Brett Lee’s fairy tale last over in BBL 2014-15: The legendary Australian fast bowler had almost bowled his team to victory in his last match.
During the final match of the Big Bash League 2014-15 between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers at Canberra, legendary Australia fast bowler Brett Lee had bowled a magical over to sign off his career. As luck would have it, Sydney Sixers ended up on the losing side despite Lee’s praiseworthy efforts.
Lee, who celebrated his 43rd birthday yesterday, had to defend eight runs off the last over against Perth. With Michael Carberry hitting a four on the first delivery and following it up with a couple of runs on the following delivery, it seemed as if Sixers would lose the match without putting in a fight.
The third delivery of the over saw Carberry running a single and bringing the equation down to needing a run off three balls. It was at this point in time that Lee put on display an exceptional couple of deliveries as he bowled both Nathan Coulter-Nile (1) and Sam Whiteman (0) on consecutive deliveries.
With Scorchers needing a run off the last ball, the final match couldn’t have had a better climax. Bowling the last ball of his two-decade long career, Lee defended the lone run but a mis-field from Sydney captain Moises Henriques saw the Perth batsmen sneaking a run.
While Scorchers chased the 148-run target on the last ball, Lee was the pick of the bowlers for Sixers with bowling figures of 4-0-25-3.
Brett Lee’s fairy tale last over in BBL 2014-15:
How Twitterati reacted on Lee’s 43rd Birthday:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 7, 2019
Happy birthday Brett Lee!
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) November 8, 2019
The only bowler to take two ODI five-wicket hauls at Lord’s 🔥
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) November 8, 2019
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 8, 2019
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