Rinku Singh
Here is a quick look at one of the greatest game in IPL history. IMG SRC: TATA IPL

Rashid Khan is the man of the moment. He was having a poor day on the field when Venkatesh Iyer hit him for sixes. But he flipped the game in the favor of the Gujarat Titans in a matter of three balls. Rashid Khan is the first hat-trick hero of TATA IPL 2023. With these exploits, Rashid Khan spoilt the party of the Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR was looking in a good position while chasing a mammoth 204, but within three balls, Rashid Khan spun his magic.

But it was Rinku Singh and the Kolkata Knight Riders who had the last laugh. Rinku scored a monumental 48 runs off 21 balls to seal the game for KKR. he scored 31 runs in the final over of Yash Dayal to win the game for KKR. KKR were down and out after Rashid’s spell but this inning of Rinku is one for the years to come. Here is an in-depth look at his hat trick and Rinku’s inning: 

Rashid Khan Gets His First Hat-Trick in TATA IPL 2023:  

Rashid Khan
Khan’s dream spelll went in vain as Rinku Singh played one of the finest innings in the IPL. IMG SRC: TATA IPL 2023

The GT VS KKR game witnessed history. Rashid Khan one of the most dominant bowlers in TATA IPL History got his first hat-trick in this game. In the 17th over of the second innings, when KKR were cruising to victory with 6 wickets in hand, Rashid Khan flipped the game on its head. Here is a look at his wickets: 

  1. 16.1: Rashid to Andre Russell. Russell was caught behind by Srikar Bharat. It was initially given “not out” by the on-field umpire, but Gujrat Titans reviewed it immediately. It was affirmed that the ball was nicked by Russell and he was adjudged as “out”. 
  1. 16.2: Rashid Khan to Sunil Narine. This was a wicket on a googly. Sunil Narine crunched the ball, but it went straight into the hands of Jayant Yadav.  
  1. 16.3: Rashid to Shardul Thakur. This was another reviewed decision. As soon as the ball hit Shardul’s pad, Rashid Khan started celebrating. Thakur was given “out” by the on-field umpire, but he reviewed the decision. The ball tracker showed that he was certainly out.  

Rinku Singh Hits 5 Sixes in an Over to Win the Game for KKR, Rashid Khan Efforts in Vain: 

Rinku Singh and Rashid Khan
Rinku Singh was on fire. It was one of the best IPL games of all time. IMG SRC: KKR.

Rinku Singh played the innings of his life. After Rashid had a dream spell. It was Rinku Singh’s chance. He hit the ball like never before. KKR required 29 runs in the last over. Umesh Yadav handed over the strike to Rinku Singh on the first ball. And what proceeded was magic. It was pure magic! Rinku Singh hit 5 sixes in a row to win the game for KKR. He hit the first three full-toss balls. And the last two sixes were of slower balls. Rinku Singh gave us the entertainment of a lifetime. His performance overshadowed Rashid Khan’s effort. 

Brief Scores of GT VS KKR: 

1st Innings: 

  • Total: 204/4 
  • Vijay Shankar: 63* runs of 24 balls. 
  • Sai Sudarshan: 53 runs of 38 balls.  
  • Sunil Narine: 3/33 

2nd Innings: 

  • Total: 207/7 
  • Rinku Singh: 48* runs of 21 balls. 
  • Venkatesh Iyer: 83 runs of 40 balls.  
  • Rashid Khan: 3/37. 

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