Russell was ambling to his crease at the non-striker’s end at that point, expecting the throw to arrive (only) at the striker’s end
Dhaka appealed for both run-outs, and while Mahmudullah was safe, Russell wasn’t.
According to the Laws of Cricket, the ball was not dead after hitting the first set of stumps, as, in this instance, it would only be dead when the batter was dismissed. The first part of Law 20 states:
The ball becomes dead when
(22.214.171.124) it is finally settled in the hands of the wicketkeeper or of the bowler
(126.96.36.199) a boundary is scored
(188.8.131.52) a batter is dismissed. The ball will be deemed to be dead from the instant of the incident causing the dismissal…
An international umpire who did not want to be named told ESPNcricinfo of the dismissal: “It was a clean dismissal. The fielding side appealed for the first direct-hit. Since it was not out, the decision was transferred to the next chance of dismissal. In this case it was a run-out at the non-striker’s end.”
Russell had his hands on his hips, wondering at his luck.
Dhaka went on to finish on 183 for 6, with Tamim Iqbal top scoring in the innings with 50 off 42. It would not be enough, with Khulna chasing down their target with five wickets and six balls to spare.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84