Australia were able to win the second T20I against West Indies by 34 runs and also took an unassailable lead in the two-match series. A bizarre incident took place during the 19th over of the West Indies innings.
On the 3rd ball of the 19th over when Alzarri Joseph drilled a fullish-length delivery from Spencer Johnson towards the off-side for a single, he was well short of his crease and was clearly run out.
However, during the whole scenario, Alzarri Joseph wasn’t given out as none of the Australian players appealed for the runout. All the Australian teammates were celebrating, however, the onfield umpire said that the home side have not appealed due to which the batsman was considered not out. Fielder Tim David insisted that he had appealed but at last, Joseph was safe despite not making it to his crease on the other end.
As per the MCC rule book, a batsman can be run out whenever the opposition team appeals for it. The umpire has to give his decision of out or not out. However, if the opposition team doesn’t appeal the umpire decides as if the batsman is out or not out. He can also signal it as a dead ball if there is no appeal from the opposition team.
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Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell was the star of the show in the second AUS vs WI T20I match. Maxwell slammed a brilliant century and played an innings of 120 runs from 55 balls, which included 12 fours and 8 sixes. Maxwell batted with a strike rate of over 218 and helped Australia put up a score of 241/4.
David Warner and Mitchell Marsh played innings of 22 and 29 runs respectively whereas Tim David proved the finish and was unbeaten on 31 runs.
While chasing down the target, apart from captain Rovman Powell no other West Indies batsman was able to stay at the crease for long and were dismissed cheaply. Powell played an innings of 63 runs from 36 balls and slammed 5 fours and 4 sixes during his stay at the crease. Andre Russell was the second-highest run scorer of the West Indies innings and played a cameo of 37 runs from 16 balls.
West Indies were able to level the two-match Test series against Australia by 1-1 as they achieved a historic victory during the second Test by seven runs. However, West Indies didn’t have a decent outing in the three-match ODI series and they suffered a whitewash by 3-0. The Men In Maroon also lost the first T20I match by 11 runs and now they have also lost the T20I series.
The third T20I match of the series will be played at the Optus Stadium in Perth on February 13, 2024. West Indies would be hoping to end the series on a winning note and also avoid a whitewash.
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