Batsman reaches 98*, bowler gives two wides to stop him from scoring century
When a batsman is within the 90s, and the opposition simply wants a couple of runs to seal the victory, it’s thought of to be unsportsmanlike if the bowlers tried to misfield and give extras to block the batsman from scoring a century. Something comparable occurred throughout a Group B match of Regional Tremendous50 match between Leeward Islands and Kent. The match which was performed at North Sound in West Indies on Tuesday, noticed Islands setting their opposition a meager goal of 184 runs to win.
Coming in to bat, opening batsman Zak Crawley went on to attain 98*, with the facet simply needing 4 runs to win and he needing a few runs to rating his maiden List A century. The 20-year batsman was on strike as Islands seamer Sheeno Bridge got here into the assault. With Kent at 180/1, the match was all however over for them. But Bridge, in a bid to block Crawley’s ton, bowled a few vast deliveries exterior off stumps. The third supply was too pitched exterior off, however Crawley managed to get bat on it and take a single and put Sean Dickson on the strike.
a unbelievable win by Kent towards the Leeward Islands, as @zakcrawley is denied a deserved hundred by a few wides within the ultimate over and finishes an excellent innings on 99 not out pic.twitter.com/zbSFKGY2Ws
— Martin Shaw (@shawma1) 6 February 2018
With Kent needing only a run to win, Dickson tried to play out the remainder of the over in order that he may guarantee his accomplice may attain the milestone. On the final supply of the over, the right-hand batsman pushed the ball in the direction of midwicket. Crawley, not bothered about his century, referred to as for a single, however was refused by Dickson. But his gesture went in useless as Islands fielder reportedly allowed the ball to attain the boundary, and ensured that the match will get underway, leaving Crawley stranded on 99*.
After Kent went on to win the match by 9 wickets, Crawley was awarded the man-of-the-match, whereas Islands confronted heavy backlash for his or her motion.