Andre Russell and Umesh Yadav thump Punjab as KKR go to the top

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Saif AL Imam Shota

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Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in the eighth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This is Kolkata's second win in the three matches, which puts the team at the top of the points table.
After losing the toss at Wankhede Stadium, Punjab were bowled out for 136 in 18.2 overs. Bhanuka Rajapakse scored the highest 31 runs for the team. Kagiso Rabada also scored 25 runs.
Evidence that Kolkata did not make a mistake by including Umesh Yadav in the team has been found again. The hero of the first match took 4 wickets at the cost of only 23 runs in this match and also got the man of the match in this game.
Kolkata lost 4 wickets for 51 runs. But Sam Billings and Andre Russell's great batting led the team to victory without any further danger. Billings remained unbeaten on 24 off 23 balls. The Caribbean star remained unbeaten on 70 off 31 balls, showing "Russell Show" and hitting 8 sixes.