In the ongoing 4th Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, something bizarre happened today that left Australia shell-shocked.
Apparently, a DRS call taken by the visitors the evidence showed that Gill was not out, Smith and Lyon didn’t look convinced.
After the air cleared a bit, they decided to have a long discussion with the on-field umpire, Richard Kettleborough.
This incident happened in the 18th over when Gill and Rohit had taken India off to a blazing start.
The review was taken based on an assumption that there was a close impact between the bat and the ball.
However, the evidence suggested that the impact was surely pad first, but it had hit outside off-stump.
Moreover, the ball tracking was already showing that the impact was three meters high but the umpire still decided to go ahead with the ball tracker.
It then revealed that the ball went on to hit the stumps. Thereafter, umpire Kettleborough was asked to signal not out but it left the visitors in a quandary.
India comes back strongly in the 4th Test against Australia
The discussion of the DRS call went on for a long time between Lyon, Smith, and umpire Kettleborough.
The umpire kept saying ‘going down’ which meant that the ball had completely missed the leg stump altogether.
However, skipper Smith was left surprised and was heard saying ‘What?’ on the stump mic.
Afterward, when the confusion was cleared amongst the players and umpire, the match resumed.
Meanwhile, Australia didn’t have to wait long as they quickly got their first breakthrough in Rohit Sharma.
Rohit smashed the ball towards the cover region where Marnus Labuschagne took a sharp catch to dismiss him.
The Indian skipper was quite angry about throwing away his wicket because the surface looked quite lovely to bat on.
Gill looked in good form as he partnered up with Pujara. He scored a half-century and remained unbeaten on 65 and Pujara scored 22 not out from 46 balls.
India went on to score 94 runs in the opening session of Day 3 and took their score to 129/1 by lunch and were trailing Australia by 351 runs.
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