Afghanistan off-spinner Qias Ahmed starts his second Big Bash League season on a high as he scalps 4 wickets in a match against Sydney Sixers and performed his trademark backflip celebration. Qais Ahmed bowled out Tom Curran to bag his second wicket of the match. He celebrated this wicket with his trademark backflip.
Afghanistan has been there on the international platform for less than a decade but have given some magnificent young off-spin talent to the world. The new young talent Qias Ahmed has scalped a total of 46 wickets in 36 matches played in many different leagues around the world. The other brilliant talents in spin from Afghanistan are Rashid Khan and Mujib-ur-Rehman.
Qair Ahmed has only played one Test match for Afghanistan yet, but he kicked off his second season of the Big Bash League in sensational style as he saved the low scoring match for the Hobart Hurricanes. Qais bagged four wickets in the opening match of the Hurricanes against Sydney Sixers at the SCG. He gave only 12 runs in his complete quota of 4 overs.
Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and decided to bat first against Sydney Sixers in the fourth match of the new season of Big Bash League. D Arcy Short was the only Hurricanes batsman who looked to be in a good touch and made a very important contribution of 51 runs in the ultimate total of 129/9. Sydney Sixers’ bowling squad performed brilliantly to restrict the batting first side to a low total. Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti and Tom Curran bagged two wickets each while Sean Abbott registered a 3-wicket haul to his name.
Sydney Sixers’ got their first shock after their opening batsman Daniel Hughes was run out by Qias Ahmed in the very first over of chase. Jash Phillipe and James Vince added a much needed 43-run partnership for third wicket but the latters departure in the 7th over laid the foundation for Hurricanes to win the match by 25 runs. Qais Ahmed bagged Moises Henriques (2), Tom Curran (1), Sean Abbott (0) and Ben Dwarshuis (2). Ahmed was also named the man of the match for his brilliant show with the bowl.