Haris Rauf takes a hat-trick in BBL

Haris Rauf takes a hat-trick as Stars defeat Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets:

Pakistani medium-fast bowler, Haris Rauf, rocked the MCG as he took a hat-trick in Melbourne Stars’ last over against Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League (BBL). Melbourne Stars defeated Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets.

Haris dismissed Mathew Gilkes on 19.2 as Sandeep Lamichhane took the catch at deep fine leg. On 19.3, he bowled Sydney Thunder’s skipper Callum Ferguson who scored 35 runs from 27 balls. On 19.4, Haris lbw Daniel Sams to finish with a hat-trick.

Haris Rauf has now claimed 13 wickets in just 4 matches in BBL. His presence in the team was in doubt after Dale Steyn got fit to play in his remaining matches and Pat Brown ready to replace Steyn for the remaining half of the tournament. Recently Pat Brown was ruled out of the entire winter season due to lower back stress fracture, thus, another opportunity to make an appearance in the BBL showed itself to Haris.

The Pakistani bowler had raised some eyebrows for his ‘throat-slitting’ celebration after taking wickets. However, he has apologized for his behavior and adopted a more ‘family-friendly’ celebration style.

Haris Rauf takes a hat-trick in BBL 2

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan also takes a hat-trick on the same day:

Afghanistan’s star bowler Rashid Khan has also taken a hat-trick for Adelaide Strikers against Sydney Sixers in BBL on the same day as Haris Rauf. Rashid Khan secured the hat-trick on the last 2 balls of the 11th over and the 1st ball of the 13th over.

Rashid Khan dismissed James Vince as he got caught behind after scoring 27 runs from 20 balls. Rashid then lbw Jack Edwards on the next ball. Rashid then bowled Jordan Silk on the first ball of his next over, who had scored 16 runs from 17 balls.

Despite Rashid’s exceptional figures of 22/4, Adelaide Strikers lost the match against Sydney Sixers by 2 wickets.


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