Andre Russell spoil David Warner’s IPL comeback as KKR stun SRH at Eden Gardens

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Andre Russell’s blitz spoilt David Warner’s return as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets in the second match of the IPL 2019 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

Russell hit four sixes and as many fours as the two-time champions made a winning start to their IPL season 12 campaign.

Chasing 182, KKR got off to a poor start, losing out on Chris Lynn in the second over. But Nitish Rana, who was surprisingly sent out to open the innings for KKR along with Lynn, scored a fifty to keep his side in the hunt. He was dismissed for 68 by Rashid Khan. After his dismissal, Russell smashed 49 runs off just 19 deliveries to script a thrilling win for KKR.

Earlier, Warner played a sensational 85-run knock on his IPL return for the Sunrisers to take his side to 181/3 in 20 overs.

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