Adelaide Strikers captain Colin Ingram showed great sportsmanship by calling back James Pattinson. The southpaw batsman was ruled out by the third umpire even after he had made his way back into the crease. There was a lot of confusion in the middle. Subsequently, Ingram decided to call back James Pattinson to hold the spirit of the game.
Meanwhile, the defending champions have commenced their title defence on the high after they won the first match by five wickets and five balls to spare. Rashid Khan was awarded the Man of the match as the leg-spinner scalped three wickets.
“It was a unique scenario. I chatted with Ben Laughlin and he said ‘what’s the option of withdrawing the appeal?’,” Strikers captain Colin Ingram said.
“I didn’t know if it was an option.
“(But) we could all clearly see it wasn’t out. We thought he pressed the wrong button.
“We’ve got to back what we saw. We wanted to get on with the game.”
Meanwhile, a spokesperson said that there was some confusion regarding the decision of the third umpire. In fact, there was mis-communication between the third umpire and the on-field umpire.
“We experienced some communication issues between the third and field umpires who thought it was a mistake,” the spokesperson said.
“When it panned out a little longer the Strikers withdrew their appeal and asked the batsman to stay – the right decision was reached.”
Consequently, it was good to see that Colin Ingram maintained the integrity of the sport. On the other hand, Alex Carey played a fine knock for Adelaide Strikers to take them close to the target of 147 runs. Thus, it was a fine start for the reigning champions.