Alzarri Joseph Run Out Controversy: A very strange incident happened during the second T20 played between Australia and West Indies, where the umpire declared a clear run out as ‘not out’. While taking runs in the 19th over of the second innings, Alzarri Joseph was about a foot away from the crease when he was run out by Spencer Johnson at the bowling end, but the umpire declared it not out. So why did the umpire do this? Let us know.
What actually happened was that after being run out, Spencer Johnson returned to the run up to bowl the next ball and no Australian player attempted to run out. It can also be seen in the viral video that no player of the Australian team appeals for run out.
Then the run out of Alzarri Joseph is shown on the big screen, where it becomes clear that he is clear out. Seeing Joseph out, Australian captain Mitchell Marsh starts celebrating the wicket, but the umpire stops him from celebrating saying that no one appealed. Having said this, the umpire does not give Alzarri out and he remains not out till the end of the innings.
This incident happened on the third ball of the 19th over, when Joseph played a shot towards covers and ran for a run, but he was run out before completing the crease, which is not given due to lack of appeal. According to cricket rules, the umpire cannot give out unless the fielding team appeals for a wicket.
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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Australia won the match
Let us tell you that in the second T20, Australia defeated West Indies by 34 runs. Batting first, Australia scored 241/4 runs on the board in 20 overs. Glenn Maxwell, who came to bat at number four for the team, scored 120* runs in 55 balls with the help of 12 fours and 8 sixes. During this period his strike rate was 218.18. Then West Indies, while chasing the target, could score only 209/7 runs on the board in 20 overs.
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