Covid-19 has already changed the way we lived our lives before and now the change is visible in style of celebrations in cricket. In 27th match of BBL, Haris Rauf of Melbourne Stars made a unique gesture to celebrate the dismissal of Kurtis Patterson of Perth Scorchers.

The move was inspired by Covid-19 lifestyle and imitated wearing a mask and sanitizing hands. This unique celebration was hilarious and left almost everyone in splits, on and off the field. Get big bash league update here in our site.

The encounter between the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers today in Geelong was a rearranged game after the fixture of the two teams on December 30 was postponed due to covid-19 outbreak. Stars captain Glen Maxwell returned to the contest after being isolated due to Covid-19.

Perth Scorchers Won By 47 Runs

The Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat first. Perth Scorchers lost an early wicket of opener Kurtis Patterson. Pakistan speedster Haris Rauf got him caught behind the stumps on a sharp ball that angled away from the left-handed opener. Rauf didn’t miss a chance to amuse the crowd. He pulled out a mask from his trouser pocket and put it on and gestured cleaning hands using a sanitiser. One commentator from the panel commented:

“That’s a celebration I have never seen before.

However, after the initial fall of Kurtis Patterson, Nick Hobson and Laurie Evans built a partnership of 83 runs for the second wicket. A late flourish by Ashton Turner took the Scorchers to a formidable total of 196 runs. Haris Rauf picked up two wickets and finished his spell at 4-0-38-2.

The Melbourne Star, however, were not up to the standards in response. Matthew Kelly clean bowled Nick Larkin in the second over of the innings. Ahead of the score of 1/1, Beau Webster and Joe Burns tried to stitch a partnership but it couldn’t last long. Matthew Kelly removed Joe Burns in the ninth over and the Stars were soon reduced to 149/9 in 20 overs. The Perth Scorchers won the game comfortably by 47 runs. Matthew Kelly was the pick of the bowlers. He dismissed 4 batsmen and ended his match figures at 4-0-25-4. Here’s our recommendations of what online betting apps are safe.

Melbourne Stars defeated Adelaide Strikers last night but failed to win here today. Laurie Evans pips Matthew Kelly to win player of the match.

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