A bizarre incident happened in New Zealand vs Ireland 2nd ODI match when umpire Paul Reynolds was forced to change his decision after giving out.
New Zealand faced Ireland in the 2nd ODI on Tuesday where the Blackcaps secured a 3 wickets victory. An incident caught all the attraction of the match when New Zealand pacer Blair Tickner forced batter Simi Singh to edge an outside off-stump ball that went straight to keeper Tom Latham. Umpire raised his finger first but later he declared the ball as a dead ball as bowler Balir’s towel was dropped during his run-up.
The dead ball call certainly dissatisfied the fielding team but it was well under the cricket law. According to law 220.127.116.11 umpire can signal a dead ball if the batsman is distracted by any noise or movement or in any other way while preparing to receive, or receive a delivery.
As Blair’s falling towel created a distraction for the batter so it was legally declared as a dead ball.
With the bizarre, Simi Singh got a lucky escape. Though his innings were not enough to secure a win for their team. Ireland put up a score of 216 which New Zealand chased down with 3 wickets to spare and clinched an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the 3-match ODI series.