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Abbott takes 100th BBL wicket

24 January 2021

Sean Abbott became the second man to take 100 BBL wickets in a narrow seven-run loss to the Hobart Hurricanes in the Sixers BBL|10 Pride Party match at the MCG

Jordan Silk almost got the Sydney Sixers over the line with a brave 78 from 49 balls on Sunday night, and earlier, Abbott became the second Sixer in as many days to pass a century milestone.

After Dan Christian played his 100th BBL match, returning Sixers paceman Sean Abbott claimed 2-32 from four overs, one of which was his 100th BBL scalp, the key wicket of Matt Wade (86 off 44). The Sixers made 8/181 in reply to 8/188.

Abbott now has 101 Big Bash wickets at the outstanding average of 21.1 including best figures of 5-16. Only Brisbane Heat seamer Ben Laughlin has more with 110.

Before joining the Sixers, Abbott claimed 10 wickets for the Thunder. 

The match celebrated the enormous support the Sixers club receives from the LGBT+ community. The Sixers are committed to using education to create a safe environment for the LGBT+ community to watch and play cricket and have developed a 3-year strategy aimed at delivering upon this purpose.

Due to border restrictions and related impacts associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the Pride Party match could not be held at the SCG.

A 145-run opening partnership between Wade and D’Arcy Short (72 from 52) provided the foundation for the Hobart win on Sunday night.

Quicks Ben Dwarshuis (2-39) and Jake Ball (2-44) were the other multiple wicket takers for the Sixers. Captain Moises Henriques followed his 56 against Sydney Thunder with 43 from 25 balls.

The Sixers are second on the BBL|10 ladder behind the Perth Scorchers, on net run rate, and will face the Melbourne Stars on Tuesday in their final regular season match as competition for the top five gets tight. Eight points separate first and seventh.

Scorecard here.