Brett Lee and Sean Abbott celebrate a wicket
Brett Lee and Sean Abbott of Sydney Sixers © Getty Images

It was the same ground where Sean Abbott bowled the dreaded bouncer last month which resulted in the death of Phil Hughes. The incident had severely disturbed the cricketer. The entire cricket world was concerned about the youngster’s mental well-being after the tragic incident, but the 22 year old showed a lot of courage and marked a memorable return to First-Class cricket.

Abbot’s team Sydney Sixers got off to a winning start with an eight-wicket win over the Melbourne Renegades in the second match of the Big Bash League (BBL) at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday.

Abbott is seen here with the former Australian pace bowler Brett Lee, celebrating the wicket of Nathan Rimmington of the Renegades.

The Renegades posted 154 for the loss of seven wickets off their 20 overs, but the Sixers, led by an unbeaten 84 from Nic Maddinson, accomplish the target in the penultimate over.

Abbott was instrumental in restricting the Renegades to an achievable total as he removed Aaron Finch (20 off 18) and Dwayne Bravo (22 off 16).