Watch: Sam Billings hilarious copy Danny Morrison to absolute perfection | locust
Kolkata Knight Riders secured a comprehensive 54-point win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2022 Indian Premier League on Saturday. sixth place in the IPL 2022 table. The game saw Knight Riders make some changes to the XI, with Sam Billings being included in the squad for the first time since April 23, when he last appeared for KKR against Gujarat Titans . Follow IPL 2022 coverage
Billings made a big 34-run contribution at bat as the Knight Riders posted a solid 177/6 in 20 overs. He also picked two catches while keeping the wickets for the side.
With a near-perfect win, Billings added the icing on the cake with his brilliant impersonation of famed commentator Danny Morrison, as he interviewed Andre Russell. Russell was the star of the Knight Riders in the final as he went unbeaten on 49 out of just 28 deliveries and also recorded 3/22 numbers in four overs.
Earlier, Russell and Sam Billings (34) shared a 63-run partnership to take KKR past the 150 mark after going 94-for-five in the 12th.
With Russell out in force, KKR scored 58 in the final five overs.
Ajinkya Rahane (28) and Nitish Rana (26) also got starts but were unable to extend their innings.
For SRH, Umran Malik (3/33) was back in form with a three-wicket run, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/27), Marco Jansen (1/30) and T Natarajan (1/43) also claimed a counter. each.
“Before the last ball of the 19th over was thrown, I said, ‘Sunil, try to get a boundary, but let me start over with the spinner.’ Offspinner to a right-hander is like a kid in the candy store. I had full throws and I put it away. The hard work paid off today. It’s good to contribute in both aspects tonight. I’m just going to keep going, I hopefully we can qualify,” Russell had said of his solid finish with the bat during the post-match presentation.
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