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Matthew Wade obstructing the field, Jos Buttler elects not to appeal, reason, video, England beat Australia

England skipper Jos Buttler has explained why he chose not to appeal against Matthew Wade obstructing the field, saying he did not want to put the partisan Australian crowd off ahead of the World Cup.

With their opening T20 match on a knife’s edge, Wade — Australia’s supreme finisher and a World Cup hero from last year — top-edged a short ball from Mark Wood and later prevented the bowler from taking a catch near the batter’s wickets when he stuck out his arm to prevent him from moving to the ball.

While initially it appeared as though Wade, whose helmet needed replacing after the ball clipped it on the way up, was merely disorientated and did not know where the ball was, he clearly made a play at the bowler in the heat of the moment.

Buttler who was watching the ball behind the stumps in his role as wicket-keeper was asked whether he wanted to appeal, but quickly turned down…

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