match. the next two balls went for 12 runs.

Rare event


No. of times before KKR's inns two or more wickets had fallen in a T20 inns but none to the bowlers. Happened in a domestic T20 in Zimbabwe before this.

Run out again


No. of times Gambhir has been run out in T20s. Only Mahela Jayawardene (20) has been run out more often. Azhar Mahmood too has been run out 19 times.

Second time


Number of fifty-plus stands between Gambhir and Uthappa in this season. They are the only pair to add five or more such stands in two IPL seasons.

Not playing four


No. of times teams have played fewer than four overseas players in the IPL including Kings XI today. The last such instance was by Mumbai Indians against KXIP in 2012.