PBKS vs KKR, IPL 2022: Middled only 1 out of my 8 sixes, says Andre Russell after inexplicable Mumbai madness

Andre Russell delighted the Kolkata fans and brought relief to captain Shreyas Iyer when he put behind injury woes to hit a 31-ball 70 not out as Kolkata chased down 139 vs Punjab in just 14.3 overs in Mumbai on Friday.

Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Andre Russell was thrilled after his unbeaten 70 off 31 balls helped his side crush Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in their third match of IPL 2022.

Chasing 138, KKR were in a spot of bother but the hard-hitting Andre Russell came to his own and smashed 8 sixes in a blistering, unbeaten 90-run partnership with Sam Billings. Russell raced to 70 from just 31 balls as KKR chased down a target of 139 with 33 balls to spare.

Chasing 138, KKR were in a spot of bother but the hard-hitting Andre Russell came to his own and smashed 8 sixes in a blistering, unbeaten 90-run partnership with Sam Billings. Russell raced to 70 from just 31 balls as KKR chased down a target of 139 with 33 balls to spare.

After the match, Russell said he was "feeling awesome" with his efforts and revealed he told Billings he would go into attack mode once he started sweating.

Russell added had been able to middle only one out of his 8 sixes in a knock which clearly deflated Punjab Kings after they lifted their hopes having reduced KKR to 51 for 4 in the 7th over.

"Feeling awesome, this is the reason why we play the game. In that position, I know what I can do," Russell said.

"Feeling awesome, this is the reason why we play the game. In that position, I know what I can do," Russell said.

"It was good to have someone at the crease like Sam who can rotate and help us stick through the tough time. Once I started sweating, I just said that I am gonna go. I backed my ability and that's what I did tonight. I am happy to bring the team over the line.

"I am going to say one," Russell added, when asked about how many he had middle out of his 8 sixes.

"I am going to say one," Russell added, when asked about how many he had middle out of his 8 sixes.