Moment Australian cricketers Usman Khawaja and David Warner confront MCC members in the Long Room at Lord’s as Ashes turn nasty in ‘cheating’ row after England’s Jonny Bairstow’s controversial defeat
Australian cricketers Usman Khawaja and David Warner faced off against members of the Marylebone Cricket Club in Lord’s Long Room today following the controversial defeat of England’s Jonny Bairstow.
English cricket fans were left in a rage when Alex Carey stunned Bairstow on day five of the second Ashes Test.
The angry crowd booed Australia as they were on the pitch in an exhibition that amazingly continued into the Long Room.
Boos were heard from MCC members as the Australian players walked down the aisle before lunch.
Khawaja could be seen arguing with a club member before being pushed aside by a teammate and staff member. Warner was also confronted by onlookers.
Cricket fans were furious when Jonny Bairstow was controversially stumped by Alex Carey at Lord’s
Carey bowled the ball into the stumps as Bairstow had wandered out of his ground.
Tempers flared between the teams when Australian skipper Pat Cummins proceeded with the appeal.
Starting the day at 114-4 and requiring 371 to win, Ben Duckett and Ben Stokes started well as the England captain topped 50.
Duckett was finally dismissed for an 83 well done when Carey took a sensational one-handed catch to the side of the leg.
However, just as Bairstow and Stokes were developing a promising partnership, the England goalkeeper was bizarrely sacked.
After dodging a Cameron Green keeper, he left his box believing the ball was dead.
However, Carey brought the ball back to the stumps and hit them, with Bairstow out of their wicket meaning the Aussies took extremely cheap wicket when tempers flared.
The Lord’s crowd was infuriated by the unsportsmanlike actions of the visitors as they booed loudly and in particular Carey and captain Pat Cummins who decided to proceed with the appeal.
Stuart Broad was the next to enter and he was also furious, exchanging intense words with Marnus Labuschagne and Cummins.
England supporters on social media were equally angry and shared their thoughts on the incident.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer led the reaction and simply said ‘Wow’.
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan added: ‘Can’t you be serious?! Australia, that’s pathetic. How could you possibly want to win an ashes test match like that?
Paul Newman of Mail Sport also said, “That’s very, very poor Australia.”
Bairstow couldn’t believe what had happened and was clearly not happy when he left.
Stuart Broad was the next to enter and exchanged some intense words with the Australian players.
Several cricket fans expressed their anger and disbelief at the sacking on social media.
A strange passage of the game began before lunch when an irritated Stokes took the attack to Australia, scoring 50 runs in the next five overs while running a superb hundred.
As the players headed to lunch, the Aussies received more vociferous criticism, including from MCC members as the players walked through the long room.
Usman Khawaja and David Warner got into an altercation with supporters while on their way to their dressing room in unprecedented scenes at the House of Cricket.
England were 243-6 at the end of the first session, requiring another 128 to win.