3rd Test: Team India lets it rip after ‘impossible’ DRS reversal of Elgar’s LBW decision | Cricket News – Times of India
“Focus on your team as well, not just opposition”.
“Whole country is playing against XI guys”.
Right before the umpires were about to take the bails off, the third day of the third Test at Newlands got enveloped in drama and snowballed into a controversy.
The first session of Day Four will see a highly perturbed Team India walk out, making no bones about the fact that they felt “cheated” by what happened.
The giant screen shows where the ball hit on the pad. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
The incident was a result of a DRS ‘gaffe’ when a R Ashwin delivery that looked like it was going on to hit the stumps eventually was seen missing the bails, after the review. So much so that even field umpire Marais Erasmus was surprised and said something to the tune of “looks impossible” that was picked by the stump mic.
You know how they say technology is 99% accurate. Well today we saw the other 1%. #SAvIND https://t.co/v9BvpGP8TL
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) 1642089108000
It was the fourth ball of the 21st over and the ball had gone straight to hit Elgar’s pads, instantly given out by Erasmus.
Elgar opted for a review and Hawkeye showed the trajectory of the delivery as going over the leg stump.
The Indian team looked more than just dismayed, and they started mouthing off. Elgar got out soon after, caught down the leg side off Bumrah. The field, nevertheless, was on fire.
Kohli and Indian players on the stump mic #SAvIND https://t.co/fXs6x8RFtD
— Xolani (@ThatXolani) 1642090918000
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