During the 19th over of the second innings, West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph directed the ball towards covers and attempted a run.
Australia captain Mitchell Marsh retrieved the ball and threw it to Spencer Johnson, who dislodged the bails.Despite the incident, there was minimal excitement among the Australian team. Umpire Gerard Abood could be heard saying, seemingly to the third umpire, “No appeal.”
After the incident, the replay clearly displayed that Joseph was short of the crease, prompting Australia players to initiate celebrations. Despite the evident dismissal, umpire Gerard Abood stated that no formal appeal had been made.
When players started to gather around the umpire he said, “Stop, stop, stop…there was no appeal.”
Tim David was insisting that he had appealed while David Warner said, “it’s an umpire error.” In reply, Abood said, “Can we get on with the game, guys…guys we are getting into real poor territory.”
According to ICC, Law 31.3, the timing of appeals, “For an appeal to be valid, it must be made before the bowler begins his/her run-up or, if there is no run-up, his/her bowling action to deliver the next ball, and before Time has been called.”
Australia eventually went on to win the game by 34 runs. Maxwell’s unbeaten 120 off 55 deliveries and a clinical spell from bowlers helped the Baggy Greens inflict a 34-run defeat over the Caribbean side and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
While chasing a target of 242, West Indies suffered early blows with Brandon King (5), Nicholas Pooran (18), Shai Hope (0) and Johnson Charles (24) losing their wicket inside the powerplay.
Skipper Rovamn Powell and Andre Russell launched a counterattack with a 47-run stand. They entertained the spectators with a couple of boundaries and high-flying shots.
However, it was not enough to help West Indies steer towards victory, Australia have gained an unassailable 2-0 lead and will face the Caribbean side on Tuesday.
(With inputs from ANI)