The 21-year-old Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan is one of the top successful cricketers at present. Apart from his successful leg-spin, Rashid is also famous for his helpful batting. Recently, he played an interesting shot that resulted in a sixer.
Rashid Khan is now the captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team in every format. It was the match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at Chattogram in the T20I tri-series last Friday (20th September). After winning the toss, Afghanistan decided to bat first and scored 155/8 (20 overs).
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Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan came to bat in the 19th over of his team’s innings. Meanwhile, he played that incredible shot in the final over of the innings.
Rashid Khan played a perfect tennis shot
On the very first ball of final over, Zimbabwe pacer Chris Mpofu delivered a short-pitch ball to Rashid Khan. Dancing down the track, Rashid played an incredible tennis shot that directly crossed the boundary. It was a perfect shot while Rashid managed to contact that ball with the middle of his bat.
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) September 21, 2019
After that shot, the commentators and the Afghan batsmen Rashid Khan and Fazal Niazai laughed on that. Rashid Khan remained not out on 9 runs off 6 balls. However, his team failed to win that game.
Chasing down the 156 runs target, Zimbabwe reached in 19.3 overs after losing three wickets. The opener and captain Hamilton Masakadza, who was also playing his last international match, was the top performer in that chasing. He scored 71 runs off 42 balls (4 fours and 5 sixes).
While Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2/28) took two wickets, captain Rashid Khan had the bowling figures of 4-0-29-0.
During the first batting, Afghanistan openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz (61 runs) and Hazratullah Zazai (31 runs) provided 83 runs partnership. But then, Afghanistan lost their next wickets in regular intervals as all other batsmen failed to reach the 20-run mark.