BBL: Andrew Tye delivered a short ball that was signaled wide, leaving James Vince his ton short.© Twitter
Sydney Sixers’ batsman James Vince was left stranded at 98, following a controversial run by Andrew Tye of the Perth Scorchers in the qualifier of the current edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) on Saturday. Tye was handed the ball in the 18th, with Vince needing 2 runs for his century and Sixers only a run from victory. Tye delivered a short ball down the leg side that received a wide signal, ending the game and missing Vince’s individual milestone.
Here’s the video of the controversial end of the qualifier:
– KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 30, 2021
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was not too impressed with Tye’s wide delivery that denied Vince a well-deserved hundred. “No one can tell me he didn’t want to do that … !! Bad form of AJ Tye …” read Vaughan’s tweet.
No one can tell me he didn’t want to do that … !! Bad form from AJ Tye … https://t.co/xuIFCdRlvk
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 30, 2021
Previously, the Perth Scorchers won the pitch and chose to hit, posting a total of 167 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Wicket-keeper-batsman Josh Inglis was the highest points-scorer for the squad, hitting 69 runs from 41 deliveries in an innings consisting of five boundaries and two sixes. Australian pacesetter Ben Dwarshuis was the bowlers’ choice, good for two wickets.
In response, openers Josh Philippe and James Vince got the Sixers off to a strong start, with 92 runs in nearly 9 overs. Vince (98 * from 53 balls) continued to score freely after the firing of the first, with Daniel Hughes on the other.
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