Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc is garnering praise from all over not only for his performance in the third ODI against England but also because of not running out Adil Rashid. The incident occurred in the 49th over of the English innings.
Two balls before the incident, Rashid had smashed Mitchell Starc for a massive six and the latter had the chance to send the bowler back. However, the left-arm pacer decided against it although running out a player at the non-striker’s end is well within the rules of the game.
Even before Mitchell Starc could deliver the ball, Rashid had come out of the crease as England looked to add as many runs as they could at the end of their innings. Mitchell Starc had the opportunity to knock off Rashid’s bails to send him back but he did not. Instead, he pulled up in his bowling action and told Rashid to stay in his crease.
Here is a clip of that incident:
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Australia beat England in a thriller:
As far as the game is concerned, Australia went on to beat England by three wickets to clinch the series 2-1. Incidentally, Mitchell Starc finished the game by smashing Rashid for a six and a four in the final over of the match as Australia recovered from 73 for 5 to chase down 303.
Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell starred with the bat for the visitors as both scored centuries while sharing 212 runs for the sixth wicket. Maxwell hit a blistering 108 from 90 balls and Carey scored 106 to rescue their side.
Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey put on a record-breaking 212-run partnership to set up victory for Australia and claim a 2-1 series win.
— ICC (@ICC) September 16, 2020
The game ended in a thrilling manner as both Maxwell and Carey departed before steering the Aussies to safety. Maxwell fell with 15 balls remaining and Carey holed out at the end of the 49th over to leave Australia needing 10 runs from the final six balls.
But Starc made the difference with the bat to power his team to a memorable win. He hit the first ball of the final over from Adil Rashid for six before sweeping a boundary to end the game with two balls remaining.