The Indian pacer Mohammed Shami trapped Usman Khawaja in front of the stumps as the ball hit his pads during the 1st ODI at Sydney. Shami made a huge appeal but the umpire did not give it out. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli turned to MS Dhoni if he should take the review, to which Dhoni, who was not sure said let it be the bowler’s call because he wasn’t able to see where the ball was pitched.
Replays showed that it would have been hitting the stumps and it would have been out if the review had been taken, but the ball was pitching outside the leg stump. The incident happened in the 11th over of the match. Shami would feel he has been robbed of a wicket, but he was also as he felt the ball pitched outside the leg stump. India has been good with the DRS thus far in the tour if one has to look at the Tests.
Here is the video of the incident:
Ravindra Jadeja finally had the luck going his way when he got rid of Usman Khawaja 59 off 81 balls. Khawaja looked well set to go on and make a big score. The southpaw played a premeditated sweep shot, missed the ball completely and the umpire was convinced as he raised his finger. The left-hander was not convinced and knowing the value of his wicket went for the DRS.
It was an important wicket as Jadeja brought an end to a 92-run stand with Shaun Marsh. Earlier, the hosts lost the wicket of captain Aaron Finch (6) and opener Alex Carey (24) early on a good batting pitch.
Australia finished their innings with a tally of 288/5in 37 overs with Khawaja, Peter Handcomb and, Shaun Marsh scoring the half-centuries.