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All-round blitz by Russell lights up Caribbean Premier League 2018

11 Aug 2018 | By Rajdeep Saha
Andre Russell a modern day T20 king

Time and again Andre Russell has displayed his all-round attributes in the shortest format of cricket.

There is no doubt that the all-rounder is a true modern day T20 king.

The player has been in demand across all global T20 leagues.

In Caribbean Premier League, Russell delivered one of the best performances by claiming a hat-trick and scoring a ton in the same match.

In context: Andre Russell a modern day T20 king

11 Aug 2018All-round blitz by Russell lights up Caribbean Premier League 2018

RussellRussell notches one of the best ever T20 performances

Playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs, Andre Russell capped off one of the best T20 performances of all time.

The all-rounder stomped his authority against the star-studded Trinbago Knight Riders.

Russell showed his prominence by claiming a hat-trick in the final over.

Prior to that he also took a stunning catch of Chris Lynn (46).

The astonishing moment came when Russell smashed a 49-ball 121.

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A blast from Russell

One of the best T20 innings ever

AstonishingOne of the best T20 innings ever

The Knight Riders set a challenging total of 225 for the Tallawahs, who were pegged back at 49/5 in their chase.

But in came Russell and took the game away from the opposition team.

He smashed 6 fours and 13 sixes to clock a strike-rate of 246.94.

Tallawahs needed 138 runs from final 60 deliveries and Russell upped the tempo with some monstrous blows.

FeatsRussell and his side achieve some extraordinary feats

Russell hit the fastest ton in CPL history off just 40 deliveries.

His team became the first in the history of T20 cricket to to add 150+ runs after losing 5 wickets.

This was also the highest chase by a side in CPL.

Russell also became the 2nd player after Rashid Khan to take a hat-trick in CPL.