KKR vs SRH: Rampaging Russell overshadows Warner whirlwind

Andre Russell smashed four sixes and four boundaries in a 19-ball 49 as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down 182 against Sunrisers Hyderabad after David Warner blitzed his way to 85 off 53 balls on return.

Andre Russell bludgeoned four boundaries and four massive sixes as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down a target of 182 with two balls to spare against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Photo: AFP
David Warner announced his return to the spotlight in emphatic fashion, as the Aussie opener took Kolkata's bowlers to the cleaners scoring 85 off 53 balls (9x4, 3x6). Photo: AFP
Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar played the supporting role with a 40 off 24 balls to help SRH to a fighting total. Photo: AP
Nitish Rana's 68 off 47 balls at the top of the order gave Kolkata a blazing start. Photo: AFP
Play was halted for a while during Kolkata's chase due to floodlight failure. Photo: AP
KKR's co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was present at the venue for the season opener to cheer his team and will be satisfied to see his team pull off a tough chase. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK