‘The great Australian sportsmanship’ – Twitter bashes Andrew Tye as he denies James Vince a century in the BBL 2020-21 qualifier
Vince wasn't impressed at all while Tye also had a dejected look.
Updated - Jan 30, 2021 5:45 pm
Andrew Tye is someone who is known to be a cricketer with great on-field conduct. The right-arm bowler from Western Australia has never been on the bad side of any wrongdoing on a cricket field. However, on Saturday, he did something during the BBL Qualifier which will start in the minds of cricket fans for a long long time to come. The fast bowler might have accidentally denied James Vince a century in the Big Bash League.
The incident took towards the end of the Qualifier match of the Big Bash League finals 2020-21. Sydney Sixers’ batsman James Vince was batting unbeaten on 98 when Perth Scorchers’ Andrew Tye came to bowl the 18th over of the innings. At this moment, Sixers’ needed just one run to win the match. Tye bowled a slower bouncer, which was down the leg side as well as above the shoulder. The ball was called a wide delivery and Vince stayed stranded on 98.
As soon as the wide was called, there were loud noises of boos from the crowd, who were presumably booing Tye. There have been several incidents of bowlers intentionally bowling a no-ball or a wide to deny a century to the batsman on strike. Vince wasn’t impressed at all while Tye also had a dejected look. So, we can’t particularly say whether that was done intentionally or not but, Tye might have just made the whole Twitter talk about him.
“Only he will know”: James Vince on if that wide was deliberate
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 30, 2021
In the post-match presentation, the England batsman was asked what he felt about the incident and he just said that only 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.
The win has now assured Sydney Sixers a place in the final of the Big Bash League 2020-21. Batting first, Perth Scorchers managed to score 167 for 6 in their 20 overs. For Sixers, Josh Philippe started off the innings with some positive batsmanship. He scored 45 runs and Vince continued with his class apart batting. Scorchers will now face the winners of the match between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat in the Challenger in an attempt to qualify for the finals.
Here are the best tweets:
No one can tell me that he didn’t mean to do that … !! Poor form from AJ Tye … https://t.co/xuIFCdRlvk
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 30, 2021
Shithousery of the highest order.
— Cricket Shithousery (@CricketRustling) January 30, 2021
— Michael Lumb (@Lumby45) January 30, 2021
Hey Vince you know why it's happened, becs it's his B'day today –
— Aash Mehta (@iamaashmehta) January 30, 2021
— Insert Sport Here Podcast (@Insert_Sport) January 30, 2021
— KC (@chaitu1) January 30, 2021
I think Andrew Tye deliberately bowled a wide. Smart😎😎 https://t.co/wsAiszUng0
— Saksham Sharma (@imsakshamsharma) January 30, 2021
Typical Aussie. Shit sportsmanship! https://t.co/TgZuO0JK2s
— LH ✌ (@lewishaines90) January 30, 2021
The sheer suddenness of the move!
The unexpected nature of the move!
The unpredictability of the move!
He moved in stealth, and delivered (a wide) when (it wasn't) necessary! https://t.co/fgobFPiJev
— Annesha Ghosh (@ghosh_annesha) January 30, 2021
— James Fitzgerald (@JamesFitzJourno) January 30, 2021
— Cricket Australia Fan (@CricketAustFan) January 30, 2021
— Harshit Dhoot (@HarshitDhoot5) January 30, 2021
The great australian sportsmanship. https://t.co/ErDsOXFvR8
— Ali. (@iPakistani10) January 30, 2021