On the 52nd over on the last day of the 2nd Test, Bairstow dodged Cameron Green’s slow bouncer and left the field thinking the ball was already dead. However, Alex Carey broke the stump, and third umpire Mare Erasmus ruled the kick in favor of Australia. At that point England led 193-5, Bairstow was batting 10 and the score was 371.
An England player later said he thought the referees had declared Over, which meant the ball was dead. Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey kicked off the stump, and Bairstow got an out after a brief review.
Bairstow was at first confused and then clearly unhappy that he was removed. He left Stokes as the last acknowledged batter. England lost by 43 points and lost 2-0 in the five-game series.
Australia had to endure the bitterness of the crowd for the rest of the match.
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Sunday apologized unreservedly to the Australian team after several club members allegedly insulted several visiting players at the long Lords Hall.
The Long Room is a unique place in world cricket, and players who pass through the pavilion receive a tremendous privilege. Emotions were high after the morning game, and unfortunately a small number of members exchanged words with some of the Australian team, MCC said in a statement.