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KKR vs GT: Rashid Khan ‘Hits A Century’ as Gujarat Titans Star Enter Elite List | Cricket News


IPL 2022: Rashid Khan strikes twice against Kolkata Knight Riders.© BCCI / IPL

With the wicket of Venkatesh Iyer, Gujarat Titans (GT) star Rashid Khan reached a unique milestone on Saturday during an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Navi Mumbai. That dismissal brought Khan his 100th victim in the T20 franchise league, where he has been playing since 2017. The Afghanistan attendant was a revelation in the T20 league as well as in international cricket with batsmen from all over teams failing to tackle him. successful.

With his 83rd IPL match, Khan was on 99 wickets. The hard-hitting left-handed batsman Iyer became his 100th scalp when Abhinav Manohar grabbed his shot-sweep quite acrobatically on a deep midfield in the 14th over, with GT defending a target of 157 runs. Then in the 16th over, Khan slipped one under Shivam Mavi’s bat to make his stumps roar. He also got Umesh Yadav, who got LBW, but due to DRS, that decision was rejected. Khan thus finished with figures of 4-0-22-2.

With the two wickets, Khan is now the 16th bowler to count 100 wickets in the IPL. Chennai Super Kings’ Dwayne Bravo tops the list with 179 wickets in 158 games. Khan is only the fourth overseas player to take 100 wickets in the IPL after Bravo, Lasith Malinga (170 wickets, 122 matches) and Sunil Narine (149 wickets, 142 matches).

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He is also the joint third fastest to reach 100 wickets in the IPL along with Amit Mishra and Ashish Nehra. All of them took 83 games to reach the point. The fastest to reach the milestone is Lasith Malinga, who took 70 wickets to reach the point. Bhuvneshwar Kymar (82 games) is the second fastest to reach the milestone.

Gujarat Titans beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight runs in a close match.

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