Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf claims 2nd hat-trick of the day
Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf is making headlines in the ongoing season of the T20 league in Australia.
The Melbourne Stars bowler, Haris Rauf shone with a hat-trick here on Wednesday.
He struck thrice in successive deliveries in the final over of Sydney Thunder’s innings.
Thereby, he created history on his Melbourne Cricket Ground debut.
Haris removed well-set Sydney Thunder batsman Matthew Gilkes for 42 with a slower ball that was flicked straight into the hands of the boundary rider at deep fine leg.
He then got the big wicket of Captain Callum Ferguson with a slower ball.
In the hat-trick ball, Haris Rauf got the wicket of Daniel Sams, this time with a pacy, in-swinger.
Daniel Sams was struck on the pads and the umpire had no hesitation to give it out.
Haris Rauf picked up a hat-trick for Melbourne Stars in his MCG debut.
Rauf has picked up 13 wickets, including a 5-wicket haul, in 4 matches in the BBL.
Pakistan pacer has been in fine form in the ongoing season of Big Bash League.
He has picked up 13 wickets in just 4 matches for Melbourne Stars.
He has not conceded more than 6 runs per over in 3 of those outings.
Earlier, Haris Rauf created a stir when he came up with a celebration that mimicked throat slitting.
Australia’s former rugby player Darryl Brohman also indicated his displeasure with the celebration style of Rauf.
Meanwhile, Rashid Khan grabbed his third career T20 hat trick against Sydney Sixers on Wednesday.
Rashid became the first Strikers’ bowler to grab a hat-trick in the T20 league.