Mumbai. Rashid Khan is known for his excellent bowling. But in IPL 2022, he has also performed brilliantly with the bat. In a match on Wednesday night, he scored 25 runs including 3 sixes in the 20th over and gave a thrilling victory to Gujarat Titans. In the 40th match of the T20 league, Hyderabad, playing first, scored a struggling score of 195 for 6 wickets. In reply, Gujarat had to score 22 runs to win in the last over. But Rahul Tewatia and Rashid batted brilliantly and gave the team a thrilling victory on the last ball. This is Gujarat’s 7th win in 8 matches. The team has again reached the top of the table with 14 points.
In the 20th over of Gujarat Titans innings, left-arm fast bowler Marco Yenson put it. Rahul Tewatia hit a six on midwicket off the first ball. He took a run on the second ball. On the third ball, Rashid Khan hit a six at deep long on. Now 9 runs were to be scored in 3 balls. But he could not score runs on the fourth ball. In such a situation, it seemed that Yenson would save the match. He had earlier taken 3 wickets including Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli in the same over against RCB.
2 sixes in the last 2 balls
Rashid Khan gave a thrilling victory to the victory by hitting 2 sixes in the last 2 balls. He hit a six on the 5th ball at extra cover. Then on the last ball, he confirmed the team’s victory by hitting a six on the fine leg. For the second time in the IPL, a team has won the match by scoring 22 or more runs in the last over. Earlier in 2016, MS Dhoni’s team Rising Pune Super Giants won against Punjab Kings by scoring 23 runs. Then there was bowler Axar Patel and batsman MS Dhoni. Dhoni had hit 3 sixes and a four in that over. A run was found from wide. Pune had to score 6 runs on the last ball then.
25 runs were scored in the last over of both the team’s innings.
In the match, both the teams scored 25 runs in the last over. When Hyderabad was batting, the 20th over was bowled by fast bowler Lockie Ferguson. He consistently bowls at a speed of 150 kmph. Marco Yensson hit a six off the first ball. No run scored on the second ball. He took one run on the third ball. Shashank Singh, who was batting for the first time in the IPL on the next three balls, took the team’s score beyond 190 by hitting a six.
Hit 4 sixes by drinking water
Rashid Khan remained unbeaten on 31 off 11 balls. Hit 4 sixes. These days Ramadan is going on and Rashid is also fasting. Talking to Star Sports, he said that I had not eaten anything before the match. Had come down to play the match after drinking only water. There is a little fatigue, but it goes away as soon as you get on the field. On his batting, he said that I always thought about getting the team to victory at important occasions. I am happy to do this today.