Marcus Stoinis run out vs England: Aussie all-rounder gets involved in a terrible mix-up with Steve Smith to lose his wicket at The Lord’s
During the 32nd match of the ongoing 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Australia, Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis got involved in a terrible mix-up with his partner Steve Smith, to ultimately run himself Out at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
It all happened during the 42nd over of the first innings. Australia were on their way to post at least 330 on the board, especially after a sublime opening stand of 123 between skipper Aaron Finch (100 off 116) and David Warner (53 off 61).
The loss of Glenn Maxwell (12 off 8) at a crucial juncture (38.2), was a big blow to the Aussie camp, but they were still on their course for a total above than 300. In such a case, the last thing they would have wanted is a run-out- which is exactly what happened.
A terrible mix-up
In the 3rd delivery of the 42nd over bowled by Adil Rashid, former Australian skipper Steve Smith hit a decent off-drive just to the right of the fielder at covers, through the gap between covers and long-off.
It seemed a couple of runs the moment it left off the bat, and Stoinis at the non-striker ran straight with the same intention. But, Jonny Bairstow at long-off was pretty quick to scamper through for the ball, and released it pretty quick towards Rashid at the non-striker’s end.
Stoinis perhaps had not expected Bairstow to cover the ground so quickly, and continued to run back at the non-striking end, without even noticing Smith’s signal for a one at the other end. Both the batsmen thus, found themselves at the same end at one point, and Rashid made no mistake to throw the ball quickly back to Jos Buttler, who did the formality with consummate ease.
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Australia, however ended up on 285/7 after 50 overs, courtesy a small little cameo by Alex Carey (38 off 27). It was a splendid comeback by the English bowlers, as they scalped 6 wickets at the cost of only 86 runs during the middle-overs.
Chris Woakes was the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 10-0-46-2. Each of the other three English pacers- Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, and Ben Stokes picked one wicket apiece.