Windies batters milk Rashid Khan for 24 runs in one over

Windies batters milk Rashid Khan for 24 runs in one over

He finished with figures of 2/48 in the match.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan of the ICC World XI. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Young Afghanistani leggie Rashid Khan is one of the most exciting prospects in the modern day cricket. In such a short time, the legspinner has made a big name for himself. He is one of the most popular cricketers in the shortest format of the game. His bowling prowess has seen him soar to the top spot in the bowlers’ rankings in T20I cricket. No wonder why every in the franchise cricket craves to get his services.

In the recently concluded season of the IPL, Rashid Khan had finished as the leading wicket taker. His fine run in the tournament was instrumental in guiding his side to the finals of the season. After a successful IPL, Rashid found himself in the lineup for the World XI. The World XI took on the current World T20 champions, team Windies, in a charity match at the iconic venue of Lord’s.

The one off T20I was played to generate funds for the reconstruction of the stadia in the Caribbean islands that were destroyed due to Hurricanes last year. Rashid was expected to play a big part in the game for the Shahid Afridi-led World XI.

He bowled very well to have his figures of 2/24 in the first three overs that he bowled. But in his last over, he was taken aback by the big hitting might of the Windies batters. Shahid Afridi asked Rashid Khan to bowl the penultimate over of the innings as Andre Russell and Denesh Ramdin took charge for the Windies. The very first ball of the over was sent for a six by Russell.

He took a single next ball and Ramdin then hit a four to up the ante even more. He gave the strike back to Russell and the big burly cricketer hammered two maximums to cap off the over. Rashid conceded as many as 24 runs in the overs. It is not an everyday sight to see Rashid taken away for a lot of runs. He finished with figures of 2/48 in the match.

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