Rashid Khan exhibited top-class batting for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023 Match 57 against Mumbai Indians.
The Afghan star etched his name in the record books, hitting a half-century after walking to bat at number 8.
Rashid crushed an unbeaten 79 from 32 balls, including 3 fours and 10 sixes.
It was also the highest score by a number 8 or lower in cash-rich league history.
Here is the list of fifties scored from number 8 or lower in the IPL:
52* – Chris Morris (CD) vs. LM
In the 25th match of IPL 2017, Morris crushed an unbeaten 52 from 41 balls for DC against MI. However, DC lost the game by 14 runs.
64 – Harbhajan Singh (MI) vs. PBKS
While representing MI in 2015, Harbhajan Singh played a brilliant 64-for-24-ball shot, including 5 fours and 6 sixes against PBKS (then KXIP). Despite his best efforts, MI lost the game by 18 runs.
66* – Pat Cummins (KKR) vs. CSK
In IPL 2021, the exciting competition between KKR and CSK saw Pat Cummins record a special record. In the unsuccessful mass chase of 221, KKR’s Cummins crushed 66 of 34 balls, combined with 4 fours and 6 sixes.
79* – Rashid Khan (GT) against IM
In IPL 2023, Rashid recorded history with his impressive batting display. Although GT fell short by 27 runs, Rashid impressed everyone with an unbeaten 79 off 32 balls, including 3 fours and 10 sixes.