Rinku Singh Hits 5 Sixes of Last 5 Balls IPL 2023
An incredible match in Ahmedabad. Rinku Singh of Kolkata Knight Riders scored 29 runs in the last over. The left-handed batsman Rinku Singh gave his team a 3-wicket win by hitting 5 sixes in the last 5 balls in IPL 2023. Narendra Modi Stadium witnessed a thrilling match in IPL on Sunday. Rinku Singh broke the hearts of the hosts and gave Kolkata an incredible win.
Kolkata needs 29 runs to win in the last over. Umesh Yadav took a run on the first ball of the last over bowled by Yash Dayal and Rinku got a strike. Former champions needed 28 from 5 balls to win. The left-handed batsman hit Dayal for five consecutive sixes in the next five balls. He remained unbeaten in the end by scoring 48 runs off 21 balls.
Earlier, Gujarat won the toss and batted first to get a capital of 204 runs. In response, Rashid Khan’s bowling ball knocked Kolkata out of the match. Gujarat captain Rashid scored a hat-trick by dismissing Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Shardul Thakur. He bowled the match-turning ball in the 17th over. This Afghan star took three wickets with just 2 runs in that over.
Rashid stole all the light of the match that one time. There was a feeling of victory in the Gujarat camp. But in the last over, Rinku took the match as his own. His crazy batting gave Kolkata their second win in the tournament. Nitish Rana’s team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a big margin in the previous match.
Gujarat scored 204 runs by batting first. This is their first collection of two hundred in the history of the competition. Sai Sudarshan-Vijay Shankar batted stormily. The hosts get this capital in the fifty of the two. Without regular captain Hardik Pandya, Gujarat got off to a great start. Wriddhiman Saha-Shubman Gill made a first-wicket partnership of 31 runs.
Saha got out after scoring 17 runs off 17 balls. After that, Gill teamed up with Sudarshan. This opener scored 39 runs off 31 balls. Abhinav Manohar scored 14 runs off 8 balls. Sudarshan played an inning of 53 runs from 38 balls. He arranged his innings with 3 fours and 2 sixes. In the end, Vijay stormed with the bat. This batsman who scored only 21 fifties was unbeaten on 63 runs. He hit 5 sixes and 4 fours. In the last over, he hit Shardul Thakur for 3 sixes. Sunil Narine took 3 wickets for Kolkata.
Kolkata did not get off to a good start with a target of 205 runs. They lost opener Narayan Jagdisan early on. After that, Venkates Iyer was pulling Kolkata’s innings with Rahmanullah Gurbaz. However, when Gurbaz returned with 15 runs, Kolkata was once again in danger. Venkatesh made a hundred-run partnership with captain Nitish Rana for the third wicket.
Rana was out for 45 off 29 balls. After a while, when Venkatesh got out with 83 runs from 40 balls, Kolkata’s victory was in doubt. After Rashid’s hat trick, Kolkata’s innings went awry. But in the end, Rinku left the field after winning Kolkata in a stormy inning of 48 runs from 21 balls. Apart from Rashid’s 3 wickets, Alzari Joseph took two wickets for Gujarat.