“It was just about dealing with the pressure tonight, we were pretty calm out there and we just had to have it done with the bat. It was a crazy night.”
Abbott’s batting efforts were backed by Ben Dwarshuis, who said his job was to keep “Seany” calm.
“It was a pretty unique situation,” he said.
“He’s a hell of a batter, I knew he was going to get us there.”
When asked about his amazing catch after the fight, Abbott said he was simply glad he did not end up with an injury.
“It has hit me pretty hard. It was a good thing I did not have to bowl a few overs because my hand was so raised,” he said.
“I’m pretty happy. You train for those moments in training, and I’m just happy that it sticks.”
The Heat did everything they could in their bowling innings to prevent the Sixers from getting away, with Jack Wildermuth putting the pressure on with the ball before pulling up with a leg injury.
The injury forced Wildermuth to pass the ball, which may have made the difference for their rivals.
The batting display could not have been any different in tonight’s second game as Hurricanes star Ben McDermott hit 127 from 65 balls against the Renegades, the third-highest Big Bash score ever.
Wednesday night’s performance from McDermott also marked the first time a dough had hit centuries back against each other in the BBL.
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