MI vs GT: Rashid Khan Becomes First-ever Spinner To Achieve Historic T20 Milestone; Overall Second Bowler After Dwayne Bravo To Reach The Feat

Published - 12 May 2023, 11:05 PM | Updated - 12 May 2023, 11:06 PM

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan [PC: BCCI]

Gujarat Titans (GT) skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss & opted to bowl first against Mumbai Indians (MI). MI got off to a flyer as they scored 61 runs in the power-play overs for the loss of no wickets. In the 7th over, Rashid Khan the wrist spinner got rid of set batters Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan. Rashid Khan bowled impeccable lines & lengths and cramped the batters for room.

Hardik Pandya was seen using different tactics in the power-play overs as Rohit Sharma was looking ominous. Astonishingly, the premier pacer Mohammed Shami was taken to the cleaners who gave away 22 runs in his 2-over spell.

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Suryakumar Yadav along with Nehal Wadhera slowly started rebuilding the innings as the spinners were getting help from the surface

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Rashid Khan surprisingly was given the 3rd over inside 10 overs, he was bowling the 9th over; on the last ball of the over Nehal Wadhera chopped the ball onto the stumps when he tried to play a cut shot but was a bit too quick in that. Nehal Wadhera was slowly getting into the groove who was dismissed on 15 runs in 7 balls and struck 1 four and 1 six.

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At the end of 9 overs, MI’s score was 88-3. MI would be aiming to post a score in excess of 180 as there are chances that dew may come into action later in the game. All eyes would be on  Suryakumar Yadav who will have to make sure that he bats till the end of the innings.

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Rashid Khan Takes 550 Wickets In T20s

Most Wickets in T20s

Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
DJ Bravo 2006-2023 558 528 10838 14876 615 May-23 24.18 8.23 17.6 11 2
Rashid Khan 2015-2023 402 399 9278 9939 550 Jun-17 18.17 6.42 16.9 10 4
SP Narine 2011-2023 451 443 10243 10333 485 May-19 21.3 6.05 21.1 12 1
Imran Tahir 2006-2023 378 363 8106 9431 469 May-23 20.1 6.98 17.2 10 3
Shakib Al Hasan 2006-2023 403 396 8508 9658 451 06-Jun 21.41 6.81 18.8 10 5

Rashid Khan attained a massive feat, the sly spinner took 550 wickets in T20 cricket and is behind only the legendary West Indies bowler Dwayne Bravo who has 615 wickets to his name. He is the first spinner to achieve the feat. It seems as if Rashid will surpass Dwayne Bravo quite quickly due to the changing landscape of cricket.

Sunil Narine, the right-arm off-spinner has 485 wickets to his name in T20s, South Africa’s former spinner Imran Tahir has 469 wickets to his name whereas the Bangladeshi shrewd spinner Shakib Al Hasan has 451 wickets.

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