Best BBL bowling figures: The spinner from Adelaide Strikers has picked the third-best bowling figures in the Big Bash League.
During the 46th match of the ongoing 11th season of the Big Bash League between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers in Brisbane, Adelaide Strikers spinner Rashid Khan picked career-best bowling figures to propel his team to a massive 71-run victory.
Chasing a 162-run target, Brisbane Heat were bundled out for 90 in 15 overs as Khan ran through their batting lineup to pick match-winning bowling figures of 4-0-17-6.
Introduced into the attack for the first time in the seventh over, Khan leaked 11 runs in his first over. It was only a matter of time when the 23-year old player was among the wickets dismissing Sam Heazlett (0) and Jake Lehmann (0) in his second over to register a team hat-trick for Strikers.
In his second spell, Heat’s Will Prestwidge (0) unsuccessfully took on Khan only to give away a straightforward catching opportunity to Jake Weatherald at long-on.
With the match already turning in their favour, Khan sent back Matthew Kuhnemann (1), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (0) and Liam Guthrie (0) in his last BBL 2021-22 over. Playing his 300th T20 match, Khan couldn’t have had a better outing than picking his fourth T20 five-wicket haul and his first one in the Big Bash League.
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For your viewing pleasure, all six of @rashidkhan_19‘s historic wickets in his 300th T20 match!
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 12, 2022
With Afghanistan and Netherlands scheduled to play a three-match ODI series in Doha later this month, Khan won’t take any further part in BBL 11 to be available for national duty.
Best BBL bowling figures
|Lasith Malinga||4||1||7||6||Melbourne Stars||Perth Scorchers||WACA||2012|
|Ish Sodhi||3.3||0||11||6||Adelaide Strikers||Sydney Thunder||Sydney Showground Stadium||2017|
|Rashid Khan||4||0||17||6||Adelaide Strikers||Brisbane Heat||Gabba||2022|
|Daniel Christian||4||0||14||5||Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Strikers||Bellerive Oval||2017|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||4||0||15||5||Brisbane Heat||Hobart Hurricanes||Gabba||2020|
|Sean Abbott||4||0||16||5||Sydney Sixers||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval||2016|
|Peter Siddle||3.3||0||16||5||Adelaide Strikers||Hobart Hurricanes||Aurora Stadium||2020|
|Adam Zampa||3.2||0||17||5||Melbourne Stars||Adelaide Strikers||MCG||2021|
|D’Arcy Short||4||0||21||5||Hobart Hurricanes||Sydney Thunder||Bellerive Oval||2020|
|Samuel Badree||4||0||22||5||Brisbane Heat||Melbourne Stars||MCG||2016|