Rinku Singh smashes five 6s in final over to overpower Rashid Khan’s hattrick, KKR win by 3 wickets
IPL 2023 GT vs KKR Highlights:
Rinku Singh did the unthinkable as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured a thrilling three-wicket win against Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 clash in Ahmedabad on Sunday. With 29 required in the final over, Rinku smoked Yash Dayal for five consecutive maximums as KKR finished the daunting 205-run chase in the final ball of the match. Rinku returned unbeaten on 48 off 21 balls, which featured six maximums. His effort also overpowered Rashid Khan’s hattrick, which the Gujarat stand-in skipper had claimed earlier in the innings. The Afghan spinner had removed Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Shardul Thakur to complete his maiden hattrick in IPL. Earlier, Venkatesh Iyer (Impact Substitute) and Nitish Rana helped KKR recover from early blows in the chase. The pair added 100 runs for the third wicket before Alzarri Joseph removed Rana for 45(29). Joseph then removed Iyer for 83(40). KKR had lost both openers cheaply before the duo joined the chase. Meanwhile, Vijay Shankar had crashed KKR’s party in the afternoon after Gujarat won the toss and opted to bat. He smashed an unbeaten 63 off 24 balls to power Gujarat to 204/4. Shankar hit four boundaries and five maximums, and all the 6s came in the final two overs. It started with Shankar whacking Lockie Ferguson for a couple of maximums in the 19th over, before hammering Shardul Thakur for a hattrick of sixes in the final over. Apart from Shankar, Sai Sudharsan carried forward his rich form and smashed consecutive 50s. He was dismissed for 53 off 38 balls by Sunil Narine, who scalped three wickets in his full quota. Catch the Highlights of Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders:
Rinku Singh struck five sixes in the last over as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Gujarat Titans in a thrilling IPL 2023 encounter at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With KKR needing 29 off the final over, Rinku took the attack to Yash Dayal, with five sixes on the trot. Venkatesh Iyer did well for his 40-ball 83 but couldn’t take his team across the finishing line. Rashid Khan picked up a hat-trick to put the game back in GT’s favour. However, Rinku saved the best for the final over as KKR snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Earlier, Vijay Shankar and Sai Sudharsan slammed fifties to power Gujarat Titans to 204/4 against Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL 2023 match in Ahmedabad. Shankar hit an unbeaten 63 off 24 balls, after Sudarshan scored 53 off 38 balls to keep GT ticking in the middle over. In another fixture on Sunday, SunRisers Hyderabad opted to bowl against Punjab Kings.
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