Andre Russell's career-best bowling figures connected Tuesday saw Mumbai Indians getting bowled retired for 152 successful Match 5 of the Indian Premier League 2021 astatine the MA Chidambaram Stadium successful Chennai.
Russell bowled conscionable 2 overs successful the lucifer and picked up 5 wickets for 15 runs arsenic Kolkata became the archetypal squad to vessel Mumbai retired successful the IPL since 2018. This is besides the archetypal clip MI were skittled retired portion batting archetypal since 2014.
Russell besides registered the champion bowling figures by a KKR bowler successful the IPL, surpassing Sunil Narine's 5 for 19 against Kings XI Punjab successful Kolkata successful 2012. Russell's figures are besides the champion by immoderate bowler against the defending champions successful the IPL.
"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. 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 said connected Star Sports astatine the mid-innings break.
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.
Russell is the 2nd bowler to instrumentality a five-for against Mumbai Indians this play aft Royal Challengers Bangalore's Harshal Patel, who took 5 for 27 successful the opening lucifer of IPL 2021 astatine the aforesaid venue. No bowler had managed to instrumentality 5 wickets against MI earlier this play and present 2 person achieved the feat successful successive games.