WATCH : Russell laughing off Curran’s intimidation tactics before meting out punishment

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In Friday’s match, Kolkata Knight Riders showcased their batting prowess once again, with Sunil Narine and Phil Salt combining for a formidable 138 runs off just 62 balls, setting the hosts in a commanding position at the halfway mark of the innings.

Building upon this solid foundation, subsequent batsmen delivered quick-fire cameos, propelling the Purple Army past the 250-run mark for the second time this season. Among these impactful innings was Andre Russell’s contribution of 24 runs at a staggering strike rate of 200, featuring two maximums and two boundaries.

However, Russell’s success in this innings might not have been possible without a fiery exchange with Sam Curran early on. Entering the fray in the 13th over after Curran had dismissed Salt, Russell faced an immediate challenge in the form of a pinpoint yorker from Curran.

Despite the pressure, Russell managed to fend it off back to the bowler. Curran, visibly charged up, grabbed the ball aggressively and threatened to hurl it towards the stumps, prompting Russell to swiftly dodge. However, Russell responded with a light-hearted laugh, shrugging off the intensity as he readied himself for the next delivery.

Curran persisted with his aggressive tactics, delivering a short ball, but Russell countered with a boundary, asserting his dominance in the brief battle.

The captivating exchange caught the attention of Twitter users, who took to social media to share their reactions and thoughts on the thrilling moment.

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