Ryan Campbell, Netherlands’ coach, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack. Ravichandran Ashwin bowled Andre Russell out with a near-unplayable delivery and then celebrated lavishly.
On Monday, Ravichandran Ashwin gave Rajasthan Royals (RR) a huge breakthrough in their high-scoring thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2022. Dismissing the dangerous Andre Russell for a golden duck. Russell came in with KKR on track to chase down their target of 218 runs. But the astute spinner outwitted him with a carrom ball that clattered into the stumps after beating the outside edge. It was a big moment for the Royals, and Ashwin knew it, as evidenced by his pumped-up celebration.
Watch: Ravichandran Ashwin jaffa “unplayable” delivery to Andre Russell and the celebration that followed
Following Ashwin’s dismissal of Russell. Yuzvendra Chahal stole the show with a hat-trick in the 17th over to complete his five-wicket haul.
The two spinners’ efforts ensured that KKR fell short of an epic chase, as the Royals won by seven wickets to finish second in the IPL 2022 points table.
Earlier, Jos Buttler scored his second century of the season, helping the Royals post 217/5 after being put in to bat.
This was the highest point total for any team this season.
KKR were on track to chase down their total thanks to Shreyas Iyer (85 off 51) and Aaron Finch (58 off 28), but after Chahal’s hat-trick, they couldn’t recover despite coming very close.
With 17 wickets, Chahal is the leading wicket-taker this season, while Buttler is the leading run-scorer.