It was a day that belonged to the bowlers in the ongoing Big Bash League 2019-20. after Adelaide Striker’s Afghanistan recruit Rashid Khan got the first hat-trick of the day, it was Melbourne stars’ Pakistan pace sensation Haris Rauf who claimed the second.
Rauf picked up his hat-trick against Sydney Thunder at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), whereas Khan did it against the Sydney Thunder.
The world’s No.1 T20I bowler’s hat-trick was spread across two overs when he picked up the wickets of James Vince, Jack Edwards off the final two deliveries of the over and then added his third in the form of Jordan Silk off the first delivery of his next over. Khan ended with figures of four for 22 in his four overs.
The second hat-trick of the day came when Stars’ Rauf removed Matthew Gilkes, Callum Ferguson and Daniel Sams off successive deliveries in the last over of Sydney Thunder’s innings. This was the first hat-trick for the bowler from the franchise in BBL history.
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Rauf was the pick of the bowlers for the Stars claiming three for 23 runs in his four-over spell.
Meanwhile, despite Khan’s phenomenal show, Sydney Sixers beat Adelaide Strikers by two wickets. On the other hand, Rauf’s hat-trick helped the Stars beat the Thunder by six wickets. Rauf also bagged the Man of the match.