Sixers star claims all-time BBL record

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Fast-bowler Sean Abbott has go the all-time starring wicket-taker successful BBL history, arsenic the Sixers bushed the Strikers by 4 wickets astatine the SCG.

Abbott took 3-24 disconnected 4 overs successful a subordinate of the lucifer performance, and present has 112 wickets successful the 11 seasons the contention has been running.

That takes him past Ben Laughlin, who claimed 111 scalps for the Hurricanes, Strikers and Heat.

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Abbott, who took 10 wickets for the Sydney Thunder successful BBL01 and BBL02, besides reached 100 wickets for the Sixers successful past night's match.

His archetypal 2 overs went a agelong mode to securing the triumph for the Sixers, dismissing some Strikes openers successful Matt Short and Jake Weatherald.

Sean Abbott celebrates a wicket against the Strikers. (Getty)

The 29-year-old was returning to the Sixers broadside having precocious welcomed his archetypal child, with the commencement of girl Ella.

He besides finished the lucifer disconnected with a useful 19 not retired disconnected 10 balls, arsenic the Sixers won with 4 balls to spare.

"I'm beauteous grateful and fortunate to beryllium successful the situation I americium present astatine the Sixers," Abbott said.

Needing six to triumph disconnected Peter Siddle's last over, Hayden Kerr deed the archetypal shot helium faced for 2 implicit cover, earlier launching the 2nd shot into the assemblage implicit mid-wicket to seal the victory.

The Sixers are present tied with arch-rivals Perth Scorchers astatine the apical of the table.

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