T20 cricket has witnessed plenty of dramatic incidents during the passage of play. The real rivalry sparks when two T20 specialists go head to head with each other. Recently, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine locked horns with each other in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League.
During the match between Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders, fans were taken aback after Sunil Narine deftly kept the ferocious Andre Russell in check. Russell is well-known for his ability to clear the balls out of the park with relative ease.
He is someone who looks to score in every opportunity. However, that wasn’t meant to be when he faced Sunil Narine. The right-arm off-break bowler exposed Russell’s frailties on Tuesday. In the process, he went on to bowl a maiden over. Yes, you read it right.
Sunil Narine bowls a maiden over and stuns Andre Russell
Usually, Andre Russell has always been the batsman who has sent shockwaves to the bowlers in the form of hitting sixes and fours. This time around, it was totally a different story. Sunil Narine kept him silent in the need of the over that helped Trinbago Knight Riders seal the game.
Earlier, both teams faced each other in the 19th match of the season. Tallawahs were tasked to chase 168 but were in all sorts of trouble after losing key wickets in the early phase of the game. Andre Russell came out to bat at No.8.
Russell came out intending to score at 13 runs per over when Tallawahs were stuttering at 63/6 in 12 overs. Meanwhile, the skipper Kieron Pollard brought Sunil Narine to bowl the 14 over. Narine stuck to his line and lengths and bowled 6 dot balls as Russell failed to score even a run against him.
Sunil Narine chipped in with impressive bowling figures of 4-1-11-2. Russell had a bad day at the office as he scored just 1 run off 11 balls. Tallawahs succumbed to 92 and lost the game by 75 runs.