WATCH: Umpire Nitin Menon and Matthew Wade Engage in Heated Argument During AUS vs ENG T20 World Cup 2024 Match

A heated moment unfolded during the Australia vs England match at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, as umpire ...

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: June 9, 2024 02:14 AM2024-06-09T02:14:13+5:302024-06-09T03:08:16+5:30

WATCH: Umpire Nitin Menon and Matthew Wade Engage in Heated Argument During AUS vs ENG T20 World Cup 2024 Match | WATCH: Umpire Nitin Menon and Matthew Wade Engage in Heated Argument During AUS vs ENG T20 World Cup 2024 Match

WATCH: Umpire Nitin Menon and Matthew Wade Engage in Heated Argument During AUS vs ENG T20 World Cup 2024 Match

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A heated moment unfolded during the Australia vs England match at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, as umpire Nitin Menon engaged in a dispute with Australian batsman Matthew Wade during the 18th over.

The incident occurred when England's Adil Rashid was bowling and Wade, while in his stance, attempted to withdraw but ended up playing the delivery defensively. He believed it should have been called a dead ball, but Menon disagreed, leading to a verbal altercation between the two.

In the midst of the argument, the Indian umpire was observed making a 'shooing away' gesture with his hands, apparently instructing Wade to resume batting. Video footage of the incident quickly circulated on social media platforms.

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Match Highlights:

Defending champion England charged at Australia's tournament-best 201 total but fell 36 runs short in a one-sided contest at Kensington Oval. Australia, forced to bat first, made a brutal start with openers David Warner and Travis Head reaching 70-0 after 4.5 overs. However, they were pulled back and posted 201-7, the highest total in the week-old tournament, which has featured tricky pitches.

Tasked with making the third biggest successful run chase in tournament history, England struggled and decayed to 165-6. Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins took two cheap wickets each. Australia moved on top of Group B with two wins from two matches, while England remained second to last, winless but with matches against Oman and Namibia to come.

The first big heavyweight match of the tournament, a day before India vs. Pakistan, failed to live up to its billing as Australia impressively squeezed England, which hit only three boundaries in the last six overs.

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