Sean Abbott committed a big blunder in the last over of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2017-18 clash between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. Abbott gave away 11 runs off just one ball which eventually led to Sydney losing the match with 5 balls to spare. A match that could have gone right down to the wire was thrown away by Abbott who could not hold his nerve in the end.
Perth needed 9 runs off 6 balls. Adam Voges was on the strike as Abbott bowled the crucial over of the innings. He went for the yorker but missed the line and length horribly. He bowled a full toss delivery which was way down the leg side. Abbott ended up giving 5 runs off that ball as it raced away towards the boundary.
The five wides turned the match into Perth’s favour as they needed just 4 runs off the remaining 6 balls. Abbott once again let the pressure get the better off him as he bowled another full toss on the leg side. Voges went for a big shot and the ball went over wicketkeeper’s head and the boundary as he scored. The former Australian cricketer scored a six off the first ball he faced in the innings.
Here’s the video of 11 runs off just one ball in BBL 2017 fixture –
Perth chased down the target of 168 runs with 5 balls to go in the innings. Before the bizarre last over, it was Michael Klinger who led the run chase scoring 83 runs from 61 balls including 8 fours and 2 sixes. After early wickets of David Willey and Hilton Cartwright, Aston Turner stitched a match-winning 96-run partnership with Klinger. Turner scored 45 runs from 32 balls including 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Earlier Sydney Sixers posted a modest total of 167 for 4, thanks to decent scores from Peter Nevill (33), Nic Maddinson (30), Jordan Silk (45*) and Sam Billings.