AUS vs ENG: Batting first, England scored 208 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. In reply, the Australian team could score only 200 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. A controversial incident happened in this match. Its video has also surfaced.
A three-match T20 series is being played between Australia and England. In the first T20 played in Perth, England defeated Australia by eight runs and took a 1-0 lead in the series. Batting first, England scored 208 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. In reply, the Australian team could score only 200 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. A video of wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade doing ‘foul’ during the Australian innings has also surfaced.
In fact, when Wade came out to bat (16th over), Australia’s score was 158 for five. Mark Wood came to bowl in the 17th over. At one point Australia needed 39 runs from 22 balls and David Warner was batting with Wade. Wade was on strike. Wade tried to pull on a short ball from Mark Wood, but the ball went up in the air by taking the upper edge of his bat and then hitting the helmet.
Wade didn’t know where the ball went and started running for the run. At the same time, Mark Wood and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler started running toward the crease to take the catch. Seeing Mark coming towards him, Wade also started returning to the crease and simultaneously stopped Mark Wood by pushing. Wade blocked Mark Wood’s path with his left hand and reached the crease himself. At the same time, the ball also fell down and missed the catch.
Unhappy with this, Mark Wood and captain Butler also appealed to the umpire to ‘obstruct the field’. However, the English players did not appear serious about the matter and immediately withdrew the appeal. After this, the umpires settled the matter after discussing the matter. Wade could have been out in three ways during this period. He could either be caught out, or the ball could have hit the stumps or given out ‘obstructing the field’, but he survived all three. Wade could not even open an account at that time. Despite getting the lifeline, Wade could only score 21 runs in 15 balls.
Despite this, the Australian team could not win this match. Australia needed 16 runs in the last over to win. Sam Curran conceded just seven runs and England won by eight runs. Talking about the matter after the match, Captain Butler said – I was watching the ball the whole time so I did not know what happened. He asked if I wanted to appeal, but I thought we were in Australia for a long time. So it would be fatal to create controversy so soon.