The opening duo were doing well adding 61 runs after Powerplay’s six overs, but Rashid had different plans in mind. After giving up 7 runs in his first over, Rashid first fired Rohit on the first ball and then fired Ishan on the penultimate delivery of the seventh over of MI innings.
Rashid came in with a broken leg and he straightened up with the angle that drew Rohit forward for a defensive shot but found the edge and Rahul Tewatia took a sharp hook to the fast-moving slip through to his left. Rohit played a good 18-ball 29-point shot with the help of three fours and two sixes.
Brimming with confidence, Rashid threw a full delivery at Ishan who got stuck plumb as he attempted a sweep as the ball struck just to the back of the thigh in front of midfield. Ishan scored a quick 31-on-20 shot that included four boundaries and a single six.
Soon Rashid landed his third wicket and this time he knocked down in form Nehal Wadhera (15 out of 7 balls). The Afghan magician did what he is best known for and he not only took wickets but also put some breaks on MI’s running charge.