BBL 2020-21: Rashid Khan stuns everyone with a balancing catch for Adelaide Strikers

By: Sports Desk |

December 13, 2020 3:11:48 pm

Rashid Khan plays for Adelaide Strikers at BBL 10. (Screengrab)

Rashid Khan showed his field skills in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) Sunday during the Adelaide Strikers opener against Hobart Hurricanes at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

The 22-year-old bowler from Afghanistan surprised everyone with his stunts near the boundary rope to fire Hobart Hurricanes batsman Colin Ingram in the first inning.

At 16, Ingram managed to hit a short ball from Peter Siddle in the air. The ball was ready to cross the boundary rope, but Rashid skillfully caught it near the boundary line.

After catching the ball, the leg spinner almost lost his balance, but regained it after taking a couple of jumps. He threw the ball into the air and passed the boundary rope, before backing off to complete the catch.

Although Rashid earned accolades for his effort on the field, he got off to a disappointing start in the 10th edition of the tournament for Adelaide Strikers. He registered 1/38 figures on the ball and was fired by a golden duck during the chase.

On the other hand, his teammate Peter Siddle had a moment of his own in the early innings. While bowling Tim David in the Hurricanes’ last inning, the Australian veteran stopped midway to warn non-forward James Faulkner.

Even after receiving a warning from Mankading, Faulkner challenged Siddle to playfully kick him out.

The Hurricanes were victorious at the end of the day by defeating the Strikers by 11 runs. After D’Arcy Short’s 72 of 48 balls propelled the Hurricanes to 174/5, the Strikers were limited to 163/9 at the end of 20 overs.

The team led by Matthew Wade has now won both of their games of the season so far.

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