The fast-bowler became the first player from Melbourne Stars squad to take a hat-trick for the side in the ongoing BBL
Pakistan’s fast-bowler Haris Rauf took a hat-trick against Sydney Thunder, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on Wednesday, to propel the Melbourne Stars to a six-wicket victory in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL).
The fast-bowler became the first player from Melbourne Stars squad to take a hat-trick for the side in the ongoing BBL.
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Rauf has taken 13 wickets in just four matches with an average of 7.23 and an economy rate of 5.87. He is currently the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
It must be noted that the 26-year-old pacer was earlier removed from the Stars’ contingent after the arrival of South Africa’s fast-bowler Dale Steyn, despite a dream start to the tournament — which saw him pick seven wickets in two games including a five-wicket haul.
The quick right-armer was later added to the Stars squad in place of Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, for their match against Sydney Thunder on Thursday, who was rested due to an injury.