Batsman on 98, two wides bowled in disgraceful act to prevent him from scoring century

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New Delhi | Published: February 10, 2018 3:25:37 PM

In a disgraceful act, fast-bowler Sheeno Bridge intentionally bowled two wide balls in a domestic cricket match in West Indies to stop the batsman from scoring a century. The incident took place during a Group B match of Regional Super50 tournament between Leeward Islands and Kent at the North Sound in West Indies.

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In a disgraceful act, fast-bowler Sheeno Bridge intentionally bowled two wide balls in a domestic cricket match in West Indies to stop the batsman from scoring a century. The incident took place during a Group B match of Regional Super50 tournament between Leeward Islands and Kent at the North Sound in West Indies on Tuesday. Batting first, the Islands had set a target of 184 runs to win for Kent.

In response, opening batsman Zak Crawley got his team to a good start and had put them in a winning position. He was batting on 98 runs when the team needed just 4 runs to win. If Crawley would have scored 2 runs out of that, it would have been his maiden century. With Kent at 180/1, Islands seamer Sheeno Bridge had the ball in his hands. Realising that his team has already lost the match, Bridge did something which will not be forgotten for a very long time.

In a bid to block Crawley’s ton, Bridge bowled a couple of wide deliveries outside off stumps. The third delivery was too pitched outside off, but Crawley managed to get bat on it and take a single and put Sean Dickson on the strike.

Even though Kent still needed just one more run to win the match, Crawley was now on the non-striker’s end. His partner, Dickson tried to play out the rest of the over so that he could ensure that Crawley gets his maiden century but, the right-hand batsman pushed the ball towards midwicket on the last delivery.

Crawley, not bothered about his century, called for a single, but was refused by Dickson. But his gesture went in vain as Islands fielder reportedly allowed the ball to reach the boundary, and ensured that the match gets underway, leaving Crawley stranded on 99*.

The opener was named Man of the Match for his knock of 99 runs as Kent won by 9 wickets but Islands faced heavy backlash for their action.

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