Brett Lee fails to nail perfect finale

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FORMER Australia seamer Brett Lee was denied a hat-trick and a fairytale end to his cricket career after Perth Scorchers claimed a last-ball victory against Sydney Sixers to win yesterday’s Big Bash final.

Lee, 38, struck twice in successive balls with Perth needing just one run from the final three deliveries to chase down 148, before Sydney captain Moises Henriques fumbled his throw to run out Yasir Arafat.

England batsman Michael Carberry finished unbeaten on nine for Perth, while countryman Michael Lumb made just three for Sydney.