MI vs KKR: Watch – Venkatesh Iyer watches the ball as Andre Russell runs out due to his teammate’s carelessness

Andre Russell run out

Andre Russell, on Friday (May 3), failed to score a big goal against Mumbai Indians as he ran out of money at the Wankhede Stadium.

The Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder had the perfect platform to give the finishing touch to the innings. He came out to bat in the 17th over after Manish Pandey’s dismissal. KKR were 140 for 6 at that time. With more than three overs remaining, KKR would have expected Russell to take them to a total of over 180.

Andre Russell also started his innings on a perfect note by hitting the first ball he faced for a six. However, he had to return to the dressing room in the 17th minute after being run over by Hardik Pandya on the last ball of the over.

The Mumbai Indians captain bowled one outside leg stump and Venkatesh Iyer reverse-swept it. The left-handed batter managed to hit the ball towards the third man short fielder. It was Andre Russell’s call and the West Indies star settled for a quick single.

Iyer also took a few steps forward while looking at the ball. The KKR batsman, however, had no intention of running. By the time Russell realized it, it was too late for him. The veteran all-rounder turned to try and return to the crease safely, but Pandya did well to pick up the fielder’s poor throw and dislodged the bails in an instant.

Watch Andre Russell run out of life:

Talking about the game, KKR ended their innings on 169. When asked to bat first, KKR faltered at 57 for 5 at one point before Iyer’s 70-run knock helped them achieve a challenging total.

Speaking at the end of KKR’s innings, veteran spinner Piyush Chawla revealed the reason behind the visitors’ struggle with the bat early in the innings. The leg-spinner said the batsmen found it difficult to time the ball because “the wicket kept stopping a bit”.

“The wicket was stopping a bit at the beginning, it’s a new wicket so it was a bit sticky, but no matter how you play, you have to play well. It was really great to see the way we played today. Well, in the At the end of the day, it totally depends on what the team requires, that time Hardik came and bowled a very good over. It looks like there is a bit of dew out there and he will play a bit better,” Chawla said.