When DRS saved India twice
By B Dixit - Aug 31, 2017 5:02 pm
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It is astonishing to see how umpires are found at the wrong side of so many decisions post the introduction of DRS (Decision Review System) in cricket. This situation is prevalent in all formats of the game. Something similar happened not once, but, twice, during the second innings of the fourth ODI between Sri Lanka and India.

On the fourth delivery of the third over, Niroshan Dickwella (14) edged a Shardul Thakur delivery down the leg side to to MS Dhoni. Umpire Raveendra Wimalasiri stretched his arms to signal a wide delivery. Dhoni was sure about the fact that he heard a certain voice and it motivated Virat Kohli to opt for the review. Eventually, the decision was ruled in the favour of India.

The emulation of the same situation happened in eight over when Jasprit Bumrah was bowling. Dilshan Munaweera (11) was saved by umpire Paul Reiffel’s decision, however, he could not get past the DRS and had to take the long walk back to the pavilion.

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