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Watch: Andre Russell loses his cool after umpiring shocker in CPL semifinal

Andre Russell was subject to a poor umpiring decision leading to his dismissal in the CPL 2020 semifinal.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 9, 2020 7:50:08 pm
andre russell, andre russell angry, russell angry on umpireAndre Russell scored just 2 in the semifinal. (Screengrab)

Andre Russell was at the receiving end of a questionable decision on Tuesday during Jamaica Tallwahs’ CPL 2020 semi-final match against Trinbago Knight Riders at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.

After Trinbago Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field, they reduced Jamaica to 10/3 inside three overs. The batting side struggled to gain control in the innings and hoped that Russell would turn the tide when he came on at number seven at 63/5.

But, on the third ball of the fourteenth over, things turned bad to worse for the Tallawahs.

Off the bowling of Sunil Narine, Russell charged forward to defend the ball, but due to the spin it deflected off his pads to the slip cordon. Dwayne Bravo caught the ball, and umpire Nigel Duguid raised his index finger.

The 32-year-old Russell, who scored 2 from 5 balls, couldn’t hide his emotions on the pitch at the wrong decision as he slammed his bat on the ground in frustration.

The lack of a Decision Review System (DRS) in the CPL proved to be costly for Jamaica Tallawahs as they were reduced to 68/6 in 13.3 overs. With the help of Rovman Powell (33) and Carlos Brathwaite (13*), they managed to finish the innings on 107/7 at the end of 20 overs.

Trinbago Knight Riders, on the other hand, chased the target comfortably and won the contest by 9 wickets. Lendl Simmons and Tion Webster remained unbeaten at the crease adding 97 runs for the second wicket and helping their side chase the target in just 15 overs.

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