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Watch: Rashid Khan delivers explosive late cameo, falls just short in final over chase

Rashid Khan falls short in final over chase
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Rashid Khan slammed three boundaries in the final over of Gujarat Titans’ chase against Delhi Capitals, but fell just short of a mammoth 225-run chase off the final ball.

Gujarat had looked like falling well short in the chase by the end of the 16th over. They needed 73 off the final 24 balls of the innings, with Rahul Tewatia edging behind off Kuldeep Yadav’s final ball to further put the odds in Delhi’s favour.

However, David Miller clicked into gear against compatriot Anrich Nortje, hitting a four and a six off the first two balls of his 17th over, with two more sixes coming off the fourth and fifth balls. He was out in the next over, holing out to Rasikh Salam on the deep backward square-leg boundary, and the runs once more seemed a tough ask for Gujarat to get with eight wickets down.

They needed 37 off the last two overs, with Sai Kishore joining Rashid at the crease. Rashid had already been dropped off the first ball of his innings, Abishek Porel putting a low catch down at deep square leg.

Rashid swung a four off the first ball of Salam’s over, the penultimate of the innings. Kishore chipped in with a six over midwicket off the fourth, taking another maximum off the next ball – flat down the ground this time. He was out off the next ball, bowled trying to clip across the line. His wicket ensured Rashid was on strike to Mukesh Kumar for the final over though, with 19 runs needed.

Rashid took eight of those off immediately with back-to-back fours. The first was whipped helicopter style down through long on, the second through the gap in the field and to deep point. Two crucial dots followed, Rashid missing out on a full toss from the third and deceived by a slower ball from the fourth. A six off the penultimate delivery put at least a super over in sight, muscled over long off.

Four off the final ball would have seen the scores level, and a six would have given Gujarat the win. However, Rashid was unable to get the power on the ball he needed, picking Tristan Stubbs out in the field at long-on. Gujarat finished the innings four short of Delhi’s score as Rashid finished with 21 off 11.

Watch: Rashid falls just short in final over

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