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IPL 2021 Watch: Andre Russell Removes AB De Villiers For A First-Ball Duck

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AB De Villiers-Andre Russell
AB De Villiers-Andre Russell

Andre Russell has come to the party in the very first game for Kolkata Knight Riders. He has removed AB De Villiers for a first-ball duck. This happened after Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first. Virat Kohli was dismissed for just five and now the dismissal of de Villiers has really hurt RCB.

Andre Russell in his first over has taken two wickets and dismissed De Villiers was the big wicket KKR was after.After dismissing KS Bharat, Russell dished out a perfect youker to De Villiers. The ball took the inner edge of ABD’s pads and rattled into the stumps.

AB De Villiers Scores Duck On Return

De Villiers smoked 76 runs the last time these two sides played in the first half of the tournament in India. RCB beat KKR in that encounter as well.

Earlier in the game, Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first in Abu Dhabi.

‘We will bat first. Looks like a good pitch, the grass will hold it together, will slow down as the game progresses. This one’s special, we promised back in May that we’ll play for the Covid warriors, here it is – we’ll auction this uniform and the proceeds will go to them. Two debutants for us – KS Bharat and Wanindu Hasranga’

Most matches for a team in IPL: Virat Kohli Leads The List

200 Virat Kohli (RCB) *

182 MS Dhoni (CSK)

172 Suresh Raina (CSK)

172 Kieron Pollard (MI)

162 Rohit Sharma (MI)

In the last five games between the two sides, RCB beat KKR on four ocassions. Kohli announced of stepping down from captaincy after the IPL season. RCB is placed third in the points table at the moment ahead of their game against KKR. However, his stay was brief as he was just dismissed for four in the second over of the game.

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