In a dramatic turn of events during the T20 Blast 2024 match between Yorkshire and Lancashire, Pakistan’s Shan Masood found himself at the center of a controversial run-out decision that ultimately saved him from being dismissed. The incident occurred during the 15th over of Yorkshire’s innings when Masood attempted to play an unconventional shot off the bowling of Lancashire’s Jack Blatherwick.

Masood, batting on 58 at the time, was hit-wicket as he accidentally dislodged the bails with his foot while trying to execute the shot. However, Blatherwick’s delivery was a no-ball, which meant that Masood should have been safe. But the drama didn’t end there.

As Masood’s batting partner, Joe Root, was looking for a quick single, Masood, who had stepped out of the crease, was left stranded. Blatherwick, who had noticed Masood’s departure from the crease, took the opportunity to run him out at the non-striker’s end.

However, the on-field umpire denied the run-out, citing Law 31.7 of the MCC’s Laws of Cricket, which states that a batter can be given not out if they leave the wicket under a misapprehension of being out.

Shan Masood Survives Controversial Run-Out Decision in T20 Blast 2024 Match

The decision left Lancashire players and fans stunned, but it was within the rules of the game. Masood went on to add three more runs to his score before getting out.

Yorkshire ended with 173/8, with Joe Root making 43. A complete bowling effort from Yorkshire restricted Lancashire to 166/8 in their 20 overs, despite captain Keaton Jennings’ 24-ball 46. Yorkshire won by 7 runs, and skipper Masood was adjudged the Player of the match for his 41-ball 61.

“Rooty did tell me a no ball was called and that’s about all I remember”

Shan Masood

Shan Masood reacts to THAT chaotic moment against Lancashire.

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