ICC admits DRS mistake in Pakistan South Africa match. The International Cricket Council has admitted the error of the DRS in the important match played between Pakistan and South Africa during the ongoing World Cup in India.
In the match played in Chennai yesterday, South Africa defeated Pakistan by one wicket after a thrilling match.
At one point, Pakistan needed one wicket and South Africa needed 8 runs to win. In such a situation, Haris Rauf’s ball hit the pad of South African batsman Tabrez Shamsi, and Pakistan made a strong appeal for LBW, but the umpire No response was given on which Pakistan took a review.
On review, it was seen that the ball was hitting the stumps but more than half of it was outside, due to which the third umpire upheld the umpire’s decision and declared Tabriz Shamsi not out.
On this decision, former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh also severely criticized the ICC and said that bad umpiring and rules caused Pakistan’s defeat, ICC should change this rule if the ball hits the stumps even on the field. Whether the umpire gives out or not should not matter and it should be declared out.
Another decision during the match played between Pakistan and South Africa also caused a debate on social media, on which the ICC had to give an explanation.
In the 19th over of South Africa’s innings, a ball from Osama Mir hit the pads of Proteas batsman Rasi van der Dusen.
A review was taken by the Proteas batter against the umpire’s decision and when the ball was shown on TV via DRS technology, Osama Mir’s flipper was shown to go wide of the first wicket, but moments later another one was shown. A TV replay was shown showing the ball touching the wickets.
After this matter came to light, ICC faced severe criticism on social media, on which ICC also had to explain the matter.
The ICC admitted its mistake, stating that the first DRS replay shown was wrong, while the second DRS replay was correct, so van der Dusen was dismissed for 21 runs as Osama Mir. The flipper ball was touching the wickets straight.
It should be noted that the Pakistani team is suffering from serious problems after 4 consecutive defeats in the World Cup and for the green shirts, the chance of not only losing in the upcoming matches is over, but they will also have to pray for the defeat of other teams.