Rashid Khan claims a hat-trick including big fish Andre Russel

Not only did Rashid Khan dismiss Andre Russell first ball, he followed up by removing Sunil Narine and Shardul Thakur to produce the season’s first hat-trick in the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders. It seemed like a telling blow at that point, but Rinku Singh cudgeled five sixes on the trot to render futile the marvelous accomplishment of the Afghan superstar.

Earlier, Vijay Shankar supplied the finishing kick to enable Gujarat Titans to a mammoth 204/4 at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The all-rounder from Tamil Nadu went berserk in the last two overs, helping the Titans pilfer as many as 45 runs.

Shankar received the strike on the second ball of the penultimate over and let an opportunity slip as he failed to connect a slow and wide delivery from Thakur. However, destruction began soon enough with a lusty blow over deep midwicket, arguably the shot of the day. Having brought up his half-century off just 21 deliveries, Shankar seemed to grow in confidence and dispatched the next ball over long-on by relying on timing rather than brute force. He ended up with 63* off 24 deliveries, his whirlwind knock laced with four boundaries and five maximums.

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