Watch: Ashwin’s Pumped Up Celebration After Castling Russell For A Duck

IPL 2022: Ravichandran Ashwin was pumped up after taking Andre Russell’s wicket.© BCCI/IPL

Ravichandran Ashwin provided Rajasthan Royals (RR) with a huge breakthrough in their high-scoring thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Monday, as he sent the very dangerous Andre Russell packing for a golden duck. Russell came in when KKR were on track to chase down their target of 218, but the wily spinner outfoxed him with a carrom ball that clattered into the stumps after beating the outside edge. It was a big moment for the Royals and Ashwin knew it, as was visible in his pumped up celebration that followed.

Watch: Ravichandran Ashwin’s jaffa to Andre Russell and the celebration that followed

After Ashwin got the wicket of Russell, it was Yuzvendra Chahal who stole the show with a hat-trick in the 17th over to complete his five-wicket haul.

The effort from the two spinners ensured KKR fell short of an epic chase as the Royals registered a 7-wicket win to go second in the IPL 2022 points table.

Earlier, Jos Buttler hit his second century of the season to help the Royals post 217/5 after being put in to bat.

This was the highest score by any team this season.

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Shreyas Iyer (85 off 51) and Aaron Finch (58 off 28) had KKR on track to chase down their total, but after Chahal’s hat-trick, they could not recover despite coming very close.

Chahal, with 17 wickets, is the leading wicket-taker this season, while Buttler is leading the run-scoring charts.

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