Aaron Finch’s dismissal creates doubts over Ball Tracking technology: The two varying points at which the ball pitched created questions regarding the technology.
During the third ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Ranchi, Australia captain Aaron Finch’s dismissal gave birth to plentiful doubts on the prevailing Ball Tracking technology.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 32nd over when India chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav found Finch wanting in front of the stumps. Going on the back-foot, Finch found himself in trouble once he missed the flick.
After the on-field umpire ruled the decision in the fielding team favour, Finch opted for the review. Several replays confirmed that the ball would have gone on to hit the stumps. However, what caused a lot of amazement was the fact that where the ball was originally pitched and where the replay portrayed it to pitch were completely different.
Had the replays depicted the original delivery, it would have still been out. Having said that, one doesn’t expect the technology to make such blunders. Watch the full video below:
What on earth has just happened with the Finch LBW? Ball tracker has the ball pitching somewhere completely different, and that sort of affects the trajectory doesn’t it. Might still be out, but bizarre. #INDvAUS #Finch pic.twitter.com/fDyZR1X0p0
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) March 8, 2019
Finch finds form
Coming on the back of a lean patch, Finch eventually gave the impression of finding his form back. Opening the batting with Usman Khawaja, the duo stitched a magnificent 193-run partnership for the first wicket.
Before getting out, Finch ended up scoring his 19th ODI half-century, 93 (99), with the help of 10 fours and three sixes. Watching him scoring runs before the ICC Cricket World Cup is highly likely to come as a respite for the Australian think-tank.
How Twitter reacted:
Finch LBW. Are we just gonna ignore the fact that ball tracking had it pitching in a totally different place to reality?
I saw it pitching middle, maybe even middle and off. Ball tracking had it pitching on leg.
Still out but pretty weird. #INDvsAUS
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) March 8, 2019
What the what… https://t.co/6hpPujswLN
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 8, 2019
Hard luck for Finch and India get their first.
Kuldeep Yadav provides the much-needed breakthrough!
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 8, 2019
Fifty for Aaron Finch! That also brings up the 100 partnership between he and Usman Khawaja!
Australia 0-111 after 17 overs.
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 8, 2019
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