Rashid is SRH's Player of the Match

Rashid Khan’s three for 19 in four overs helped his team restrict Gujarat Lions to what turned out to be a below par total of 135 for seven.

Rashid Khan... superb spell.   -  V. Ganesan

Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan import, showed why he is regarded highly in the cricket played among Associate nations. His extraordinary statistics, especially in Twenty20s, could not be overlooked by Sunrisers Hyderabad, and the team was repaid well on Sunday with a wily spell of leg-spin bowling.

Rashid Khan’s three for 19 in four overs helped his team restrict Gujarat Lions to what turned out to be a below par total of 135 for seven. He scythed through the top order, foxing Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch with his googlies and Suresh Raina with a leg-spinner. That he managed to deliver 11 dot balls was testimony to his impact on batsmen.

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