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IPL 2017: Afghanistan spin wizard Rashid Khan booed by Wankhede crowd

first_imgAfghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan could well be the next big thing in IPL cricket but his aggression against Mumbai Indians player Krunal Pandya found didn’t please the crowd at the Wankhede stadium. (Scorecard)Rashid, who was the purple cap holder in the tournament with six wickets in three matches before being surpassed by teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar (7 wickets), was bowling the last over of his spell against Mumbai when he lost his cool after conceding a six off a full-toss in the penultimate ball. (IPL 2017: Nitish Rana, Pandya brothers shine as Mumbai Indians snap Sunrisers Hyderabad’s winning run)CLICK TO WATCH FULL VIDEORashid then ran across and fired a throw after the over as the ball went straight in the direction of the batsman. Krunal managed to ducks get the overthrow. The loyal crowd at Wankhede showered Rashid with boos letting the bowler know that he made a mistake. (Parthiv Patel reaches 2000 IPL runs, Mustafizur Rahman delivers his most expensive over in T20s)Krunal and Nitish Rana were batting superbly at the time and turned the tide in Mumbai’s favour with their quickfire 38-run partnership for the fifth-wicket. Chasing 159 for victory, MI reached the target with four wickets and eight balls to spare. Rana top-scored with 45 while Krunal (37) and Parthiv Patel (39) also made key contributions. Bhuvneshwar was the pick of the bowlers for SRH as he got three wickets for 21 runs from his four overs.Earlier, Sunrisers were restricted to 158/8 thanks to superb bowling performances from Jasprit Bumrah (3/24) and Harbhajan Singh (2/23). Captain David Warner (49) and Shikhar Dhawan (48) were the key contributors with the bat for the visitors. (MI vs SRH, IPL 2017: Match Highlights)advertisementAfter the match Warner conceded that SRH were probably 20 to 30 runs short but praised Rashid and Bhuvi’s bowling performance in tough conditions at the Wankhede.”We were probably 20 to 30 runs short. It is a tough ground to defend. We knew there was going to be dew. The top four didn’t fire and we panicked in the first six. The ball was being hit straight to the fielders.”Credit to the bowlers. Tough circumstances with the dew. Bhuvi was excellent again. It was always in the back of my mind whether Rashid was going to be able to bowl with the wet ball, but credit to him. One full toss, but you can understand that. It is always challenging to come here and beat Mumbai,” Warner said at the post-match presentation.This was Mumbai’s second successive win in their third match. They will next face Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on April 14. SRH on the other hand, will play Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on April 15.last_img

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