Sean Abbott back with a bang

2014-12-12 06:47
Sean Abbott (Getty)

Sydney - Fast bowler Sean Abbott, who bowled the delivery that resulted in the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, has taken six wickets in an innings for New South Wales in a strong return to first class cricket.

The 22-year-old Abbott bowled a short-pitched ball which struck Test opener Hughes during a domestic match between New South Wales and South Australia on November 25. Hughes lost consciousness and died two days later in a Sydney Hospital.

There were concerns that Abbott might struggle to return to his best cricket while dealing with the tragedy, but he took 6-14 on Friday as New South Wales dismissed Queensland for 99 to win the Sheffield Shield four-day match by 80 runs.

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