Can't believe it ': Cricket world explodes over Mitch Marsh action.

Mitch Marsh faced controversy in the first ODI against the West Indies - but only after the Windies sought a review.



Marsh scored 20 in the opening ODI on Wednesday, catch by wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran from the leg side.


However, umpire Joel Wilson failed to point a finger and Marsh stood on his field.


Just when West Indies captain Kieron Pollard called for a review, Marsh became fully aware and started walking off the field, the DRS finding him guilty.

Mitch Marsh, filmed running here, but only after being picked up for a West Indies review.

Mitch Marsh departed, but only after the West Indies took over for review. Image: Fox Sports

Mitch Marsh faced controversy after making his debut in the first ODI against the West Indies - but only after the Windies sought a review.


Marsh scored 20 in the opening ODI on Wednesday, catch by wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran from the leg side.


However, umpire Joel Wilson failed to point a finger and Marsh stood on his field.


Just when West Indies captain Kieron Pollard called for a review, Marsh became fully aware and started walking off the field, the DRS finding him guilty.


By the time the verdict came, Marsh was back in the grandstand.


The Windies players were clearly dissatisfied with Marsh's tactics, with the Australian batsman sharing a few words with his opponents as he left the field.


Fans were hugely divided on social media, with some suggesting to go straight if they knew Marsh had hit it.


Others said the Australian star had every right to wait for the umpire's decision.


The Caribbean cricket podcast tweeted, "Marsh defied for more than 10 seconds and then went toward grandstand after a review through the seconds suggested by Pollard."