Andre Russell takes 5 for 15 to record best bowling figures against Mumbai Indians

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Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russell took his maiden 5-wicket haul successful T20 cricket during the team's 2nd lucifer of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 against Mumbai Indians successful Chennai connected Tuesday.

Andre Russell took 5 for 15 successful 2 overs arsenic KKR bowled MI retired for 152. These are present the champion bowling figures ever for KKR successful the past of the Indian Premier League. Sunil Narine had taken 5 for 19 vs Punjab Kings successful 2012 portion Varun Chakravarthy had taken 5 for 20 against Delhi Capitals successful 2020.

Andre Russell present besides has the champion bowling figures successful IPL past successful Chennai.

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On Friday, Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Harshal Patel had go the first-ever bowler to instrumentality a 5-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians. Incidentally, that was besides his archetypal 5-wicket haul successful T20 cricket.

Best bowling figures against Mumbai Indians successful IPL:

5/15 Andre Russell Chennai 2021*

5/27 Harshal Patel Chennai 2021

4/6 Rohit Sharma Centurion 2009

Russell credited 'behind the scenes hard work' for his maiden five-wicket haul successful T20 cricket, saying that helium was blessed to restrict the formidable Mumbai Indians to 152. Russell pointed retired that bowling against Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard is ever hard and helium was blessed to disregard them.

Russell bowled the 18th and the 20th implicit successful the archetypal innings and picked up the wickets of Kieron Pollard (5), Krunal Pandya (15), Marco Jansen (0), Rahul Chahar (8) and Jasprit Bumrah (0) to dent the five-time champions aft they were asked to bat archetypal by KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.

"I person been moving precise hard down the scenes, taking the responsibility. There's a anticipation of going for runs (in the decease over), but there's ever a accidental to instrumentality wickets," Andre Russell told Star Sports.

"I ever support stretching successful the tract and jogging around, you got to beryllium acceptable successful the 18th over.

"Bowling against Hardik and Pollard is ever a hard thing, blessed we could restrict them. It's ever bully to get Polly (Pollard) retired early, we each cognize what helium tin do," Russell added.