New Delhi. Afghanistan’s veteran leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who usually turns the game around with his spin bowling, stunned Gujarat Titans for a six off the last ball against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. Rashid is happy that his hard work on batting paid off. Gujarat needed 22 runs in the last over. Rahul Teotia took a six off the first ball and a run on the second ball. After this Rashid hit three sixes, in which he took the winning runs only after hitting a six off the last ball.
Rashid Khan said after the win, “Feels great. I had faith in my batting and also in fitness that I could hit. I am glad to have performed like this against Sunrisers. When I had to score 22 runs in the last over, I told Tewatia that our best bowler Ferguson had given 25 runs in the last over and now it is our turn. If a ball goes empty, do not panic and finish the match.
thrill of the last over
Chasing a target of 196 runs for victory, Gujarat needed 22 runs in the last over. Rahul Teotia hit a six on the first ball of Marco Janssen and ran a run on the second ball. Now 15 runs were needed in four balls and Rashid hit Jansen for a six over his head.
No runs were scored on the next ball and nine runs were needed from the last three balls. On the fifth ball, Rashid hit a six at extra cover. Now one ball and three runs but this match was bound to be in the name of Rashid (31 not out in 11 balls) as a batsman, who made the impossible possible by hitting a six in fine leg on the last ball.
With this win, Gujarat Titans have reached the top with 14 points after winning seven matches out of eight. The five-match winning streak of Sunrisers was also broken, who are in third place with 10 points from eight matches.