The 2nd T20I in the Australia vs West Indies T20I series in Adelaide ended with a one-sided victory, where the hosts were completely dominating the game. The Caribbean giants opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Even though the West Indian bowlers had the Aussies in a bit of trouble from the start at 63-3, it was Glenn Maxwell who showed his heroic stint. Maxwell went scored his 5th hundred in T20I scoring 120 runs from just 55 balls. The cameos from skipper Mitchell Marsh and Tim David hurt the West Indies even further. The Aussies have managed to score a huge total of 241 in their 20 overs putting West Indies under pressure straight away in the game.
The West Indies batters were put under the pump straight away with the score being at 75-5 in 7 overs. They were moving at a good rate, but the number of wickets falling was not something you want during a high total chase in the shortest format. West Indies captains Rovman Powell, Andre Russell and Jason Holder have tried their best to get their side in the game, but it was just too much for visitors. The West Indies innings ended on 207-9 in 20 overs where they not only lost the game by 34 runs but also lost the series.
Runout or not?
It might have been a disappointing game for the West Indies in this entire game where nothing was going their way, but even in the worst situations, you can still give your best shot. That is what exactly happened in the third delivery of the 19th over bowled by Spencer Johnson. It was wide and full delivery that Joseph hit towards the cover and tried to take a quick single. While taking the single Johnson whipped the bails off and went back to his mark. The replay had shown that Joseph was well outside his crease, however since there was no appeal Joseph had survived and remained not out at the end with the score of 2.
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There was a big argument on the field between the home side and on-field umpire Gerard Abood after the Aussies started an appeal after the replay. The umpire had made it clear that there was no appeal at the beginning as well. With increased tension on the field Australia skipper Mitchell Marsh finally had to get his team to get back to playing and avoid any more problems. This was a clear misunderstanding by the Aussie players, who did not appeal at the right time. The Umpire was right in taking his stand and the players had no right to question his decision.