Watch: Rashid Khan whipped away a wristy leg-side six during his match-winning knock of 40 in Gujarat Titans’ win over the Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
Asked to captain the side in the absence of Hardik Pandya, Rashid led from the front with the bat in a tight win for the Titans. Chasing 170 for their fifth win in six games, Rashid walked out to bat at No.7, after his side collapsed to 87-5, needing another 83 runs off 43 deliveries. The Afghanistan spinner started off cautiously, scoring eight off 12 balls before teeing off in the 18th over, which was sent down by Chris Jordan. ‘
The quick missed his yorker first up and Rashid got under the ball by getting his front foot out of the way to slap the ball over midwicket for his first six of the night. Rashid went on to smash two more sixes in an that over fetched 25 runs.
Rashid hit a four to kick off the 19th over before he was dismissed for a 21-ball 40, playing a pivotal part in his side’s win. The man of the moment, however, was David Miller, who made an unbeaten 94 in 51 deliveries and scored 13 runs in the last over off Jordan, hitting the England quick for a six and a four.
Chennai slumped to their fifth loss of the 2022 IPL, and just have one win from six games thus far.