Bangalore: KKR all-rounder Andre Russell has said he was mentally prepared to bat at number three against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their IPL encounter. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by seven wickets with two balls to spare in a rain-affected match that was curtailed to 10-overs per side. Russell blasted a 17-ball 45 studded with five boundaries and three sixes to drive his team to a competitive total of 111 for four in 10 overs. But Mandeep Singh’s 45 not out off just 18 balls worked the magic for RCB on Saturday. But Russell said he was happy with his performance. “Yes, in a 10-over game, coming in at No.3 is as good as coming in as a finisher. I did take a few balls to get going, but once I am in, I tend to go at everything. It was a team plan for me to go in at 3,” Russell was quoted as saying by iplt20.com on Sunday.
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