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IPL: Andre Russell breaks Chris Gayle's record

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IPL: Andre Russell breaks Chris Gayle's record

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Kolkata Knight Riders star all-rounder Andre Russell completed 200 Indian Premier League sixes during Kolkata Knight Riders’s (KKR) season opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.

The all-rounder scored a quickfire 25-ball 64, laced with seven sixes to help the team post 208 in its 20 overs.

He created history in IPL while reaching to 200 sixes as he became the fastest to hit in terms of balls faced.

The 35-year-old reached 200 sixes in 1322 balls, claiming the record with a big margin as his compatriot reached to the mark in 1811 balls. The third on the list on Kieron Pollard who reached in 2055 balls.

Meanwhile, he also became the ninth batter to reach 200-six mark in IPL’s history. The list is headed by Chris Gayle, who is the only batter to cross 350 sixes.

Most Sixes in IPL
357 – Chris Gayle

257 – Rohit Sharma

251 – AB de Villiers

239 – MS Dhoni

235 – Virat Kohli

228 – David Warner

223 – Kieron Pollard

203 – Suresh Raina

202 – Andre Russell

It must be noted that the Knight Riders were in a spot of bother losing three wickets in the PowerPlay.

Phil Salt scored a fifty and Ramandeep Singh managed a cameo to get the innings back on track. Russell and Rinku Singh then combined for an 81-run stand to put a formidable score for the opposition to chase.

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