Jos Buttler Explains Why He Didn’t Appeal Matthew Wade’s ‘Obstructing The Field’ Charge. Matthew Wade, the Australian wicket-keeper batter. Appear to have ‘obstructed the field’ while attempting to prevent Mark Wood from taking the catch. While Wade appeared to be at fault, England captain Jos Buttler decide not to appeal.
The first Twenty20 International between Australia and England held in Perth. Both teams score 200 runs. Even though England won the match, there is one incident that they will be unhappy about. Matthew Wade, the Australian wicket-keeper batter, appeared to have ‘obstructed the field’ while attempting to prevent Mark Wood from taking the catch. While Wade appear to be at fault, England captain Jos Buttler decide not to appeal.
The incident occurred in Australia’s 17th over, as the hosts attempted to chase down a target of 209 runs. Australia are still in the game, needing 39 runs from 22 balls.
Jos Buttler Explains Why He Didn’t Appeal Matthew Wade’s Field’ Charge
Wade was on strike, and Wood bowl a short-pitchdelivery to David Warner at the non-end. striker’s It was an awkward one for Wade, who didn’t know where the ball had gone after hitting his bat.
Wood would have easily caught the ball, but when Wade realized the England pacer on his way to catch the ball, he put his hand across the pacer and stopped him.
The England players were not amused by the Australian wicket-keeper batter’s antics, but they decided not to appeal. When asked about the incident after the game, Buttler said he wasn’t sure what happened but would file an appeal if it happened again in the T20 World Cup.
“I was staring at the ball the entire time, so I had no idea what happen. They asked if I wanted to appeal, but I thought it would be risky to do so so early in the trip because we would be in Australia for a long time “Buttler stated this during the post-game presentation ceremony.
When asked if there would be an appeal if such an incident occurred again during the T20 World Cup, Buttler said, “Maybe, yeah.”
England won the match by 8 runs and now leads the series 1-0. If the game had not ended in their favor, the ‘obstructing the field’ incident involving Wade could have sparked a larger controversy.