The Adelaide Strikers began the defence of their Big Bash T20 League title with a five wicket victory over the Brisbane Heat in Brisbane.
The Strikers won the toss and sent the Heat into bat. Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Kahn produced a man of the match performance, taking three wickets for 19 runs in his four overs.
The Heat were eventually bowled out for 146 with two deliveries to spare.
Strikers captain Colin Ingram of South Africa who was bought for R13.5 million at Tuesday’s IPL auction, contributed just one run in his side’s chase but his opening batsman Alex Carey, struck 70 off 46 deliveries to steer his side to victory.
The Strikers won with five deliveries to spare.