Updated December 29th, 2023 at 16:12 IST
AUS vs PAK: Mohammad Rizwan's dismissal sparks outrage, his acting however causes a laugh riot-WATCH
During the 2nd Test between Australia and Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan's dismissal has sparked controversy. Pakistan lost the match by 79 runs.
Pakistan's wait to witness a Test victory down under after 28 years continues as the team has yet again come out short in their pursuit. Chasing 317, Pakistan were on track for a certain part of the innings but losing wickets at regular intervals did not help their, cause and ultimately they lost the MCG Test by 79 runs. While it eventually proved to be a convincing win for Australia, it did not come without a pinch of controversy.
3 things you need to know
- Australia defeated Pakistan by 79 runs in the second Test of the 3-match series
- With the win, Australia have taken an unassailable lead in the series
- Mohammad Rizwan's dismissal sparked controversy
Mohammad Rizwan's controversial from 2nd Australia vs Pakistan Test
Following a flop show from openers, Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq, captain Shan Masood and Babar Azam built a 61-run stand but could not stick longer than that. Following their dismissals Pakistan lost their way and at 162/5, the last recognised pair was in the middle. Mohammad Rizwan and Salman Ali Agha were able to get on with the chase and took the target to less than 100. However, controversy ensued following that as a Pat Cummins' delivery left Rizwan hoodwinked. Rizwan meant to leave the ball but it came on to him quickly. He was in no position to play the play and since it went close to his bat and glove area, a huge appeal emanated. The baller and wicketkeeper were quite confident but the on-field umpires gave it not-out. The Aussies were not convinced and hence DRS was brought to the scene. On closer inspection, it was found that the ball had brushed Rizwan's wristband on the way to the keeper.
Upon noting that, 3rd umpire Richard Illingworth directed the on-field umpire to change his call, and thus Rizwan was given out.
The Pak wicket-keeper batsman cut out a livid figure on his way back, evidently not pleased with the officiating. Following the wicket, Pakistan's innings crumbled and they were bowled out at 237.
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Published December 29th, 2023 at 16:12 IST