Mohammad Hasnain threw brilliantly to take over three wickets in BBL’s debut.© Instagram
Pakistani pacesetter Mohammad Hasnain started his Big Bash League (BBL) journey with a bang as he took three wickets in his virginity in the tournament against Adelaide Strikers. Hasnain sent Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald and Jonathan Wells off in the third over of the game to shock the Strikers’ attack of 173 runs. The batting side struggled to get off to an early start when they were reduced to 25/3 after failing to cope with Hasnain’s quick deliveries, aided by a touch of late swing.
Here’s a look at the three wickets Hasnain took in his virginity:
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Batting first, Sydney Thunder showed remarkable power-hitting skills to post a grand total of 172 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
Opener Matthew Gilkes played with the bat and delivered a stylish knock of 93 runs off 57 balls. The Strikers bowlers, however, roared back into the game, not letting any other batter dictate terms to limit the game to well below the 200-point mark.
Peter Siddle and Wes Agar were the bowlers’ choice with three wickets each.
In response, Strikers were able to finish only 144 in the 20 overs and lose the game by 28 runs.
Harry Nielsen scored the highest score for the Strikers with a score of 39 runs, but failed to get the team across the finish line.
Hasnain finished 3/20 in his four overs.
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