Pakistan's Haris Rauf makes a big bang at the Big Bash League

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Pakistan's Haris Rauf makes a big bang at the Big Bash League

MELBOURNE - Pakistan's Haris Rauf makes a big bang at the Big Bash League.

Pakistan’s emerging fast bowler Haris Rauf has kicked-off his Big Bash League (BBL) with a bang with a 5-fer in his second game for Melbourne Stars.

After taking two wickets on his Big Bash debut, Rauf finished with 5-27 in the match against Hobart Hurricanes to help Melbourne Stars win by 52 runs.

The Qalandars pacer picked up the wickets of Ben McDermott, Macalister Wright, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis and Qais Ahmed to bowl Hurricanes out for 111 in response to the Stars 163-4.

The five-wicket haul has also helped Rauf climb to the top position in leading wicket takers of ongoing BBL with seven wickets in two games at an average of 6.71. His figures of 5-27 are also the best by any Pakistani bowler in BBL competitions.

In an earlier interview, Rauf had shared he had never played proper cricket before being picked by Qalandars.