Rashid sees off Willey in BBL

Adil Rashid got the better of England and Yorkshire team-mate David Willey as Adelaide Strikers defeated defending champions Perth Scorchers to move two points clear at the top of the Big Bash League.

Willey was threatening to fire the Scorchers to an unlikely victory, hitting three sixes and a four, but Rashid had him caught in the deep in the 17th over for 31 off 17 balls.

Willey was the second of three wickets for Rashid, for the cost of just 23 runs from four overs, taking him joint top in the competition’s wicket charts alongside fellow leg-spinner Cameron Boyce, a Hobart Hurricane.

Mahela Jayawardene and Travis Head both posted half-centuries, the latter’s unbeaten from 31 balls, to lift the Strikers to 174 for two after winning the toss at the Adelaide Oval, Willey leaking 54 runs from four overs.

The 36-run victory was the Strikers’ fourth win in five matches under the stewardship of Yorkshire first-team coach Jason Gillespie.  

Adil Rashid is mobbed by his Adelaide Strikers team-mates after taking one of three wickets against Perth Scorchers

Source: ECB

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