Needing 53 runs in the last three overs, KKR chased down the total with two balls remaining. This is the most any team has scored in the last three overs in an IPL game.
It was a remarkable run chase led by Nitish Rana at the start of the innings, with Dre Russ shifting to 100th gear in no time along with Shubman's finishing touch in the end.
Eden Gardens went crazy and the twitter world took no time in applauding what was one heck of a chase and a perfect start to VIVO IPL 2019 for team KKR. Here are some interesting picks:
Make sense, every time Russell gets going
That Andre Russell innings - as KKR scored 54 in their last 16 balls to win - distils why power hitting can make ground fielding, and smart running between the wickets, irrelevant in T20. Power hitting like that makes '1 percenters' irrelevant— Tim (@timwig) March 24, 2019
The show has just started
One of the best ever wins for @KKRiders what a finish from Russell and Gill. Super match to watch. Except the brief interruption the perfect evening at Eden Gardens.— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 24, 2019
We agree Akash
Icing on cake with extra cream
Extraordinary turnaround at the Eden through Andre Russell’s blazing bat. Gill finishing match with two soaring sixes was icing on the cake for KKR.— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 24, 2019
We say - A HUGE DEAL
Scary for the opposite team, an entertainer for us!
Incredible from Andre Russell. The scariest finisher in T20 cricket. And Vijay Shankar of India, who bowls, goes back to being the Vijay Shankar of the IPL who doesn't.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 24, 2019
Quite a few times
How many times in the past has Russell won games like this for KKR? He continues to do so even today. #KKRvSRH— Prasenjit Dey 📰 (@CricPrasen) March 24, 2019