Rinku Singh slammed five sixes in the final five balls of the match as Kolkata Knight Riders completed a sensational three-wicket victory over defending champions Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Sunday.
Needing 29 runs in the final over, Umesh Yadav took a single to give Rinku the strike against fast bowler Yash Dayal. The next three deliveries were all full-tosses and Rinku made no mistake in dispatching them to various corners of the ground.
With 10 runs to go, Dayal bowled a slower length ball, but it was met with a similar fate. The final ball of the match was once again a back of the length slower ball and Rinku knew it right away after making contact as the ball sailed into the crowd.
Watch Rinku Singh’s five sixes here:
Watching this on L➅➅➅➅➅P… and we still can’t believe what we just witnessed! 🤯pic.twitter.com/1tyryjm47W
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 9, 2023
Rinku played the knock of his life and struck one four and as many as six hits over the fence to seal a famous win for KKR.
Venkatesh Iyer made 83 off 40 balls for KKR while skipper Nitish Rana played a fine 29-ball 45-run knock.
For Gujarat Titans Rashid Khan led from the front and returned with impressive figures of 3 for 37, while Alzarri Joseph (2/27) picked up two wickets, but all their efforts went in vain.