ICC World Cup 2015: Australia vs England ODI ends with a dead ball

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia vs England ODI ends with a dead ball

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia vs England ODI ends with a dead ball: The first match of the World Cup 2015 in Australia between hosts Australia and England ended with England losing the match by 111 runs. While the game was always in Australia’s favor and them dominating the most of the 100 overs. The last ball of the over though drew controversy as the post-match enquiry proved it to be a dead ball.

After the match ended according to the officials, a Playing Control Team (PCT) meeting was held and replays of the last ball found that the 300th ball of the innings bowled to James Taylor which resulted in James Anderson being declared run out.

The ball was reviewed using the Decision Review System (DRS) but at that point in the game the on-field and the third umpire could not determine that the ball was not a valid delivery and should have been called a dead ball. Thus the game officially ended with only 49.5 balls while the last ball stands dead and should not be officially counted.

International Cricket Council cleared the issue once the match was over releasing a clarification note to the media with which accepting the error that occurred on their part.

Following Australia’s 111-run victory over England in the Group A ICC Cricket World Cup clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday night, the Playing Control Team (PCT) met and reviewed the final ball of the game which resulted in James Anderson being given run out.

Article 3.6a of Appendix 6 of the Decision Review System (DRS) Playing Conditions states that the ball should have been deemed dead when the batsman (James Taylor) was given out leg before wicket (lbw). No further runs or dismissals were possible.

The PCT spoke to the England team management and acknowledges that the game ended incorrectly and an error was made.