Alzarri Joseph Run Out

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Australia clinched the second T20I against West Indies, registering 34-run win at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Sunday, February 11. With this win, they also claimed the three-match T20I series with a match still to spare. However, Glenn Maxwell’s played a record-breaking knock of unbeaten 120 off 55 balls, Marcus Stonis scalped three wickets with Spencer Johnson and Josh Hazlewood taking two each.

Apart from this, the match was a witness of a bizarre scene involving West Indies all-rounder Alzarri Joseph. While chasing 242-run target, the incident unfolded in the penultimate over, bowled by spencer Johnson. Alzarri Joseph, who was at strike hit the ball towards short covers as he ran for a single. In the meantime, Tim David, who was stationed at short covers, threw the ball towards Johnson, who ran out Joseph.

The West Indies’ player just fell short of the crease while the bails were dislodged  but non on the players appeal for a wicket, as the umpire awaited. Skipper Mitchell Marsh and Spencer Johnson along with other Australian players  celebrated Joseph’s wicket but their celebrations were dented as the umpire called for “not out”.

Tim David however, reached the umpire and said that he appealed for the wicket,  but the on-field umpire was firm with his decision as he said no one appealed.

Watch Alzarri Joseph’s lucky escape here:

According to ICC, Law 31.3 which speaks of timing of appeals, states, “For an appeal to be valid, it must be made before the bowler begins his/her runup or, if no run-up, his/her bowling action to deliver the next ball, and before Time has been called.”

While the hosts have already clinched the series 2-0, the third and final T20I of the multi-format tour will be played at the Perth Stadium in Perth on Tuesday, February 13 at 1:30 p.m. IST.

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