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Rashid Khan Becomes First Gujarat Titans Bowler to Take 50 Wickets

Spin Wizard Rashid Khan becomes the first bowler to bag 50 wickets for Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League(IPL).

Rashid Khan Becomes First Gujarat Titans Bowler to Take 50 Wickets

Right-arm leg-break Rashid Khan achieved this feat during the IPL 2024 GT vs PBKS clash in Ahmedabad.

During the 2nd innings of the GT vs PBKS clash on April 4, 2024, Rashid dismissed Jitesh Sharma in the 3rd delivery of the 16th over and bagged his 50th wicket for Gujarat Titans. Notably, Rashid Khan becomes the first bowler to achieve this feat for Gujarat Titans.

Gujarat Titans drafted Rashid Khan for the IPL 2022 season for INR 15 crores – when the team made their first appearance in the IPL.

In 2022 IPL season, Rashid bagged 19 wickets and bagged 27 wickets in the 2023 season. In the ongoing season, the Afghan leggie bagged 4 wickets in 4 matches so far.

Rashid Khan in IPL for Gujarat Titans

  • IPL 2022 – 19 Wickets(16 matches)
  • IPL 2023 – 27 Wickets(17 matches)
  • IPL 2024 – 4 Wickets(4 matches)*

Speaking on the game, Punjab Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first where Saha and Shubman Gill opened the innings for GT. The home team made a steady start instead and scored just 29 runs for their first wicket.

Rabada bagged the first wicket by dismissing Saha for 11 runs while the team scored 29 runs in 3 overs. Following his dismissal, Kane Williamson walked down to bat for the first time in the season and was expected to play an impressive inning.

But Harpreet Brar dismissed Williamson for 26 runs and turned down the expectations. Sai Sudharsan who used to impress with his bat failed to repeat the same and scored just 26 runs off 22 balls and got dismissed by Harshal Patel in the last ball of the 14th over.

Shubman Gill scored his first half-century of the season with a boundary on the 31st delivery he faced. He scored his half-century at a strike rate of 167.74 which includes 5 boundaries and 2 sixes.

With Gill’s unbeaten 89 and Rahul Tewatia’s 23 off 8, Gujarat Titans scored 199 runs for 4 wickets loss at the end of 20 overs.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings made a struggling start in the 200 runs target inning. PBKS lost their captain Shikhar Dhawan for just 1 run when the team scored 13 runs. Umesh drew the first blood for PBKS by dismissing Dhawan in his very first delivery of the match.

Following Dhawan’s dismissal, PBKS struggled to build a partnership and started to lose their wickets in a regular interval where PBKS scored 83 runs for 4 wickets loss at the end of 10 overs.

Rashid Khan dismissed the dangerous batter Jitesh Sharma for 16 runs and scattered PBKS’ dream of chasing the target. But Shashank Singh shows some positive intent with his maiden IPL half-century.

Ashutosh Sharma’s 31 off 17 deliveries dragged PBKS towards a safer side. With Shashank Singh’s unbeaten 61 off 29 deliveries, PBKS won the match in a thrilling final over game by 3 wickets.

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