‘Karamati Khan’: Rashid gets rid of Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. Watch | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Leg-spinner Rashid Khan emerged as the game-changer for Afghanistan, claiming the crucial wickets of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Shivam Dube during the T20 World Cup Super 8 match against India at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
India, who won the toss and opted to bat, started the match with high hopes. However, their plans were soon disrupted by Rashid’s magical spell.


In the seventh over, Rashid struck for the first time, dismissing Rishabh Pant with a well-executed delivery.Pant, who had been playing a promising cameo, attempted a reverse sweep but was beaten by a fuller ball on off stump.
The ball crashed into the off-stump, and Pant was adjudged LBW after a review. He departed for 20 runs off 11 balls, marking Rashid’s first wicket in three T20Is against India.

Rashid’s next victim was the stalwart Virat Kohli. In the ninth over, Rashid delivered a full and quick ball on off stump, which Kohli tried to chip over wide long-off. However, he failed to get the necessary elevation, and Mohammad Nabi made no mistake with the catch near the boundary. Kohli’s run-a-ball innings ended at 24, putting India in a challenging position.
Rashid’s final wicket came in the 11th over when he dismissed Shivam Dube. A quicker leg break spun sharply back in, hitting Dube’s pad before the bat. Despite initial doubts, a successful review showed the ball would hit the off-stump, resulting in another LBW decision. Dube’s short-lived cameo ended at 10 runs off 7 balls.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *