Rashid Khan spoke to media after he took his first KFC BBL hat-trick
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan spoke to media after he took his first KFC BBL hat-trick in the Adelaide Strikers' two-wicket loss to the Sydney Sixers at Adelaide Oval.
The Strikers were in trouble after being bowled out for 135 before Rashid (4/22) intervened and turned the match Adelaide's way during the Sixers’ chase.
Rashid picked up James Vince, Jack Edwards and Jordan Silk off successive deliveries for his third career Twenty20 hat-trick, Adelaide’s first as a club and the fifth in BBL history.
The lethal leg-spinner celebrated wildly with teammates after completing the trifecta with a perfect googly which bamboozled Silk (16) and crashed into his woodwork as the Sixers went from 3/79 to 6/83.
But unlikely batting hero Josh Hazlewood, on his 29th birthday and with 11 required for a Sydney Sixers victory, crunched Peter Siddle for three straight boundaries in the penultimate over for a thrilling two-wicket win with eight balls to spare.
The result lifts the Sixers into equal top spot on the tournament table while the Strikers remain third with three wins, three losses and a no result.
The Strikers will next play the Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide Oval on Sunday from 3:10pm local.