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The 24-year-old Gujarat Titans (GT) premier leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is also the deputy of Hardik Pandya in the team, delivered an absolutely stupendous performance in the 57th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 against the 5-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians (MI).
The match between the defending champions Gujarat Titans and the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians was held at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 12.
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Gujarat Titans won the toss and elected to bowl first in the match. The decision didn’t favor the side as all the MI batters played an attacking brand of cricket, with the No.1 T20I ranked batsman Suryakumar Yadav being the standout performer.
Suryakumar Yadav, who is also known as India’s Mr 360, played one of the greatest IPL innings. He smashed 103 runs off 49 balls, with 11 fours and 6 sixes. He completed his century on the final ball of the innings with a six.
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In the same innings, Rashid Khan was the star performer for his side as he bagged a brilliant 4-wicket haul in his 4-over quota, dismissing Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Nehal Wadhera, and Tim David.
Chasing the humongous 219-run target, Gujarat Titans lost wickets at regular intervals. However, Rashid Khan played a blinder to ensure MI don’t get their big win. He smoked 79* runs off 32 balls, with 3 fours and 10 sixes. Rashid Khan’s sensational batting helped the defending champions avoid a humiliating defeat as they posted 191/8 in the 20 overs and lost by 27 runs.
Rashid Khan Scripts Major Records With His All-round Brilliance
Rashid Khan smashed a half-century off 21 balls in the match, which is the joint-second fastest for Gujarat Titans in IPL.
Fastest fifties for GT in the IPL:
20 balls – Wriddhiman Saha vs LSG in Ahmedabad in 2023
21 balls – Rashid Khan vs MI in Mumbai in 2023
21 balls – Vijay Shankar vs KKR in Ahmedabad in 2023
24 balls – Vijay Shankar vs KKR in Kolkata in 2023
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He smashed 10 sixes during his remarkable innings, which is the highest by a GT batter in an innings.
Most sixes in an innings for GT:
10 – Rashid Khan vs MI, Mumbai WS, 2023
7 – Shubman Gill vs LSG, Ahmedabad, 2023
6 – David Miller vs CSK, Pune, 2022
Most sixes in a run-chase in the IPL:
11 – Sanath Jayasuriya (MI) vs CSK, Mumbai WS, 2008
10 – Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers) vs MI, Mumbai DYP, 2008
10 – Kieron Pollard (MI) vs PBKS, Mumbai WS, 2019
10 – Rashid Khan (GT) vs MI, Mumbai WS, 2023
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The Afghanistan superstar became just the third player in the history of the Indian Premier League to bag 4 wickets and score 75-plus runs in the same match.
Players to score 75+ runs and take 4+ wickets in the same IPL match:
Paul Valthaty – 75 & 4/29 vs Deccan in 2011
Yuvraj Singh – 83 & 4/35 vs Rajasthan in 2014
Rashid Khan – 79* & 4/30 vs Mumbai 2023
He became the only 4th batter to hit a half-century from No.8 or below in IPL history.
Fifties from No.8 or below in the IPL:
79* – Rashid Khan (GT) vs MI, Mumbai WS, 2023
66* – Pat Cummins (KKR) vs CSK, Mumbai WS, 2021
64 – Harbhajan Singh (MI) vs PBKS, Mumbai WS, 2015
52* – Chris Morris (DC) vs MI, Mumbai WS, 2017
Also, the 24-year-old’s 79-run knock is the best score by a No.8 batter in IPL. Overall, it is the third-best in T20 cricket.
Highest score by a #8 batter in the IPL :
Rashid Khan – 79* today vs MI
Pat Cummins – 66* vs CSK in 2021
Harbhajan Singh – 64 vs PBKS in 2015
Highest scores by a #8 batter in T20s :
100* – Saber Zakhil (Belgium vs Austria 2021)
84* – Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2019)
79* – Rashid Khan (Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians 2023)
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He was involved in an outstanding 88-run partnership in 40 balls with Alzarri Joseph, which is the second-best partnership for the 9th wicket in the history of Men’s T20s.
Highest ninth-wicket partnerships in Men’s T20 cricket
132* – Saber Zakhil, Saqlain Ali (Belgium) vs Austria, Waterloo, 2021
88* – Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph (GT) vs MI, Mumbai WS, 2023
73* – Isharul Islam, Jaynul Islam (Partex Sporting Club), L Rupganj, Savar, 2021
72* – Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd (WI) vs ENG, Barbados, 2022
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