IPL 2018: Bowlers Saved The Day For Us: Rashid Khan

Khan said Sunrisers relied on their bowlers to earn the victory after being let down by batsmen.

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Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who starred in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 31-run win, said he bowled quicker than other leggies and his quick arm action has helped him.

“I'm a little bit different from other legspinners. I bowl quicker than them and I have a quick arm action, which makes it difficult (for the batsmen) to judge which way the ball is going. That's the plus point for me. I'm taking advantage of that and that's helping me,” Khan said.

Sunrisers Hyderabad were bundled out for a paltry 118, but their bowlers in absence of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake, who has been ruled out of IPL, rose to the occasion and bowled out the hosts for 87, giving the team their fourth win.

Khan said his team relied on their bowlers to earn the victory after being let down by batsmen.

We did not have a good a total on the board, but (we knew) we had a very good bowling attack. It was about believing in ourselves. Wicket isn’t as easy (to bat on). If we can’t do it, we won’t let them do it either. So everyone was positive and doing their best.
Rashid Khan

Khan said that he bowled in the good length areas and did not bowl fuller, as he was taken to task in the last two games.

“I bowled a little bit fuller in the last two games which didn't help me and I was punished. The only thing today was to bowl in a good-length area as much as possible. The only thing was line and length, that's what I have worked on and it's a positive,” said Khan, who bled 55 and 48 in the last two games.

(With inputs from PTI)

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