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“He Certainly Impeded the Bowler”, Mike Hussey Slams Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade’s field obstruction incident creates controversy among cricket experts and fans.

Mike Hussey Slams Matthew Wade

The incident takes place during the first T20I of England’s tour of Australia 2022. While batting at the crease, Wade mishit England pacer Mark Wood’s delivery in the air and then obstructed the bowler from taking the catch.

Though England didn’t appeal against the incident wade couldn’t escape from the impacts created by the incident. Many cricket experts including former Australian players start to throw light on the incident.

Former Australia batter Mike Hussey, who is also the coaching consultant for England, is among the ones to comment.

Mike Hussey
Mike Hussey

Hussey feels that Wade “impeded” Wood “from a chance to take the catch”. “My understanding is the umpires asked Jos (Buttler) if he wanted to appeal and Jos said ‘oh don’t worry about it’,” Mike Hussey was quoted as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald.

“But it would have been interesting if it was just left to the third umpire to make a decision, because I felt as though, watching, he certainly impeded the bowler from a chance to take the catch.

“I’m sure if he was given out the crowd would have got involved a bit there. But it almost needed to be taken out of Jos’ hands and just be left to the third umpire or the umpires out there to make a call on what they thought.

“Obstructing the field doesn’t happen very often at all … I probably would have appealed.”

READ: Why Jos Buttler Didn’t Appeal Against Matthew Wade For Obstructing The Field

Talking about the match, Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first. With Jos Buttler’s and Alex Hales’s impressive knocks, England scored 208 runs for 6 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs. Australia’s Nathan Ellis took the maximum of 3 wickets at an economy rate of 5.00.

Australia’s David Warner made a strong opening and scored 73 runs during Australia’s run chase. Followed players struggled to build a partnership and loses wickets in regular intervals.

At the end of the 20 overs, Australia scored 200 runs for 9 wickets loss and lost the match by just 8 runs.

The second match of the tournament will be played on October 12 in Manuka Oval, Canberra while the last T20I match is scheduled to play on October 14.

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