At his magnificent peak, Rashid Khan was almost impossible to play. After a convincing victory against Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars advanced to the playoffs. They won by 21 runs in the 20th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) because they were the superior team.
As wickets fell at regular intervals and players like Rilee Rossouw, Kieron Pollard, and David Miller all struggled against the superior bowling attack, the Afghan-born leggie produced another outstanding spell (3/15) to ensure Multan didn’t gain any semblance of control and kept stopping their chase.
Rashid Khan, Magician with the ball and batt
“I simply keep things basic and do my best to get the fundamentals correct. I am well-organized in my preparation and don’t alter it often. Because I’ve bowled with all of these individuals enough times and am familiar with my bowling lanes, I never make arrangements for the future team. That will be challenging for the hitters as long as you are hitting with the proper line and length “Rashid Khan stated.
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Upon the death, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi were ominous once again. Rashid, however, choked them in the middle overs, and as a consequence of this victory, Lahore Qalandars currently have 12 points and have only lost once in PSL 8 so far. With 8 points already secured and three matches remaining, Multan Sultans are not too far behind.
Multan Sultan gave up too many extras, and moving Usama Mir up the batting order wasn’t exactly the best choice since he ate up a lot of deliveries at a crucial point when the foreign power hitters may have turned the tide.
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Sam Billings and Abdullah Shafique formed a crucial alliance earlier in the evening, which enabled them to record a respectable 180 score on the board. Early in the piece, the Qalandars lost Fakhar Zaman, but Mirza Baig and Shafique kept the clock ticking beautifully by hitting Khushdil Shah in the powerplay for 17 runs, which started their innings off perfectly.
Ihsanullah broke the alliance. With Shafique’s dismissal for 48 in the 13th over, Kieron Pollard successfully utilized Rashid Khan slow balls to remove Billings from the equation as well. Despite losing wickets, Qalandars stuck to their aggressive strategy. Two boundaries from Shaheen Afridi swung the momentum in their favor.
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Sultans were plodding along as Zaman Khan outwitted Shan Masood in the seventh over, and Sikandar Raza caught Rizwan’s leg before wicket as he seemed to be on Rashid Khan way to a huge score but mistimed a sweep. Rashid Khan then assumed total command of the system.