Jason Holder: West Indies’ Test captain wasted no time in getting going in his first match of the Big Bash League in Hobart.
During the 11th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers in Hobart, West Indies Test captain Jason Holder made his BBL debut for Sydney Sixers.
Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the penultimate over, Holder didn’t waste much time in get going as a first-call six off Adelaide Strikers fast bowler Wes Agar. In what was an ordinary short delivery, Holder was quick on his feet to swivel and hit it over the square leg boundary for a six.
Part of an unbeaten 10-ball 24-run partnership for the sixth wicket alongside captain Daniel Hughes (46), Holder ended up scoring 11 (5) with the help of one four and one six at the Bellerive Oval.
After Strikers captain Alex Carey won the toss and invited Sixers in to bat, they put on board a competitive 177/5 in 20 overs on the back of veteran all-rounder Daniel Christian’s whirlwind 15-ball half-century. Having scored 50 (16) with the help of four fours and five sixes, Christian single-handedly changed the course of the innings.
For Strikers, pacer Daniel Worrall was their best bowler with bowling figures of 4-0-12-2. Apart from Worrall, Agar and spinner Rashid Khan picked two and one wicket respectively.
Jason Holder hits first-ball six on BBL debut
Backyard stuff here! 🏡
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 20, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 20, 2020
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) December 20, 2020
A half-century in 15 balls 🤯
Dan Christian smashed the second-fastest fifty in the history of the @BBL today 💥
— ICC (@ICC) December 20, 2020
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