Afghan veteran Mohammed Nabi led the Melbourne Renegades to an exciting win over six wickets against the Adelaide Strikers to keep the club’s faint hopes for the BBL final alive

The Renegades, now 2-7, remain rooted at the bottom of the leaderboard but have a mathematical chance of qualifying for the playoffs after winning with a ball at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night

Nabi struck in 4th place, knocking 71 out of 41 balls and found a willing ally in the young Jake Fraser-McGurk (29 not out of 23) to lead the Renegades past Adelaide’s goal of 7-177

Nabi was also able to deny compatriot Rashid Khan, who was once again brilliant at getting 2-24 out of 4 overs

“He’s the no 1 in the world and I’ve played carefully most of the time, “said Nabi

Fraser-McGurk quipped afterwards that he and Nabi had some problems figuring out the required running rate

The unlikely duo, half Nabi’s age and raised on the other side of the world, summed up what is so unique and valuable about modern T20 franchise cricket

“Sometimes he’s a little hard to understand and math is not my forte and neither is his,” joked the 18-year-old after asking, “is that it?” after the hit of the winning runs

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