The the Indies all-rounder’s damaging touching saved the Knight Riders when Sandeep Sharma reduced them to 60-5 in their chase of Kings XI’s 155-9.
Russell conjointly took the key wickets of Virender Sehwag and Thisara Perera as city did well to limit Kings XI to a modest total during which there was solely 2 notable contributions.
Captain patron saint Bailey created sixty and his Australian mate spaceman Maxwell thirty threewhen India opener Murali Vijay was bowled by Umesh Yadav for a first-over duck.
Sharma’s spell with the new ball place Kings XI into a winning position in Pune as he pink-slippedRobin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey and Ryan 10 Doeschate.
However, Yusef Pathan (28 not out) unbroken one finish stable whereas Russell smashed 9 fours and 2 sixes to require city to their total with quite 2 overs to spare.
Although Mitchell Johnson had Russell caught before the innings was complete, the work had already been done and Piyush Chawla hit the winning runs to secure the Knight Riders a secondtriumph in four games.