BBL 10: As James Vince missed out on a Big Bash League century by just 2 runs as Scorchers pacer Andrew Tye wide sealed Sydney Sixers' thumping 9-wicket win over Perth Scorchers in the BBL Qualifier. The Englishman ends unbeaten on 98, wasn't impressed at all while Tye also had a dejected look after bowled a bizarre wide. Meanwhile, the Sixers advance to Big Bash League finals 2020-21 while the Scorchers has now one more chance up for grab to the grand finale on February 6.
During the chase, when Sydney Sixers’ top-order batsman James Vince was batting on 98 not out, then Perth Scorchers’ Andrew Tye came to bowl the 18th over of the innings. At this moment, Sixers’ needed just one run to clinch the game. Tye bowled a slower bouncer, which was down the leg side as well as above the shoulders of Vince. The ball was called a wide delivery and Vince stayed stranded on 98.
The win has now assured the Sixers a place in the finals of the BBL 10. Batting first, Perth Scorchers managed to score 167/6 in their 20 overs. Josh Philippe started off the innings with some positive strokeplay. Philippe notched a fine 45 before Vince's 53-ball 98*, laced with 14 fours and 1 six, took his side home with three overs to spare. Scorchers will now face the winners of the match between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat in the Challenger.
In the post-match presentation, the Englishman was asked what he felt about the incident and he just said that only Andrew Tye will know whether it was an intentional attempt or not. “Two more would have been nice, but great to contribute and be there till the end.
‘Only he will know’ (on AJ Tye’s wide, if it was deliberate), but we should have been home in the previous over, but just happy to be finishing unbeaten,” Vince said at the post-match presentation.
Take a look at another unorthodox decision by Umpire during the match when Marsh was given out.