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Rashid Khan six off Marcus Stoinis: Watch Afghanistan spinner hits towering six during Afghanistan vs Australia 2019 World Cup match

Gurpreet Singh

Rashid Khan six off Marcus Stoinis: Watch Afghanistan spinner hits towering six during Afghanistan vs Australia 2019 World Cup match

Rashid Khan six off Marcus Stoinis: Rashid Khan hits a magnificent six during Afghanistan vs Australia World Cup match in Bristol

The Afghanistan Cricket Team’s success story in the limited over format of the game is one which has inspired millions of people all around the globe.Their arduous journey to become one of the top 10 teams in World Cricket is an unbelievable ‘believe it or not’ story, to say the least.

And what we witnessed just a few minutes ago in Bristol, is too nothing short of an unbelievable individual brilliance in terms of six hitting ability displayed by the Afghanistan all-rounder- Rashid Khan, who is particularly known for his bowling in the Cricketing fraternity.

Rashid Khan- The batsman

Known particularly for his brilliance with the ball in hand, Rashid Khan today went berserk with the bat against Australia at the County Ground in Bristol. It all happened during the 36th over of the Afghanistan innings. In the final delivery of the over being bowled by the Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, Rashid Khan hit an unbelievable six off a short delivery bowled at him.

Since Stoinis is not the quickest medium pacers in World Cricket, it was almost a bread and butter shot for the 20-year old, as he stood tall to the one banged at the turf and clobbered it deep into the stands over the square leg region.

Before hitting the six, he had also plummeted Stoinis for a couple of fours and a six in the same over. Thus, he smashed a total of 21 runs in the over. Although he had also hit a six in the second delivery as well, this one would have put the top order of any team in the world to shame.

What this short cameo from Rashid also did, was extend the Afghan total to a respectable 207 in the 50 overs. Earlier, after winning the toss, the Aussie skipper Aaron Finch decided to field first, a decision which was proved right by the speedsters in their team, as both the openers got dismissed within the first two overs of the innings.

Useful contributions from Rahmat Shah (43 off 60), Najibullah Zadran (51 off 49) and Rashid Khan (27 off 11) helped the total reach the 200 mark. From the Australian side, pacer Pat Cummins and leg-spinner Adam Zampa picked 3 wickets each in what was a decent effort from Australia with the ball.

WATCH Rashid Khan’s six off Marcus Stoinis

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh


Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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