Rashid Khan falls down hilariously: The Strikers’ spinner couldn’t hide his excitement while appealing at the Adelaide Oval.
During the 34th match of the ongoing ninth season of the Big Bash League between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades in Adelaide, Adelaide Strikers spinner Rashid Khan was seen falling down hilariously while appealing against Melbourne Renegades batsman Beau Webster.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 15th over when Webster missed a flick against Rashid only to see the ball hitting his front pad right in front of the stumps.
Given how sure Rashid was of the decision going his way, an animated appeal saw him losing his balance and eventually losing his balance.
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) January 13, 2020
Having dismissed his countryman and Renegades all-rounder Mohammad Nabi (6) in his previous over, Rashid picked his second wicket in the form of Webster. Bowling figures of 4-0-19-2 played a huge role in the hosts bundling out Renegades for 110 in 17.4 overs.
Apart from Rashid, Strikers seamer Peter Siddle and captain Travis Head also picked three and two wickets respectively.
After Head won the toss and chose to bat, Strikers posted 173/6 in 20 overs on the back of an 80-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Jonathan Wells (58) and Matthew Short (41).
Rashid Khan falls down hilariously
— Adelaide Strikers (@StrikersBBL) January 13, 2020
As far as Rashid’s performance in the tournament is concerned, he is the third-highest wicket-taker after dismissing 14 batsmen in eight matches at an average of 14.50, an economy rate of 7.16 and a strike rate of 12.1.
Having won four out of their eight matches so far, Adelaide Strikers are at the third position in the points table. On the contrary, Renegades are reeling at the bottom of the table on the back of nine consecutive losses.