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.Updated: Jan 08, 2020 14:01 IST
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.
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.
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