Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Titans by 27 runs
Rashid Khan looted the party after Surya’s century
New Delhi. Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium became witness to a tremendous thrashing of bowlers on Friday. A total of 24 sixes were hit in the match between Gujarat and Mumbai Indians. In this, 10 sixes were of Rashid alias Karamati Khan alone. After the devastating batting of Rashid, the possibility of making a great record in IPL 2023 has increased.
Actually, so far in the history of IPL, only once in a season have more than 1000 sixes been hit. This happened in the year 2022. After this, it has been the season with the second highest number of sixes, 2018 when 872 sixes were hit. In the current season of the league, 57 matches have been played so far and 17 are left. The number of sixes has become 870 i.e. just two less than the second best.
Two matches are to be played on Saturday, in such a situation, it is expected that IPL 2023 will overtake IPL 2018 and come at the number two position. At the same time, if we look at the record of 1062 sixes in IPL 2022, that too does not look difficult. Then there were 73 matches in the league and the record of getting sis was 14.55 per match. Same, so far in the current season of IPL, sixes are being hit at an average of 15.26 per match i.e. the record is completely in JD.
Rashid missed to match Russell
Talking about Rashid Khan, who hit 10 sixes in his stormy innings against Mumbai Indians, he is at number two in the list of players who hit the most sixes in their innings without scoring a century. If Rashid had hit another six, he would have equaled Andre Russell’s record when he scored 88 runs in 36 balls, hitting 11 sixes.
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Russell had scored only one four in that innings. At the same time, Rashid Khan hit three fours along with 10 sixes in his innings of 79 runs in 32 balls. Please tell that Mumbai Indians had scored 218 runs in 20 overs on the basis of Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten innings of 103 off 49 balls. In response, Gujarat Titans managed to score 191 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs thanks to Rashid Khan’s blistering batting.
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Tags: Gujarat Titans, IPL 2023, mumbai indians, Rashid khan, Suryakumar Yadav
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 13, 2023, 12:23 PM