In the last Big Bash League encounter, which took place on Saturday, Melbourne Stars prevailed against the Adelaide Strikers by a score of 8 runs. Marcus Stoinis, an all-rounder for Australia, was instrumental in his team’s victory by playing a scorching knock of 74 runs off of 35 balls and guiding the Stars to 186/7. His performance was a vital factor in their success.
In their response, the Strikers were only able to score 178 runs despite Adam Hose scoring a half-century. However, there was a contentious point during the game when the umpires permitted Stoinis to continue batting even though he had over his allotted time.
The competition’s new rules stipulate that a batter will be considered “timed out” if he is unable to reach the batting crease within seventy-five seconds of the previous out being made.
The batter for the Strikers, Adam Hose, criticised the umpires for not paying attention to their requests.
“He (Stoinis) is a world-class player, but if I’m being completely honest, I was at cover for his first ball, and I’m quite sure he timed out. Even with 75 seconds to prepare, he was unprepared. Therefore, there was some misunderstanding between the umpires at that point.
We were all quite attractive… What what took place there is not entirely clear to me. According to a report that was published on foxsports.com.au, Hose was reported as saying, “I’m very positive his time was up.”
Stoinis provided a forceful response to the comments that had been made by Hose and indicated that he would not have appealed the decision if he had been on the opposing side of the situation.
“I examined the centre stump, made it there, and then stood back off because I noticed that the field was changing.” But the truth is that I wasn’t even aware that I was expected to stand there in any case.
There were a few instances in which the fielders moved while we were taking guard, despite the fact that we were prepared for anything. According to what I’ve been told, even though the field is moving… Stoinis was quoted as saying, “I’m not going to stand there until I can see (what the final fielding set-up looks like).”
It would appear that you need to be standing upright. “They appealed for it, but the field was moving so it ended up being a dead ball,” he added. “There was a dead ball with Hilts (Hilton Cartwright), they appealed for that, but it ended up being a dead ball.”
The BBL match that was originally scheduled to take place between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades has been rescheduled to take place between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Adelaide Strikers on Monday.