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Wade contributed 21 runs.
Australians were once again put to shame in the cricket world when Matthew Wade deliberately hit Mark Wood while trying to take a catch during the first T20I in Perth on Sunday. However, he was not dismissed, as English captain Jos Buttler did not appeal for dismissal under obstructing the field. Wade was not out, but he had to face trolling.
In the 17th over of the Australian innings, Mark Wood dolly to Matthew Wade and the ball stood over the wicket. In such a situation, after throwing the ball, Mark Wood ran to catch the catch. Before they could even reach the ball, Wade pushed them and tried to stop them. It is forbidden to do this in cricket. No batsman can obstruct the fielding. It is categorized as cheating. After this incident, former cricketers and fans started trolling Wade.
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Now know what is obstructing the field
If a batsman intentionally obstructs the field or deflects the ball, he may be declared out for obstructing the field. Provided that the captain of the fielding team will have to appeal for obstructing the field against that batsman. After that, if the field umpire feels that the batsman has in fact deliberately obstructed the field, then the umpire can give out to the batsman concerned. This is mentioned in 37.1.1 of the ICC Playing Conditions.
Fans remember the World Cup final
This incident reminded the fans of the final of the 2019 ODI World Cup. When Guptill’s throw in the last over hit Jos Buttler’s bat and went towards the boundary and England got 6 extra runs of free. In such a situation, the match went into the super over. Then Butler was also accused of intentionally diving.
Jos Buttler scored 59 runs in the final, while Ben Stokes scored 84 runs.
England beat Australia by 8 runs
England beat Australia by 8 runs in the first T20. For him, Alex Hales (84) and Jos Buttler (68) shared a record 132 runs for the first wicket. Playing first, England scored 208 runs. In reply, the Australian team could only score 200 runs. Hales was the player of the match.
So far a dozen batsmen have been dismissed under this rule.
So far 12 batsmen have been dismissed under obstructing the field. England’s Len Hutton is the only one in the Test. Whereas 8 batsmen have become victims of this in ODIs. 4 of them are from Pakistan. At the same time, talking about T20, so far 3 batsmen have been given out for obstructing the fielding.
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