During the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 match against England at Kensington Oval, Barbados, Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade was stunned when umpire Nitin Menon dismissed his argument over a dead ball.

In the 18th over of Australia’s innings, Wade hit Adil Rashid for a four. On the next delivery, he pulled out, claiming he wasn’t ready, but still defended the ball back to the bowler. Wade expected Menon to call it a dead ball, but the umpire was upset since Wade had played the ball back instead of letting England’s wicket-keeper Jos Buttler collect it.

Wade’s Heated Exchange with Umpire Menon During AUS vs ENG Match

Wade disagreed with Menon’s decision to declare it a fair delivery and argued with the umpire, who told him to return to his position.After taking a single on the next ball and reaching the non-striker’s end, Wade continued his discussion with Menon and even argued with Adil Rashid.

Wade remained unbeaten with 17 runs off 10 balls, helping Australia reach a total of 201/7.Earlier, David Warner and Travis Head added 70 runs for the opening wicket, with contributions from captain Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis pushing the Aussies past 200.

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