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Sikandar Raza Expresses Disappointment Over Commentator’s Comments On Maxwell’s Dismissal
By CricShots - Sep 3, 2022 8:09 pm
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Zimbabwe pulled off an improbable win over Australia by three wickets in the third ODI in Townsville on September 3, Saturday, and got a win on the board in the three-match series. Australia, however, clinched the series with a lead of 2-1, and will now go into the three-match home ODI series against New Zealand, which will commence on September 6.

Ryan Burl dismissed Glenn Maxwell

On the fourth ball of the 27th over during Australia’s innings, leg spinner Ryan Burl delivered a full ball into Glenn Maxwell’s pads. Maxwell attempted to lick it on the on-side but instead found a leading edge as the ball gripped the surface and took the outside edge. The ball went up high in the air on the off-side, and bowler Burl got underneath it and took a comfortable catch.

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Commentating in Maxwell’s dismissal on Fox Cricket, the commentator said, “See, isn’t that a lucky one! He (Burl) knows how lucky that was.” Glenn Maxwell was dismissed for 19 runs off 22 balls. And Australia were on 129 for the loss of six wickets.

While it seems unclear as to why the commentator called the dismissal a “lucky one”, it did not go down well with Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza. He had no hesitation in taking it to social media and question what the commentator was inferring there. “How’s this a lucky one?” Raza wrote on Twitter. “Please someone help me out here.”

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It was a bad day for the Aussie batters on the pitch, barring David Warner, who played a splendid knock of 94 runs off 96 balls. None of the other batters in the innings went past a score of 20, with nine cricketers not even getting into double figures. Burl was the star with the ball, picking up five wickets for 10 runs in three overs. Australia eventually got bundled out for 141 in 31 overs.

It was not straightforward for the visitors in the second innings but skipper Regis Chakabva led from the front and saw off the chase. He was the highest run-getter with an unbeaten 37 and took his side home in 39 overs. The pick of the Aussie bowlers was pacer Josh Hazlewood, who finished with figures of three wickets for 30 runs with two maidens in 10 overs.