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Indian Premier League 9: After match-winning all-round show vs KXIP, Andre Russell lauds KKR bowlers' 'Champion' show

Kolkata: As a result of yet another brilliant show by West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 7 runs in Match 32 of the Indian Premier League.

Russell first contributed with 16 runs and followed it with a stupendous four-wicket haul.

After the match, Russell, who was adjudged the Man of the Match, said they bowled like champions against Murali Vijay and his boys.

"The last game against RCB, me and Yusuf did well. But this match was important too and we bowled like champions. Our batters have been doing the job most of the time and we had been letting them down earlier.

"But we proved ourselves tonight. We were trying to get 180 but their bowlers bowled yorkers very well. But we knew 160 was defendable on this ground. We had to bowl to our field, build pressure and take wickets," he said.

KKR are currently ranked No. 1 in the points table with six wins from nine matches. They will now take on Gujarat Lions in Match 38 to be played at Eden Gardens on May 8.

From Zee News

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IPL 2017 Points Table

Teams MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7


1 David Warner
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs


1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets