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Pak vs Ind: Free hit and no-ball controversy divides social media

Pak vs Ind: Free hit and no-ball controversy divides social media

Everyone’s favourite India vs Pakistan happened today at Melbourne Cricket Stadium (MCG). Although the cloud burst expectations were supposed to spoil the game, but rain played fairly. Instead, it was the umpires who did not.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan seemed to be struggling with the bat. After the openers departed, Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed took charge of the duties, scoring 51 and 52 respectively to save the team. The batters managed to put 159 on the board, but a target of 160 looked heavier on India the way they started.

Pakistan’s super bowlers managed three wickets in the powerplay and dropped another down to create pressure. With a low score, India continued, but the dead-over dramas gifted them the match. It ended on the very last ball, or else the result could have been decided by the super over.

Haris Rauf was excelled to bowl the second last over, whereas spinner Mohammad Nawaz was propelled to deliver the final over under pressure. Although the bowlers in the last overs conceded a few boundaries, but things could have been different had the umpire been fair on Nawaz’s delivery to Virat Kohli, which turned out a no-ball, consequently a free hit, and then byes.

The experts understand that no rules allow byes after being cleaned bowled on a no-ball, and instead, it could have been a dead ball despite of three byes the umpire called. Here is how everyone reacts:

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