IPL 2023
Mayank Markande Impresses Commentators With His Dismissal Of Andre Russell
By CricShots - May 4, 2023 10:49 pm
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The explosive Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) explosive all-rounder, Andre Russell failed to make the best of the opportunity during the side’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday night, as he was dismissed on 24 off 15 deliveries. Russell had made a strong start to his innings when he smashed a six only on his second ball; however, in a bid to up the ante, Russell attempted to attack in-form spinner Mayank Markande but failed, finding a thick upper edge. He was eventually caught by T Natarajan at short third man.

Mayank Markande
Mayank Markande dismissed Andre Russell

Andre Russell had been fairly quiet with the bat for the most part of the season before producing a fine knock in KKR’s last game against Gujarat Titans, scoring 34 off 19 balls. While the innings still didn’t do justice to the standards Russell has set for himself, the explosive batter looked like he could take KKR out of trouble until eh 15th over bowled by Mayank Markande in which he lost his wicket.

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Interestingly, Russell had attempted a similar shot on the previous delivery but failed to get a bat on it but Markande stuck to his plan and finally got the dangerous batter out. Reacting to the dismissal, Ravi Shastri made a massive remark about the Indian spinner. Shastri, who was on-air at the time, praised Markande for the dismissal. He said, “The masters of yesteryears, Bishan Singh (Bedi), Erapalli (Prasanna) would’ve loved that.”

Here is the video of the dismissal of Andre Russell:

Earlier, KKR skipper, Nitish Rana had won the toss and opted to bat in Hyderabad. The side, like hosts Sunrisers, have faced immense inconsistency in their performances, and that continued on Thursday evening.

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The side lost three wickets in the Powerplay and failed to forge a strong partnership; Rinku Singh (46) was KKR’s highest scorer in the innings. For the SRH, both Marco Jansen and T Natarajan picked two wickets each, while all other bowlers — Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Aiden Markram, and Mayank Markande picked one each.