IPL 2016 Weekly Roundup: Week 4

The third week of IPL 2016 gave us some thrilling and some one-sided games as the teams battled it out to seal their place in the playoffs. Yusuf Pathan played a couple of good knocks and that would give Kolkata Knight Riders lot of confidence heading towards the next half of the league. Virat Kohli continued to mesmerise everyone with his batting. And the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers have formed a formidable quadruple. Here, we look at some of the high points of the week gone by in the tourney.

When Yusuf and Russell went berserk:

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Bengaluru : Yusuf Pathan of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates his half century during an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, on May 2, 2016. (Photo Source: IANS)

At 69/4 in the 11th over, with another 117 runs from about nine overs still needed and with the Bangalore bowlers going great guns, the match at Eden Gardens seemed to be slipping out of Kolkata’s grip. Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell, though, had other ideas. After scratching around for a few overs, both the power-hitters went completely berserk making a mockery of all the opposition bowlers. Russell began first taking out Tabraiz Shamsi for two sixes and a four and then Yusuf joined in as he carted Shane Watson for 24 runs in the 17th over. Even after Russell perished on 39, Yusuf continued and hit a few more lusty blows to take his side home comfortably and scored a match-winning 60 not out of 29 balls.


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