Updated: November 10, 2018 10:41:12
Patrick Cummins explained his bizarre reaction to the dismissal of David Miller from South Africa during the second ODI in Adelaide on Friday. The incident occurred after Australian Aaron Finch asked for a recap of the LBW appeal when Marcus Stoinis blocked Miller. The left batsman scored half a century and led Proteas in a crucial stage of the match.
Miller had made a long fall from the crest, so there was a good chance that the decision would go to South Africa. Therefore, when the DRS check verification showed all three red lights, the players in Australia were ecstatically celebrated, with the exclusion of Cummins, who was seen looking at the screen with a confused expression.
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 9, 2018
In a video uploaded to Twitter after Australia won the 7-round match, Cummins explained the reasons for her reaction. In the film, teammate Glenn Maxwell asked Cummins: "It was a photo that appeared on social media where everyone celebrates except you. What happened there?"
In his answer, Cummins said, "I was a bit slow. I probably did not make bowlers too much favor." You know, we always try to say we're the smart ones.
– Direct Hit (@ directhitau) November 9, 2018
He added that he did not know what was happening. "I had no idea what was going on and everybody just started to celebrate," he said. Maxwell added that Cummins made several replies to realize that Australia had the square. "You did not start celebrating up to three or four more replies, and then you were like," oh, we have a wicket, "Maxwell added.
With victory, Australia scored the series at 1-1, with the third and final ODI set to be played on Sunday.
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