Thunder bowler makes BBL history in huge win

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England bowlers haven't enjoyed a large woody of occurrence successful Australia this summer, but Saqib Mahmood went immoderate mode towards rectifying that during past night's BBL match.

Making his debut for the Sydney Thunder against Brisbane Heat astatine the Gabba, Mahmood had the unthinkable figures of 4-9 aft his archetypal 2 overs, arsenic the location broadside collapsed successful spectacular fashion.

The Heat were astatine 1 constituent 5-15, efficaciously sidesplitting the lucifer arsenic immoderate benignant of competitory fixture. Brisbane yet limped to a full of 143, good abbreviated of Sydney's 7-196.

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CricViz expert Ben Jones confirmed Mahmood became the archetypal subordinate successful BBL past to instrumentality 4 wickets earlier the extremity of the 3rd implicit of the innings.

Mahmood's figures took a battering with Tom Cooper hitting consecutive sixes successful his 3rd over, leaving him with 4-22 disconnected three, capable to prime up the player-of-the-match

The 24-year-old Mahmood has already played for England successful some white-ball formats of the game.

Saqib Mahmood took 4 wickets successful 2 overs during Sydney Thunder's large triumph implicit Brisbane Heat. (Getty)

The Thunder's full was built astir 64 from 27 balls by different Englishman, Sam Billings, who deed 5 fours and 5 sixes during his whirlwind innings.

Heat bowler James Bazley copped the brunt of the onslaught, conceding 52 runs disconnected his 4 overs.

The Thunder beryllium successful 3rd spot connected the ladder aft their 2nd triumph of the season, portion the Heat are seventh.

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