The Afghan national cricket team player Rashid Khan shined in the opening match of the Adele Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash League as he claimed two important middle-order wickets to bag the man of the match prize besides helping the team to secure their maiden victory.
Playing in Adelaide of Australia, the Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to bat first, setting a target of 164 runs from 20 overs and by losing 6 wickets.
However, in return the Sydney Thunder could chase the given target and were all out after scoring 110 runs from 17.4 overs and losing all their wickets.
On the bowling innings of Adelaide Strikers, Rashid Khan managed to take back to back wickets by taking out Ryan Gibson who had scored 4 runs and Ben Rohrer who did not score any runs.
Khan was awarded the man of the match of the award for his outstanding performance and taking two key wickets by bowling 4 overs and giving 22 runs.
Khan becomes the first Afghan cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash League after his successful appearances in the Indian Premier League and Caribbean League this year.
Khan along with former skipper Mohammad Nabi for first time made it into a major international sporting event, Indian Premier League, in February this year.
Nabi was sold for 3,000,000 Indian Rupees while Rashid Khan was sold for 4 million Indian Rupees.