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Big Bash League: Batsman on 98 with 1 Run Required to Win, Bowler Bowls Deliberate WIDE – WATCH

By Chaitanya Laxman

In a shocking incident in the Big Bash League T20, James Vince was stranded on 98 not out as bowler Andrew Tye bowled a wide when the team needed only 1 run to win. The action of the bowler certainly amused everyone and most accused A Tye of bowing the wide deliberately.

Watch: Andrew Tye bowls a wide and keeps J Vince on 98 not out in Big Bash

Chasing a target on 168 runs against Perth Scorchers, the Sydney Sixers were at 167 runs for 1 wicket after 17 overs. Opening batsman James Vince played a sensational knock and was batting on 98 runs.

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Incidentally, Daniel Hughes blocked the last 3 balls of the 17th over as the team needed only 1 run to win and Vince was batting on 98 runs.

However, things took an ugly turn as Andrew Tye bowled a wide on the first ball of the 18th over. Tye banged the ball short but it went down the leg side and had some height to it as well.

The umpire signaled a wide which meant Sydney won the game with Vince not out on 98 runs. For a while, all players looked clueless and eventually shook hands.

Vince certainly looked unimpressed with Tye’s delivery while the bowler was seen offering an apology to Vince.

You can watch Andrew Tye bowling a deliberate wide ball with Vince on 98* here:

Vince: I hope he didn’t mean it anyway

The Sydney batsman was certainly disappointed with the incident yet deiced not to react to it. When asked about the wide ball after the game, he said that he doesn’t  want to point fingers and it almost hit him on the toes, it was pretty short. Vince said he doesn’t hope Tye didn’t mean it anyway.

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Chaitanya Laxman

A cricket nomad who prefers the commentary box over the crease to enjoy the game of cricket. Writes reads and talks about the stories behind the game.