The gentleman’s game has witnessed players doing something against the spirit of the cricket over the years. It’s because of these incidents, the sport is taking a huge hit at times. The qualifier match between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers saw one such shameful incident.
Perth Scorchers’ fast bowler Andrew Tye bowled a deliberate wide delivery to James Vince which denied him a century. Nobody saw this coming. Vince looked pretty good in the run-chase. The Sixers were just a run away from sealing the run-chase.
Vince was batting on 98* and had a great chance to ace the run-chase with a memorable century. Needless to say, the game saw an unexpected script. Tye bowled a wide which denied James Vince a century in the qualifier fixture.
This particular incident reminds us of Sri Lanka spinner Suraj Randiv. The right-arm off-break bowler bowled a deliberate no-ball against Virender Sehwag where the latter was denied a hundred.
The former Indian opener was on 99 and Team India needed just 1 run to win the match. However, Sehwag stepped down the track and smashed a huge six off Randiv’s bowling. But little did Sehwag know it was a no-ball. As a result, he was denied an ODI century.
James Vince bowls a wide ball to deny Vince a century
Meanwhile, Andrew Tye also did something similar to that. Just that it is a wide delivery. Tye bowled a short ball which went clearly above James Vince’s head. Shockingly, the ball went down the leg side.
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Vince truly deserved a century but due to unfortunate circumstances, he couldn’t. Soon after Tye bowled a wide to deny Vince a hundred, spectators were not happy with it. They booed the fast bowler for his disgraceful act.
James Vince’s powerful knock steered Sydney Sixers into the BBL 10 finals. On the other hand, Andrew Tye ended up with expensive bowling figures. The fast bowler conceded 30 runs in his quota of 3 overs.
James Vince – Player of the Match
Sydney Sixers became the first team in the ongoing season of the BBL to book a spot in the final. On the other hand, Perth Scorchers are still alive in the competition. They will play the Challenger versus the winner of the Knockout.
The winner of the match between Brisbane Heat or Sydney Thunder will face Perth Scorchers. Talking about the game, Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner won the toss and opted to bat first. They posted 167 for the loss of 6 wickets in their quota of 20 overs.
Josh Inglis was the pick of the batsmen for Scorchers. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored an unbeaten 69 off 41 deliveries with the help of 5 fours and 2 sixes. He maintained an impressive strike-rate of 168.29. Dwarshuis was the pick of the bowlers for Sixers as he took 2 wickets.
In reply, Sixers chased down the target in 17 overs. Josh Philippe and James Vince added a 92-run stand for the first wicket before Josh departed for 45. Vince was the star of the show as he scored an unbeaten 98 off 53 balls. His innings included as many as 14 fours and a six.