James Vince responds to wide Andrew Tye controversy in BBL 10 Qualifier

  • James Vince opened up on Andrew Tye’s wide ball which kept him from scoring a ton.

  • Vince scored an unbeaten 98 in The Qualifier.

In the 2020-21 Big Bash League (BBL) qualifier between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers in Canberra, the Sixers batsman James vince was left stuck on 98, after the Scorchers stimulator Andrew Tye threw a controversial wide ball.

Tye was given the responsibility of playing the 18th, with Vince two points short of his century and the Sixers needing a point for a win. The Scorchers’ stimulator went for a short ball on the side of the leg that was flagged “wide” by the referee.

The contest ended with Vince running out of a hundred. Tye was quick to apologize, but for a moment the players looked at each other before shaking hands.

After the contest, Vince was asked about his reaction to the whole affair. The Englishman felt he didn’t want to lift his fingers and hoped Tye hadn’t done so intentionally.

“Not a lot… I don’t want to point fingers. He almost hit him on the toe; it was quite short. I hope he didn’t mean it anyway ” said Vince quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

“’Only he will know’ (away from Tye, if that was on purpose), but we should have been home in the previous one, but just happy to be undefeated. Looking forward to Saturday (February 6) for the final, “ he added.

Former captain of England Michael vaughan looked angry and lambasted Tye for his act.

“Nobody can tell me they didn’t want to do this… !! AJ Tye’s bad form… ” Vaughan wrote on Twitter.

In the game, the Scorchers, after choosing to beat, initially posted 167/6 on the board in their allocated 20 overs. Josh Inglis was the highlight for the Western Australia squad as he scored an unbeaten 69 and took him to a total of fights.

In response, the Strikers chased the target in 17 overs to secure a spot in the BBL 10 final.

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