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BBL 2016-17: Top 5 moments from the second semi-final between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers

Neelabhra Roy
SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
1.41K   //    26 Jan 2017, 08:52 IST

#3 Nathan Lyon’s and Sean Abbott’s brilliant spells

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25:  Sean Abbott of the Sixers celebrates with team mate Nathan Lyon after taking a catch to dismiss Mike Hussey of the Thunder during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers at ANZ Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
 Nathan Lyon and Sean Abbott picked up four wickets each

The Brisbane Heat amassed a total of 167 in their 20 overs. However, it could have been even more had it not been for the brilliant bowling by Sean Abbott and Nathan Lyon, who took wickets in quick succession which exerted pressure on the middle-order batsmen. Both Lyon and Abbott ended up getting four wickets apiece.

Both Lyon and Abbott began their spells in a balanced manner where they took one wicket each and went for 5 and 13 runs in their opening two overs respectively. However, Lyon was hit for 14 runs in his third over but picked up the prized wicket of Brendon McCullum. He rebounded brilliantly by picking up two wickets and conceding only four runs in his final over.

Abbott, on the other hand, conceded 20 runs in his third over but bounced back really well in his final over, conceding seven runs and picking up three wickets to restrict the Brisbane Heat to 167.

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