The Australian cricket team ran through a disappointing campaign in the recently-concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Aaron Finch and Co. had the opportunity to defend the title at home but things didn’t go the way they wanted. They were knocked out of the competition owing to an insufficient Net Run Rate, which gave England a good chance to make further moves.
Moreover, England’s win over Sri Lanka in their last game of the Super 12 confirmed their chances of qualifying for the semis. Just days after England won the T20 World Cup title by beating Pakistan at the MCG, they were asked to stay to complete the remaining part of their tour of Australia. Ahead of the showpiece event, England beat Australia 2-0 in the three-match T20I series.
The third and final T20I saw no result as the game was abandoned due to rain. Speaking of the ODI series, the England cricket team led by Jos Buttler failed to get the better of Australia in the ODI series. They looked totally clueless, more often than not, and they ended up losing each and every game of the ODI series.
Adam Zampa in disbelief after ball tracking confuses everyone
Australia won the ODI series opener by six wickets and then followed it up with a 72-run win over the Three Lions. The Aussies approached the dead rubber with a positive mindset as they went on to win the game by a big margin of 221 runs. During the third and final game, a bizarre incident took place during England’s innings which took everyone by surprise.
Not only did it take the Australian players by surprise, but it also left them in splits owing to the ball-tracking technology. The incident took place during the third ball of the 30th over when Adam Zampa pitched the ball right in front of Liam Dawson’s pads.
The right-handed batter was unable to pick the length and ended up missing it. The ball went on to hit the batsman between the middle and leg. As the ball struck the pads, the Aussies appealed in unison and just as the umpire hesitated to raise the finger, hoping that the ball might have missed the leg-stump, the ball tracking result confused everyone.
The DRS depicted the ball hitting the middle and off stump and soon after that, Adam Zampa couldn’t believe what he saw on the big screen and so were the teammates who did nothing but laugh at the ball tracking. The video clip has since gone viral on social media.