Needing 56 in the last four overs and 22 off the final six balls, the Gujarat Titans rode on Rahul Tewatia (40 not out off 21 balls) and Rashid Khan’s (31 not out off 11) incredible power-hitting to end on the winnings side.
Gujarat Titans vice-captain Rashid Khan smashed Marco Jansen of Sunrisers Hyderabad for four sixes in the final over of the IPL 2022 match on Wednesday (April 27) to lead his side to a sensational five-wicket win. Needing 22 to win off the final over, Rashid hammered sixes off the first, third, fifth and sixth balls of the over to lift his team to a win thanks to an unbeaten 31 off 11 balls.
Jansen, who was the hero of SRH’s last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, ended up giving 63 runs off four overs. Rahul Tewatia provided wonderful support to Rashid, remaining unbeaten on 40 off 21 balls
The feeling feels good, but at the same time you just have it in mind to go out there and have the self-belief, keep my shape strong and hit it. I was happy to do it against them but I was just trying to play my game and have the belief in my batting which I’ve been working on the last two years,” Rashid Khan said during the post-match presentation.
Asked what was going through his mind when GT needed 22 to win off the final over, Rashid said, “When it was 22 left, I just told Tewatia that we have given 25 in the last over with our best bowler Ferguson. We just have to have that belief in ourself. If we have one missed ball, don’t think about it and don’t panic. Just stay strong and we need to finish it or get as close as possible because it might help us with run rate.