Afghanistan National Cricket Team member Rashid Khan claimed three wickets as Adelaide Strikers defeated Brisbane Heat in the first match of Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 on Wednesday.
Rashid, man of the match, led the bowling attack with three scalps, while Billy Stanlake and Matthew Short claimed two wickets each to bundle out Brisbane Heat for 146.
Opener Alex Carey top-scored with a 70-run knock as Adelaide Strikers chased down the target with five wickets in hand and five balls to spare.
Adelaide Strikers had defeated Hobart Hurricanes by 25 runs to win their first title in the BBL 2017-18.
Rashid has claimed 21 wickets in 12 BBL matches so far.