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James Vince reacts to being denied Big Bash century due to AJ Tye wide

James Vince was denied the chance to score a BBL ton after AJ Tye bowled a wide (Picture: BT Sport)

James Vince was denied the chance to complete a century after Sydney Sixers clinched victory over Perth Scorchers and reached the Big Bash League final off a wide ball.

The Sixers were cruising to the Scorchers’ total of 167 on Saturday and the only question was whether Vince would reach his hundred before knocking off the runs.

Vince was 98 not out at the start of the 17th over, with Sydney Sixers needing one to win from 18 balls, when AJ Tye bowled a big wide which finished the game.

England World Cup winner Vince said: ‘Only he will know (if the wide was intentional). It almost hit him on the toe, it was pretty short.

‘Well I hope he didn’t mean it anyway. A hundred would have been nice but I was happy to be there at the end and now to be in the final.

‘Two more runs would have been nice but it’s nice to get over the line.’

Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted: ‘No one can tell me that he didn’t mean to do that… Poor form from AJ Tye.’

Vince looked gutted as the match was ended by a wide (Picture: Getty)

Sydney Sixers produced an impressive bowling and fielding performance to restrict the Scorchers to 167-6, despite Josh Inglis smashing an unbeaten 69.

Vince scored 15 boundaries put on 92 with opening partner Josh Philippe to take the Sixers to victory but boos rang out in Canberra when Tye bowled a wide with the final ball.

Perth Scorchers have one more chance to qualify for the Big Bash League final at the SCG on February 6.

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