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WATCH: Five-star Haris Rauf lights up Big Bash League

The 26-year-old pace sensation has had a stellar start in the BBL claiming seven wickets in two matches

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Pakistan’s fast-bowler Haris Rauf lit up the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) with a five-wicket haul against Hobart Hurricanes on Sunday. His lethal pace helped Melbourne Stars to a dominant 52-run win.

The 26-year-old pace sensation has had a stellar start in the BBL claiming seven wickets in two matches at an average of 6.7. The pacer was drafted as a replacement for South Africa’s injured fast-bowler Dale Steyn. The move paid dividends as Rauf bagged the player of the match in his second outing while helping Melbourne Stars to victory.

Five of the best from @HarisRauf14 for the @StarsBBL in Moe! @Dream11 | #BBL09 pic.twitter.com/4ROomjOxz6

— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 22, 2019

 

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Earlier, Australia’s Melbourne Stars franchise had signed Rauf as an oversees replacement for Steyn on Thursday.

Steyn, who is yet to recover from a side strain, is not expected to recover in time for the initial stages of the tournament. The fast-bowler picked up the injury during the Mzansi Super League (MSL).

Rauf played for the Lahore Qalandars franchise in the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2019.