The ongoing second Test match between India and England in Chennai has seen some bizarre umpiring decisions. Especially by third umpire Anil Chaudhary that led fans and experts to raise eyebrows.
TV umpire for the second Test, Anil Chaudhary, had a day at the office that he needs to forget. There were two of his decisions that were questioned by many on the first day of the second Test match.
The first one was his decision to rule a very tight stumping decision in Rohit Sharma’s favour was debatable. Sharma survived the stumping. However the second decision on Ajinkya Rahane, India’s vice-captain, was a horrid one.
Leach bowled the 75th over of the first day when his second ball bounced off Rahane’s pad to Ollie Pope, who was fielding at short leg. The ball hit the glove on its way through. On-field umpire Virender Sharma declared not out and England instantly went for the DRS, and they were clear that Rahane had gloved it.
Third umpire was referred and Chaudhary checked the Ultra-Edge and bereft of a spike. He told Virender Sharma to stay with the on-field decision. England were not convinced.
“We were trying to get the third umpire to roll it through, they were checking the LBW. We knew that would have been not out. We were just trying to get them looking at what happened after the ball hit the pad,” Leach said after the day’s play.
Replays showed the full sequence, confirming that the TV umpire made a bad mistake.
India vs England: India way ahead in the second Test
On the Day 2 of the second Test match, India are 54-1 after they bowled out England for 134 runs and taken a heavy lead of 195 runs. The run over on England was made by Ravichandran Ashwin’s 29th five-wicket haul in Test cricket, making him the joint seventh on the list with Australian legend Glenn McGrath.
Ravi Ashwin took figures of 5-43 runs as India bowled England for 134 runs. Wicket-keeper Ben Foakes remained not out as well as top-scored for England with 42 off 107 balls.
For the second innings of India, they lost opener Shubman Gill for 14 as he fell to left-arm off-spinner Jack Leach, who trapped him forward for LBW. Apart from that wicket, Rohit Sharma (25*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (7*) are on the crease as India ended Day 2 at 54-1, leading by 249 runs.
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