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Home / Cricket / Rashid Khan sets BBL on fire by taking yet another T20 hat-trick

Rashid Khan sets BBL on fire by taking yet another T20 hat-trick

Staying true to his billing as one of T20 cricket’s best bowlers, Rashid Khan on Wednesday picked up a hat-trick in the Big Bash League (BBL) match between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers.

cricket Updated: Jan 08, 2020 14:01 IST
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Hindustan Times
Rashid Khan celebrates after picking up a hat-trick against Sydney Sixers.
Rashid Khan celebrates after picking up a hat-trick against Sydney Sixers.(Twitter/Adelaide Strikers)

Afghan leg spinner Rashid Khan is a talisman to have in your team in the shortest format of the game. His ability to pick up wickets and keep a lid on runs makes him an invaluable bowling asset. Add to that his big hitting abilities down the order and you have a complete T20 package.

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Staying true to his billing as one of T20 cricket’s best bowlers, Rashid on Wednesday picked up a hat-trick in the Big Bash League (BBL) match between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers. Rashid sent back Englishman James Vince and then Jack Edwards in successive deliveries to set up a hat-trick opportunity on the first ball of his next over. The Afghan wizard then returned to clean bowl Jordan Silk to add another feather in his cap.

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Unfortunately for Rashid, the Sydney Sixers hung on and managed to win the match by 2 wickets. Birthday boy Josh Hazlewood hit three consecutive boundaries to take his team home. Rashid finished the match with figures of 4/22 from his 4 overs.

The Adelaide Strikers batted first and were bowled out for a below par total of 135 with Rashid being sent back for a duck. English paceman Tom Curran was the destroyer-in-chief as he too picked up 4/22 in 3.4 overs

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