Rashid Khan, the Afghan leg-spinner, was ones again star on Saturday night as Sunrisers Hyderabad beaten Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Primer League (IPL) by seven wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Rashid was the most impressive bowler for Sunrisers as he put the brakes in the second half of the Delhi innings and in four over only given 23 runs to the rival and got two wickets.
Chasing 164 to win, Sunrisers went past the total with one ball to spare, thanks to cameos by Yusuf Pathan and captain Kane Williamson.
"The quick-arm action makes it difficult for the batsmen. That is the only thing I take advantage of. Bowling in good-length areas is important for me,” Rashid said after the match.
Rashid's 147 wickets are the second most for a bowler after 100 T20s. West Indies' Krishmar Santokie tops the list with 158 scalps, according to ESPN report.
Prior to Saturday, Prithvi Shaw was out to legspinners twice in 14 deliveries. Rashid ensured he was out a third time.
This was Rashid's third Man-of-the-Match award in IPL 2018.
"Rashid Khan is the first legspinner I have seen who bowls legspin from the back of the hand like you would bowl a googly. He gets his fingers to do that. Fascinating!” the commentator and former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said.
With Saturday’s win, Sunrisers are back to top of the IPL table with 14 points in nine matches.
Chennai Super Kings on second palace also with 14 points and played 10 matches and Kolkata Knight Riders third place with 10 points and played nine matches.