Bret Lee almost secures a hat-trick in final over in final professional game.
The Perth Scorchers have beaten the Sydney Sixers by four wickets to win back to back Big Bash championships in what was Australian legend Bret Lee’s final professional game.
Lee almost had the dream ending to his career, striking two wickets in his final over for the Sixers, almost bowling a hat-trick on his final professional delivery.
However, it wasn’t meant to be with Yasir Arafat scoring the vital run to see the Sixers over the run target on the final ball of the match to secure the championship win.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling and an unbelievable finish. We don’t make things easy for ourselves but, credit to Binga [Bret Lee], he bowled beautifully,” said Scorchers captain Adam Voges. “We just did enough, which is what we’ve done all year.”
“That’s cricket. We could have had it there. On this night, they were better than us. I tried to block out any other factors and blast those peaks on last time,” said Lee on what is his last ever professional match.
“Someone has to lose. Unnfortunately that was us.”