Video: Venkatesh Iyer & Andre Russell Involve In Horrible Mix-Up As Latter Gets Run-Out By Hardik Pandya During MI vs KKR IPL 2024 Clash

Video: Venkatesh Iyer & Andre Russell Involve In Horrible Mix-Up As Latter Gets Run-Out By Hardik Pandya During MI vs KKR IPL 2024 Clash

Kolkata Knight Riders were bundled out for 169 after Venkatesh Iyer's valiant 70 off 52 balls in the first innings of the IPL 2024 match against Mumbai Indians.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, May 04, 2024, 01:22 PM IST
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Hardik Pandya dived to run out Andre Russell | Credits: Jio Cinema Twitter

Kolkata Knight Riders' all-rounders Venkatesh Iyer and Andre Russell involved in a horrible mix-up which led to latter getting run-out during the IPL 2024 clash against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 3.

The incident took place in the 17th over of the KKR innings when Venkatesh Iyer tried to reverse sweep off full toss delivery by MI skipper Hardik Pandya but found Jasprit Bumrah at short man leg. The left-handed batter thought of taking a single but he decided it and sent Andre Russell back, who almost reached the striker's end.

Russell ran hard towards the non-striker's end but couldn't make it to the crease on time as Hardik Pandya attempted dive to dislodge the bails after Bumrah missed the target. The video of the same went viral on social media.

Andre Russell was visibly unhappy with horrible mix-up with Venkatesh Iyer as he almost hit the Wankhede Stadium's railing with the bat. Russell's wicket fell at a crucial juncture as the visitors were looking to post a total of over 200 in order to set a hefty target for Mumbai Indians to chase.

After Russell's dismissal at 153/7, Kolkata Knight Riders lost couple more wickets in  Ramandeep Singh and Mitchell Starc and the visitors were 155/9.

Venkatesh Iyer's valiant 70-run innings takes KKR to a respectable total

Venkatesh Iyer emerged as the star performer in KKR's batting as he played a valiant knock of 70 off 52 balls took KKR to a respectable total of 169 in 19.5 overs in the first innings.

Iyer and Manish Pandey forged a crucial 83-run partnership for the sixth wicket to revive Kolkata Knight Riders' innings from 57/5 to 140/5 until the latter's dismissal for 42.

After Manish Pandey's dismissal, Venkatesh Iyer carried on KKR's innings as he didn't get enough support from the lower order batters. The southpaw's valiant innings came to an end after he was bowled out by Jasprit Bumrah.

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