It seemed everything is going in favour of Pakistan in T20 cricket as the team is hardly missing out a chance to make headlines for all the good reasons. However, yesterday D'Arcy Short's dismissal by Imad Wasim created a lot of furore as the replays seemed to suggest that it was a not-out.
Pakistan and T20 cricket have continued to be a good ally as the South Asian nation clinched their tenth consecutive T20 International series with an 11-run win over Australia in the second encounter of the three-match series in Dubai on Friday. While Australia
The incident happened as early as the third over of the Australian innings when Aaron Finch powered a flatter delivery at the stumps and Imad Wasim managed to get a finger to it. The ball clipped Imam's hand and went back to hit the stumps and for a moment, it seemed like a dismissal. Umpire immediately referred it to the upstairs to get a clarification on D'Arcy Short’s bat position at the time the ball hit the stumps.
On replay, from one angle, it was apparent that Short's bat was on the ground at the time of the impact but
"Maybe the third umpire pressed the wrong button. We've all made mistakes. As we probably saw it in the change rooms, there wasn't really any doubt. I think if you even look at the way he's holding his bat, it's very hard to hold it above the line with the bat sitting out of his gloves," Maxwell said in the post-match press conference.
However, Sarfraz Ahmed didn’t buy to Maxwell’s words as he stated that it was a clear dismissal.