The captain of the Manchester Originals in the Men’s Hundred, Jos Buttler was involved in a bizarre run out against the Birmingham Phoenix on August 7, Monday. At the Old Trafford in Manchester, the 32-year-old put in a desperate dive to complete the run, but his bat was raised in the air when the throw hit the stumps, leading to his unfortunate dismissal.
Notably, the captain of the Birmingham Phoenix, Moeen Ali won the toss earlie-, deciding to bowl first. His decision was vindicated as Adam Milne got the key wicket of the opener Phil Salt early on. Jos Buttler, the other opener for the Manchester Originals, stitched together a decent partnership of 48 runs with Laurie Evans, before two quick wickets fell.
After Max Holden didn’t trouble the scorers, Ashton Turner joined his captain in the middle to keep the innings flowing for the Manchester Originals. But Tom Helm picked up the Australian for 21 to keep the Birmingham Phoenix in the match.
At 96-4, Jos Buttler tried to steal a quick single off Benny Howell’s bowling, but Moeen Ali was quick to throw the stumps down from mid-off, catching the batter short of the crease in a bizarre manner, wherein his bat was over the line but tilted in the air. When the umpire gave the marching order to the Manchester Originals captain, he wasn’t too happy with what had transpired moments prior.
Watch the video of Jos Buttler's run out here:
The right-handed batter was adjudicated run out as per the rule 38.1 of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which states that, “Either batter is out Run out if, at any time while the ball is in play, he is out of his ground and his wicket is fairly broken by the action of a fielder.”
Manchester Originals managed to post a very competitive total of 160/8, thanks to Jos Buttler’s measured 43 and Usama Mir’s quick-fire 32 in the end overs. They managed to bowl out the Birmingham Phoenix for 111 to secure a 49-run victory in the Men’s Hundred.