Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI: Controversy strikes as umpire calls Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery a ‘dead-ball’

There was a controversial moment in the third ODI between India and Australia after umpire Michale Gough called a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery a ‘dead ball’.


A bit of controversy struck the ongoing third and final ODI match between India and Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground as umpire Michael Gough cancelled a delivery by Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar after calling it a dead ball as the lanky pacer released the ball while he was behind the umpire. Bhuvneshwar looked surprised and was caught by the stump mic as saying “That can’t be a dead ball.” However, Gough didn’t listen to any of it and held by the earlier decision and asked Bhuvneshwar to bowl the delivery again.

It was in the 9th over, when the incident happened. But, Bhuvneshwar got his revenge by dismissing Finch on the last ball of the 9th over as he bagged his second wicket of the match after sending Alex Carey back to the pavilion early in the innings. As per the law of the game, the delivery was fair by Bhuvneshwar and should have been called a ‘dead ball.’  Surprisingly, Gough didn’t even consult his fellow umpire Paul Wilson regarding the decision.

Here is the incident:

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This one was called a dead ball…

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Meanwhile, India were at the top of the third and final ODI after sending the top four Australian batter back to the hut. Openers Finch and Carey were dismissed for five and 14 respectively, while Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh were sent packing for 34 and 39 respectively.

Skipper Virat Kohli announced three changes to the playing XI as Vijay Shankar was handed his debut, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav were brought in for Kuldeep Yadav and Ambati Rayudu, whereas Shankar replaced Mohammed Siraj in the XI.

Meanwhile, the Kohli-led Team India is eyeing an ODI series win after sealing the Test series early on the tour. After the Australian tour, India will head towards New Zealand for five ODIs and three ODIs starting from January 23.


Source: https://www.timesnownews.com

(Note: This Story has been completely carried over from https://www.timesnownews.com and apaperboy.com has not edited the content)

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