Rashid rescues Titans after Malik 5-for

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    Young Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler Umran Malik took this IPL season’s second five-wicket haul but a late Rashid Khan six hitting masterclass secured victory for Gujarat Titans.

    Titans were set 196 for victory after Abhishek Sharma (65) and Aiden Markram (56) took Sunrisers to 195/6 in 20 overs.

    T&T’s Nicholas Pooran made just five.

    Then, during Gujarat’s chase, Malik produced figures (5/25) which were in stark contrast to his teammates.

    Eventually, 22 runs were needed from the final six balls and tasked with defending the target was Marco Jansen.

    Rahul Tewatia hit the first two balls of the over for a six and a single before Khan followed up with a six, a dot ball and two more sixes to secure a last-ball win.

    Despite being on the losing side, Malik was adjudged Player of the Match for what is only the second five-wicket haul for this year’s IPL.

    The other five-for was taken by Rajasthan Royal’s Yuzvendra Chahal against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 19th 2022.