Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 81 in 39 balls against Gujarat Titans. Gurbaz was traded from Gujarat Titans to KKR last. He went on to pace the innings perfectly. Gurbaz played orthodox shots to take KKR to 179 in 20 overs.
The Pull shots were the highlight of spectacular innings. Gujarat Titans chased the total with 2 overs in hand. Gurbaz’s 81 is the highest score by an Afghanistan batsman in IPL. Gurbaz also smashed his national teammate Rashid with ease. His innings looked flawless, it consisted of proper-timing shots.
Kolkata Knight Riders set a target of 180 in 20 overs. 179 was never enough on this pitch, GT made it look like a cakewalk. Kolkata Knight Riders took only 3 wickets in the second innings. GT handed Kolkata a 7 wicket defeat in the 39th match of the season.
Gurbaz came in for Jason Roy
Gurbaz came in for Jason Roy who is injured and played his part very well. He grabbed the opportunity and scored his 2nd fifty of the season. He scored 30 runs all together vs Rashid Khan. The Afghan spinner went for 54 runs in his 4 overs. That did not make much difference for Gujarat Titans.
Gurbaz reaches fifty runs mark in just 27 balls. The Afghanistan batsman won the most valuable asset of the match award for his 81 runs. Nitish Rana said they were 20-25 runs short. Gurbaz can prove to be vital for KKR in upcoming matches given that he plays in the XI.
Kolkata Knight Riders never looked in the game after Miller was dropped by Suyash Sharma. This dropped catch might have just changed the whole course of the match. Gurbaz was later dismissed by his fellow teammate Noor Ahmed. Rashid Khan took a good catch to end his innings.