New Delhi. IPL 2023 has started and in the very first match, Hardik Pandya released such a Brahmastra, which stunned Chennai Super Kings. Even MS Dhoni kept watching 4 balls of this Brahmastra of Pandya. The first match of the 16th season of IPL was played between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings, where Pandya’s Gujarat won. Rashid Khan was the hero of the victory of the previous champion Gujarat team, whose 4 balls only completed the work of Chennai.
CSK, the second successful team of IPL, came out to bat first and could score only 178 runs for 7 wickets. For CSK, opener Rituraj Gaikwad hit the highest 92 runs in 50 balls. Apart from him, no other batsman could walk.
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2 dangerous batsmen out in 2 balls
Rashid sent 2 dangerous batsmen of Chennai to the pavilion cheaply. Rashid wrote the name of Moin Ali on the 5th ball of the sixth over and Moin’s innings was reduced to 23 runs on this ball. After this, he gave one more biggest blow to CSK for 70 runs. On the fourth ball of the 8th over, Rashid stopped Stokes for 7 runs. Rashid’s 2 balls shook Chennai. The Afghan star did not stop there. When he got a chance to bat, he showed his mettle there as well.
Edged & taken 💪@rashidkhan_19 scalps his second wicket 😎#CSK lose the wicket of Ben Stokes but @Ruutu1331 is going strong 🔥🔥
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 31, 2023
Then hit 10 runs in 2 balls
Chasing the target, Gujarat needed 28 runs in the last 2 overs. The tension of both the teams had increased. In the 19th over, Rashid Khan decided Gujarat’s victory in just 2 balls. The 19th over was bowled by Deepak Chahar and on the fourth ball of his over, Rashid hit a six over midwicket and then hit a four on the very next ball. That is, by hitting 10 runs in 2 balls, he reduced the difference between ball and run considerably. After this over, Gujarat needed only 8 runs to win and this unfinished work was completed by Rahul Tewatia.
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3 countries and 3 wonders in 14 days
Rashid Khan is doing amazing at the moment. In the last 14 days, he created a ruckus from Pakistan to India. On 18 March, he won the Pakistan Super League title from Lahore Qalandars. After this, on March 27, under the leadership of Rashid, Afghanistan won the historic T20 series against Pakistan and now he was the player of the match in the very first match of IPL 2023 in India.