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12:00 AM, October 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:08 AM, October 01, 2020

An emotional tribute

An emotional Rashid Khan dedicated his man-of-the-match performance to his mother, who died earlier this year, after he bowled Sunrisers Hyderabad to their first win of the 2020 IPL.

The Afghan leg-spinner took 3-14 from his four overs to restrict Delhi Capitals to 147 for seven in their chase of 163, handing Hyderabad a win by 15 runs in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Khan, who tops the world T20 bowling rankings, said his mother was his "biggest fan".

"Tough one-and-a-half years for me, first my dad expired and then my mom three-four months ago," said the 22-year-old. "And it took a bit of time for me to come back. My mom was my biggest fan, especially in the IPL and when I was the man of the match, she would always talk to me through the night."

Hyderabad skipper David Warner was all praise for the "outstanding" spinner. "Rash is Rash, he knows what he has to do and the way he came out and delivered tonight was exceptionally great."

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