South Africa’s superstar bowler Dale Steyn had everything in his maiden over in the ongoing Big Bash League. Steyn who is playing his first-ever match in the BBL was given the second over by Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell, who won the toss and decided to bowl first against Adelaide Strikers. The right-arm pacer bowled a dot ball to start the proceedings. However, Adelaide Strikers’ opening batsman Jake Weatherald decided to catapult his attack on the Proteas pacer.
The southpaw batsman scored two sixes and two fours on the next four balls of Dale Steyn’s opening over to leave him stunned. However, the veteran pacer used all his experience and he was able to get the dangerman as skipper Glenn Maxwell took an easy catch at mid-on.
Steyn made good use of his experience.
Jake Weatherald scored a blistering knock of 20 runs from seven balls with the help of two sixes and two fours. On the other hand, Dale Steyn was able to finish on a high as he conceded only nine runs in the next two overs to finish with bowling figures of 1-29 in three overs.
Meanwhile, Adelaide Strikers posted a fighting score of 174 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Jonathan Wells scored a blistering 46-ball 68 to provide the finishing touches for Adelaide Strikers. On the other side, Adam Zampa and Sandeep Lamichanne scalped one wicket apiece and they were also economical in their spell.
However, the Melbourne Stars felt short by four runs as no batsman was able to get past the 50-run mark. Skipper Glenn Maxwell scored a quickfire knock of 25-ball 43 but could not find support from the other end.
Dale Steyn was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for his base price of INR 2 crores in the IPL auction 2020. Steyn had also played for RCB in IPL 2019 as he took four wickets in two matches.
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