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Not so gentlemanly: When bowlers 'crossed the line' to deny centuries to cricketers

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Modified 08 Aug 2018, 16:41 IST
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#2 Kieron Pollard vs Evin Lewis in CPL 2017

It is not just local cricketers who have shown such negligence in sportsmanship. In a Carribean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots played on September 4, 2017, West Indian cricketer Keiron Pollard showcased a lack of integrity when he denied his compatriot Evin Lewis of a well deserved T20 century.

Chasing a paltry 129 set by Pollard's Tridents, Lewis made a mockery of the total as he took his team to 128-0 in just seven overs. With one run required for victory, and Lewis batting on 97* off 31 balls, Pollard decided to do the unthinkable as he deliberately overstepped.

Although Lewis' team won the match convincingly by ten wickets, he was robbed off an opportunity to score what would have been the second fastest T20 century.

Lucky to get away from the incident without any penalization, the hard hitting all-rounder did receive huge criticism for his cowardly act from the cricketing world.

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Published 08 Aug 2018, 16:41 IST
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