See: Strange scenes! Alzarri Joseph survives despite clear failure after Australia’s ‘no appeal’ mistake

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Alzarri Joseph survives after run-out as Australia don't appeal


Australia was able to win the second T20I against the West Indies by 34 runs and also took an unassailable lead in the two-match series. A strange incident took place during the West Indies’ 19th innings.

On the third ball of the 19th over, when Alzarri Joseph played Spencer Johnson’s full toss towards the offside for a single, he was well short of his crease and was clearly left out.

However, throughout the scenario, Alzarri Joseph was not dropped as none of the Australian players appealed for the run. All the Australian teammates were celebrating, however, the on-field umpire said that the home team had not appealed so the batsman was deemed not out. Outfielder Tim David insisted he had appealed, but Joseph was ultimately safe despite not reaching his area on the other side.

According to the MCC rule book, a batter can be run out when requested by the opposing team. The referee has to give his decision of out or not out. However, if the opposing team does not appeal, the umpire decides whether the batsman is out or not. You can also mark it as a dead ball if there is no appeal by the opposing team.

Watch: Strange incident takes place in Adelaide during the second T20I between Australia and West Indies

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell was the star of the show in the second AUS vs WI T20I match. Maxwell made a brilliant century and played 120 innings off 55 balls, which included 12 fours and 8 sixes. Maxwell batted at a strike rate of over 218 and helped Australia to a score of 241/4.

David Warner and Mitchell Marsh played innings of 22 and 29 runs respectively, while Tim David showed his ability and went unbeaten on 31 runs.

While chasing the target, apart from captain Rovman Powell, no other West Indies batsman could stay in the crease for long and was dismissed cheaply. Powell played 63 innings off 36 balls and hit 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 knock of 37 runs off 16 balls.

The West Indies were able to level the two-match Test series against Australia at 1-1 as they achieved a historic victory during the second Test by seven runs. However, West Indies did not have a decent outing in the three-match ODI series and suffered a 3-0 whitewash. The Men In Maroon also lost the first T20I match by 11 runs and now they have lost the T20I series as well.

The third T20I match of the series will be played at the Optus Stadium in Perth on February 13, 2024. West Indies would hope to end the series on a winning note and also avoid a whitewash.