WATCH: Warwickshire penalized by five runs after unfair act from skipper Carlos Brathwaite

Carlos Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite (Image Credits: Twitter)

Warwickshire’s skipper Carlos Brathwaite’s action in the game against Derbyshire cost his team five penalty runs. On Sunday, Derbyshire and Warwickshire were up against each other in the T20 Blast 2022 group game at the Edgbaston. Notably, Derbyshire defeated Warwickshire comfortably by seven wickets in the end.

The incident took place during the 13th over of the 2nd innings, as Carlos Brathwaite was bowling to Wayne Madsen. On the 4th delivery of the over, the big all-rounder bowled a length-ball just outside the off-stump and Madsen defended it straight to the bowler.

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However, trying to look for a run-out, the Warwickshire skipper released a powerful throw at the striker’s end stumps after collecting the ball in his follow-through. However, the ball hit Madsen, who didn’t get any time to dodge the bullet throw. He wasn’t pleased with Brathwaite at all and also complained to the umpire for the same.

Carlos Brathwaite apologized immediately after the throw

The Bears’ skipper apologized immediately to Wayne Madsen, but the on-field umpires penalized Warwickshire by five runs after having a discussion.

Watch the video here:

Talking about the game, Sam Hain’s powerful unbeaten knock of 73 runs off 40 deliveries took Warwickshire to a respectable total of 159/7 in 20 overs. Meanwhile, all lower-order batters, including Carlos Brathwaite and Adam Hose made handy contributions to stitch vital partnerships in the end.

Chasing the total, Derbyshire didn’t break a sweat courtesy of an unbeaten knock of 45 runs from the skipper Shan Masood and a match-winning fifty from Wayne Madsen. They completed the chase with 11 deliveries to spare and seven wickets in hand.

For Warwickshire, only Carlos Brathwaite and Olly Stone could scalp one wicket each with the ball. With the win, Derbyshire reached the 4th position in the points table with six wins and four losses in 10 games. Meanwhile, Warwickshire are 3rd with the same number of wins in 10 matches, courtesy of a better net-run rate.

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