Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Michael Vaughan questions umpiring standards in Pink-ball Test-Former England captain Michael Vaughan was displeased with an umpiring decision in the third Test on Wednesday. The incident occurred during the 31st over when Rohit Sharma was given ‘not out’. The decision was given in India’s favour by the third umpire against England in the Pink-ball Test.
On-field umpire Shamshuddin said that the foot was grounded and the decision was not out when Rohit Sharma missed to read a ball off Jack Leach and Ben Foakes dislodged the stumps. The England players swarm around the umpire and they were not happy with the decision. The telly umpire took a couple of frames and concluded it’s not out. Need to see more replays to confirm if he was right.
“The 3rd umpire once again not looking at enough camera angles … very very poor !!” tweeted Michael Vaughan.
The 3rd umpire once again not looking at enough camera angles … very very poor !! #INDvENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 24, 2021
“England were again nonplussed, and Root had some words with umpire Menon. He remonstrated with him, but eventually accepted the decision.” said ESPN Cricinfo.
Earlier. during the second session, Ben Stokes had claimed a catch of Shubman Gill at slips, which was found to be grounded in the big screen. The all-rounder had failed to put fingers beneath the ball.
This is not the first time that the umpiring standard has been questioned in the ongoing Test tour. Both on-field and third umpire decisions were questioned in the last Test in Chennai.
After opting to bat first in the historic pink-ball Test, Joe Root’s decision backfired as England were all out for 112 runs. Axar Patel ended with figures of 6/38. Ashwin also picked three wickets. Meanwhile, India has put 99/3 (1st innings) on the scorecard and are trailing by just 13 runs.