BB 13: Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder are having a crack at each other in the 12th match of the Big Bash League as both sides are chasing their first win of the season. Glenn Maxwell’s Stars posted a handsome total of 172 against the Chris Green-led Thunder despite a hiccup in the last over, where they lost four wickets. However apart from the battle of bat and ball between the two sides, another thing which hogged the limelight was a Haris Rauf moment.
Melbourne Stars speedster Haris Rauf turned out to bat in the first innings without his pads on. Rauf was seen rushing onto the field after the wicket of Mark Steketee in the last over of the game. He even did not had the helmet and his gloves on and sported them only after reaching to the pitch. The BBL organisers shared the video of the Rauf moment on their social media account.
“No gloves, pads or helmet on. Haris Rauf was caught by surprise at the end of the Stars innings!” the BBL account wrote in a video shared on their social media account X.
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Notably, Rauf came out to bat after the fall of three quick wickets in the final over of the first innings. He comes to bat at the later end of a Playing XI, which means he was taken by surprise to have needed to come out to bat despite the Stars being 170/6 at the start of the 20th over.
Both these two teams are currently without a win after playing two games in the ongoing season of BBL. While the Stars are lingering down at the final spot of the eight-team points table, the Thunder are only a little above at the sixth spot. The Stars won the toss and opted to bat first. They lost opener, Sam Harper, early but coming in at number three, Beau Webster stabilised the ship and played a knock of 59 from 44 balls before getting caught and bowled in the final over.
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