Shan Masood survives

Watch: A controversial dead ball call by the on-field umpires saved Shan Masood during a Vitality T20 Blast game between Yorkshire and Lancashire on Thursday (June 20). 

Yorkshire were 117-2 after 14 overs against Lancashire. In the next over by Jack Blatherwick, Yorkshire captain Shan Masood, on 58, got a reprieve when he stepped on to his stumps when he tried to play a reverse ramp and the ball hit his helmet. Non-striker Joe Root called for a single, and Masood was run out by a mile at the non-striker’s end.

The umpires ruled Masood not out. Later, the X handle of Vitality Blast clarified that Masood remained not out under article 31.7 of MCC's Laws of Cricket, under which a dead ball is called for a "Batter leaving the wicket under a misapprehension".

It elaborates: "An umpire shall intervene if satisfied that a batter, not having been given out, has left the wicket under a misapprehension of being out. The umpire intervening shall call and signal Dead ball to prevent any further action by the fielding side and shall recall the batter.

What led to the confusion was whether Masood knew the umpire had ruled not out before leaving the crease. Several social media users suggested he indeed was aware that it was a no ball.

Masood fell for 61 as Yorkshire amassed 173-8 and restricted Lancashire to 166-8.

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