CRICKET can be a cruel game.
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Sometimes, no matter how well you’re settled at the crease, there comes a delivery that is simply unplayable.
For England’s James Vince, that moment came on day four of the third Ashes Test at the WACA Ground.
Unbeaten on 55 as the pick of his country’s batsmen, Vince faced up to Mitchell Starc and was greeted with a delivery the commentators labelled ‘the ball of the summer’.
The delivery deviated from its line by a mile, ripping through Vince’s off stump.
It was a cruel blow for England but despite Vince’s disappointment, there was little he could do.