Mohammad Rizwan declared out on a no-ball

Mohammad Rizwan no-ball Brisbane controversial no-ball third umpire
21 Nov, 2019 2:23 pm

BRISBANE (92 News) – Pakistan troubled after the controversial after wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan was controversially given an out by the on-field umpire during the first Test against Australia.

The third umpire declared Muhammad Rizwan out on a suspicious no-ball after watching replay again and again. In the video of replay, it can be easily seen that the no part of the foot of bowler was previous from the crease.

But the on-field umpire had given him out on a suspicious no-ball during a critical juncture of the match which was also upheld by third umpire Michael Gough.

Pakistan cricket fans were in a uproar after controversial decision by the umpire. Pakistan were settling down after they went down 94/5 when Rizwan was edged by Pat Cummins to Tim Paine, which the TV replays later confirmed was a no-ball.

Vishal Dikshit, a senior cricket analyst, urged the authorities to be vigilant and asked for proper use of latest tools available. “Technology is there to reduce the errors but you need to know how to use it,” he said.

On the other hand, Australia’s bowlers have endured a difficult start to the summer as Pakistan went to lunch at 0-75 but Australia make strong comeback in post-lunch session and took 5 wickets continuously on the opening morning of the first Domain Test at the Gabba.

Pakistan’s first wicket fell on a score of 75 when Shan Masood got caught in the hands of Smith on the ball of Cummons by 27 runs, with fellow opener and captain Azhar Ali also at 75. As they walked, his catch caught by Burns at Hazel Wood’s ball.

Pakistan were bowled out for 240 on Day 1 of 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane. Asad Shafiq battled hard with a valiant 76, but the home team’s bowlers were exceptional, bowling Pakistan out for 240. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers with 4/52.

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