Mujeeb's tremendous performance guided the Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL on Sunday night.
Mujeeb Shines As Kings XI Punjab Back To Wining In IPL
Afghan spinner Mujeeb Zadran snapped three wickets in four balls and pushed Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday night in Holkar Cricket Stadium, Madhya Pradesh.
Mujeeb won his first Man-of-the-Match award in IPL 2018 on Sunday night.
Punjab won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Mujeeb's 3-27 restricted Rajasthan to 152-9 and Punjab then scored 155-4 in 18.4 overs.
Mujeeb, 17, has now taken 12 wickets and is currently fifth in the list of most wicket-takers.
He not only took wickets but also proved to be economical right from his first two-over spell which put pressure on Rajasthan.
Kings XI is now third with 12 points from six victories, two behind leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings.
Rajasthan is at the bottom of the table with only three wins from nine matches.
“It wasn’t easy to bat on here, but we needed 170-175,”' Rajasthan captain Ajinkya Rahane said after the match.
“We need to learn from this, it’s our ninth game, the bowlers are doing well but the batsmen, including me, haven’t performed well enough.''