AUS v WI 2024: WATCH – Australia denied Alzarri Joseph’s run out in second T20I as players fail to appeal

Australia were at the receiving end of a bizarre scene when a clear dismissal was given not out.

Alzarri Joseph's clear run out got denied for no appeal by Australian fielders | XAustralia on Sunday (February 11) registered a comprehensive 34-run victory over West Indies in the second T20I at the Adelaide Oval to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Riding on Glenn Maxwell’s whirlwind fifth T20I ton (120* off 55 balls), the hosts racked up a mammoth 241/4 on the board.

In reply, the visitors managed 207/9 in their allotted 20 overs. While skipper Rovman Powell (63 off 36 balls) and Andre Russell (37 off 16 balls) tried their best with the bat, they failed to take the West Indies over the line.

During their series-clinching win, Australia were at the receiving end of a bizarre scene when a clear dismissal was given not out as the players did not appeal.

The incident occurred in the penultimate over of West Indies' chase when Alzarri Joseph drove the second delivery from Spencer Johnson towards cover. Australian captain Mitchell Marsh collected the ball and threw it down to the bowler, who whipped the bails off instantly, well before Joseph could make his way into the crease.

Marsh and Johnson erupted in celebrations and were soon joined by their other teammates. However, the on-field umpire was seen shouting, "Stop, stop stop" and called it not out as there was no appeal made.

Marsh was left perplexed by the turn of events, the likes of Marcus Stoinis and Josh Hazelwood laughed it off while Tim David was heard saying, “This is ridiculous.”

Here’s the video:

According to section 31.1 of the MCC Law, umpires will not declare a batter out without an appeal. The law states: "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."


By Salman Anjum - 11 Feb, 2024

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