Pakistan quick Haris Rauf impressed once again for Melbourne Stars during their Big Bash League (BBL) clash with Sydney Thunder.
Rauf’s bowling was instrumental in restricting Thunder to 142/7 after batting side’s captain Callum Ferguson won the toss at Sydney Showground Stadium on Thursday.
In-form Ferguson fell to Rauf for 13 as Thunder’s top order were all back in the pavilion before the culmination of the seventh over.
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Rauf also took important wickets at the backend of the innings, bowling both Alex Ross and Daniel Sams.
The Pakistan pacer finished with 3/24, taking his tournament’s tally to ten wickets in three games.
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Rauf was added to the Stars squad in place of Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, who is being rested due to an injury.
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.