In a must-win sport in opposition to Afghanistan, Australia grew to become the sufferer of umpiring gaffe within the T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 match in Adelaide. In what was the 4th over of the innings by Afghanistan, pacer Naveen-ul-Haq bowled solely 5 balls earlier than the umpire introduced the over to a conclusion. As small because it appears, the 1-ball miscalculation can have a giant repercussion on the Australian cricket group’s possibilities of semi-finals qualification, contemplating the character of affairs within the Group 1.
Australia arrived within the match in opposition to Afghanistan with the goal of clinching as massive a victory as attainable. With them, New Zealand and England tied at 5 factors every within the Group 1, the Aussies wanted to defeat Afghanistan by 185 runs to go above the Kiwis in NRR.
With Aaron Finch out attributable to an damage, Matthew Wade donned the captain’s hat and led Australia within the match. The hosts may solely handle to place a rating of 168 runs on the board, therefore confirming New Zealand’s development to the semi-final.
However, Australia solely bought to play 119 authorized deliveries within the match after Naveen-ul-Haq solely bowled 5 balls within the 4th over of the match, a lot to the frustration of Australian followers.
Some followers even took to Twitter to criticise the match officers over the miscalculation.
— GUJARAT TITANS (@Gujrat_titans_) November 4, 2022
Simply had a re-watch, that is weird.
Ball 3.4 the one in query.
Aussies took 2 then bought one other on the overthrow.
Was put down as two runs off 3.4 and three runs off 3.5.
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) November 4, 2022
— Ok.P (@Kpkhan89) November 4, 2022
Umpiring has been questioned on just a few different events within the match as effectively. With rain taking part in spoilsport in plenty of matches, the match has been filled with drama. If Australia’s semi-final development is halted by a slender margin, the 1-ball issue may come into the dialogue once more.
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