Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane dismissed on English all-rounder Ben Stokes’ no-ball.
In a dismissal which caused a lot of commotion on and off the ground, Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was found wanting in front of the stumps by England’s star all-rounder, Ben Stokes. However, the outcome of the whole dismissal did not remain that simple for it ended up being a controversial decision by the umpire.
A niggle to Stokes did not let captain Joe Root introduce him into the attack. He was given the red cherry as late as in the 43rd over. What had caused a lot of surprise among the viewers was the fact that someone of the ability of Keaton Jennings was given the ball ahead of him.
The debatable dismissal happened on the penultimate delivery of the 47th over, Stokes’ third over. The game-changer that he is, affecting a dismissal took him only 17 balls. A genuine in-swinger from Stokes had beaten Rahane all ends up. After on-field umpire Bruce Oxenford gave him out, Rahane consulted Pujara about opting for a review.
Rather than throwing light on whether the ball missed the stumps or not, what the review brought in front of everyone was that Stokes had overstepped. In which was a highly close call, third umpire Joel Wilson’s words of the ball being a ‘fair delivery’ didn’t go well with the viewers.
Upon his first contact on the pitch, Stokes’ heel was in the air which according to the umpire would have been inside the crease. The other side of the review displayed that the ball was completely hitting the stumps which gave India the double blow of Rahane being dismissed and India losing a review. Coming in to bat at No. 5, Rahane didn’t last long as he scored 11 (14) with the help of a lone boundary.
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WATCH – Stokes traps Rahane lbw with an inswinger https://t.co/kUD7MN3tlv
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