During the second T20I match between Australia and the West Indies in Adelaide, a peculiar incident occurred involving West Indies batter Alzarri Joseph. In the 19th over of the West Indies innings, Joseph attempted a quick single but was run out in a bizarre manner. The throw from Mitchell Marsh was exceptionally swift, leading to the bails being dislodged by bowler Spencer Johnson with Joseph short of the crease.
Surprisingly, despite the clear run-out, none of the Australian players, including the bowler, appealed for it. Although Marsh celebrated after the replay confirmed the run-out on the big screen, the umpire upheld his original decision, and Joseph was not given out.
Umpires Decision Explained
“Neither umpire shall give a batter out, even though he/she may be out under the Laws, unless appealed to by a fielder. This shall not debar a batter who is out under any of the Laws from leaving the wicket without an appeal having been made. Note, however, the provisions of 31.7,’ the rule says.
Australia all-rounder Tim David expressed disbelief at the umpire’s decision, stating “this is ridiculous.”
Extremely bizarre scenes were witnessed at Adelaide Oval.
Spencer Johnson & Mitchell Marsh attempted a run out against Alzarri Joseph and didn’t appeal
Spencer Johnson moved on for his next run up, and later, the big screen showed Alzarri Joseph clearly short of his ground. pic.twitter.com/Y69aFJbY1e
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In the match itself, Glenn Maxwell’s explosive batting display was the highlight as he hammered a century off just 50 balls, guiding Australia to a 34-run victory over the West Indies. Maxwell’s innings, which included eight sixes and 12 fours, propelled Australia to a commanding total of 241-4. In response, the West Indies managed 207-9, with skipper Rovman Powell top-scoring with a gritty 63.
“It was good fun, that’s for sure. Always good batting here, we saw in the Big Bash how good the wickets were during the tournament,” Maxwell said.
“The wicket was nice and true. I have always relied on my hand speed and it worked for me today. I give myself the best chance always and nice to play a positive knock.”
With one match remaining in Perth on Tuesday, the hosts secured victory in the first clash in Hobart by 11 runs.