Rashid Khan and Wes Agar lead Adelaide Strikers to 5-wicket win over Melbourne Stars

  • The strikers climbed to third place in the standings after beating the Stars by 5 wickets on Monday.

  • Rashid Khan picked up two wickets in his last BBL 10 game.

In the 36th Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 game, Adelaide Strikers defeated Melbourne stars by five home counters on Mondays.

While chasing 150, the Strikers lost wickets at regular intervals, but small partnerships between the players helped them beat Stars with 6 balls in reserve.

Jonathan wells was the top scorer for Strikers after scoring 36 of 27 deliveries with two fours and as many sixes.

Outside of Wells, opener Phillip Salt (31), captain Alex Carey (21) and lower order paste Ryan Gibson (22 no) made valuable contributions to bring the Strikers to their fifth victory in the competition.

For the stars, the leg-spinner Adam Zampa | picked up two wickets for 20 in his quota of 4 overs. Sam Rainbird, skipper Glenn maxwell and Haris Rauf also packed a wicket each.

Earlier, Wes agar played brilliantly to get the Strikers to limit the Stars to 149/7 in their allocated 20 overs. Agar picked up two scalps and conceded just 19 points in her 4-overs quota which also included a young girl.

Agar initially dismissed the Stars’ opening batsman Andre Fletcher for 12, who slammed two sixes and looked dangerous. Hagar did not stop there because he then removed the well Marcus Stoinis to slow down the run-flow. Stoinis scored 47 points on 31 balls including 4 to four and 3 maximum.

Outside of Stoinis, Nic maddinson shone with the bat to bring his team to a respectable total. The New South Wales batsman beat 48 unbeaten of 34 laced deliveries with two fours and three sixes.

Rashid khan, who played his farewell match at the Strikers in BBL 10, wowed fans with a superb performance. He pocketed two wickets for 29 in 4 overs. Rashid is set to join his national team Afghanistan for their next international project against Ireland.

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