India is currently playing against Australia in a T20I game at SCG in Sydney. The game was hampered with a controversial instance when the Indian skipper’s review call was dispersed due to his late follow-up. And, he was not impressed with that decision of third-umpire. India vs Australia is currently playing the final affair of the three-match T20I series at SCG.
Australia got off to a poor start to their game in 3rd T20I. They lost their in-form opener Steve Smith and skipper Aaron Finch quite early in the game. But, Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell have emerged as big obstacles for the Indian bowling-unit. They are smashing bowlers with ease and Men in Blue no answer for the same.
They have stitched a partnership of 51 runs in just 28 balls. Wade has scored 68 runs off 44 balls and Maxwell is batting at 23 runs. The controversial instance happened in the 11the over of the game.
Kohli Delayed Review Call Cost India Big Disadvantage In 3rd T20I
The left-arm pacer T Natarajan bowled a brilliant full-length delivery against dangerous batsman Matthew Wade. He tried to play sweep but missed the ball that went and directly hit pads. The bowler including others made an appeal for leg before the wicket. However, the on-field umpire was adjudged Wade not out.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli discussed it with other players before going for a review. But, he took one that was dispersed by the third-umpire. And, the on-field umpire informed Kohli that he didn’t take review within the first 15 seconds and before the replays are on the big-screen.
As per the rules, no team is allowed to take the review post replays on the big screen. But that didn’t happen in the case in the 11th over of the game.
Later on, Aakash Chopra also showed his agreement over the same. He took to his official Twitter handle and said that it is the right decision taken by the umpire. But, he also pointed out that whether the replay was shown early on the big screen or not. He wrote,” Right decision made. Can’t have the review after the replays are on the big screen. But was it up earlier than it should have been??? Or was it played only after 15 seconds had lapsed?? #Wade #Natarajan #AusvInd.”
In the replay, it was clearly visible that Matthew Wade was out. But, it was a big mistake committed by the Indian skipper in delaying his call for a review. The southpaw scored 80 runs off 52 balls before getting out to Shardul Thakur in the penultimate over of the game.