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There were extraordinary scenes in the BBL on Tuesday night when Andrew Tye was removed from the bowling attack by umpires after two dangerous deliveries.
In action for the Perth Scorchers against Sydney Thunder, Tye dismissed Sam Billings for 67.
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However he never got to complete the over after bowling two dangerous no-balls above waist-height in his next three deliveries to Alex Ross.
Umpires were forced to remove Tye from the bowling attack, leaving the Scorchers star fuming.
Under cricket rules, umpires are allowed to take bowlers out of the attack if they bowl more than one delivery that is deemed dangerous.
“What is going on here Andrew Tye?” Isa Guha said in commentary for Fox Cricket. “Two over waist high.”
Andrew Symonds added: “If they are deemed to be dangerous that is two and you are gone. He’s gone.”
Tye had an animated conversation with the on-field umpires before accepting his fate.
“He’s only got himself to blame,” Symonds said.
“He is in control of it. It is not as if someone else has done this to him. He’s bowling the ball. It is whether or not it is deemed to be dangerous.
“The first one probably was. The second one disappeared (to the boundary), but anyway."
AJ Tye has just been beamed out of the game. Haven't seen this in a very long time. #BBL11
— Akash Fotedar (@akashfotedar5) December 28, 2021
— Liam Warren (@liam_warren94) December 28, 2021
Stupid rule. Clearly just accidents and not very dangerous.
— Alan Lom (@lommy72) December 28, 2021
Good to see enforced. Bowlers get away with far too many high full tosses.
— Graham Smith (@glurcher) December 28, 2021
That’s a ridiculous call to take AJ Tye out of the attack. Nothing dangerous about either of those full tosses. Should be room for common sense with umpires sometimes. #BBL11
— Jacob Landsmeer (@jlandsme_93) December 28, 2021
Sam Billings stars as Thunder take down Scorchers
Brilliant batting from Billings and Jason Sangha helped the Thunder claim their biggest win of the Big Bash League season, knocking off the previously unbeaten Scorchers at Manuka Oval.
Having posted 7-200 after being asked to bat first, the Thunder found huge early wickets - including that of the red-hot Mitch Marsh - to eventually claim a 34-run win on Tuesday in front of 9740 fans.
Meeting in the middle at 2-23, Billings and Sangha immediately went about seizing control and added 113 for the third wicket in the match's defining partnership.
Man-of-the-match Billings drove beautifully for four off his first ball and quickly pulled another boundary, but an elegant back-foot cut to Ashton Agar's spin confirmed the Englishman was on song.
Sangha, who finished with 56 not out off 46 balls and played a steady innings, allowed his English partner to go ballistic at the other end.
Billings' 67 off 35 balls included 10 fours and two sixes, the highlight of which was a monstrous six where the ball hit the roof of the Bob Hawke Stand and ended out of the stadium.
Facing a daunting chase, the Scorchers' innings could not have started any worse with opener Josh Inglis bowled by Saqib Mahmood for a golden duck with the second ball of the innings.
The in-form Marsh managed just six before he chipped Nathan McAndrew to deep mid-wicket and Kurtis Patterson joined him in the sheds three balls later to leave Perth reeling at 3-17.
The Scorchers steadied somewhat but were never in the frame, only helped to 8-166 off their 20 overs via a classy 64 not out from Colin Munro and a speedy 44 off 25 balls from Tye.
"Sam Billings, he's in a really good run of form and something about this little (isolation) thing where he sits in his own room, we don't mind it," Thunder captain Chris Green said.
"(Sangha) has potentially been pigeon-holed in that red-ball format but the way he comes out in his last three innings, he's really relished that opportunity."
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