Controversy erupted on Day two of the continued first Ashes Take a look at between Australia and England on the Gabba on Thursday as Ben Stokes’ no-ball denied the guests an important wicket of David Warner, who was batting on 17 at the moment. It was later revealed that Stokes had overstepped every of the earlier three deliveries, however none of them have been known as no-balls. Issues received even worse when Australia’s Channel 7 highlighted that Stokes had bowled a complete of 14 no-balls within the opening session, of which solely two have been known as.
England rued the missed alternative as Warner went on to smash 94 as Australia reached 343/7, main England by 196 at stumps on Day two in Brisbane.
A number of former and present cricketers have criticised the umpires, with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting describing it as “pathetic officiating.”
New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham, who is thought for his outspoken and witty posts on social media, additionally reacted to the controversy.
“When the one clarification is “uhhhh I forgot that was my job lol”,” Neesham tweeted, quoting a compilation video of Stokes’ no-balls.
Cricket Australia later revealed that attributable to a technological fault, the third-umpire, Paul Wilson, could not overview ball-by-ball TV replays to examine if bowlers have been over-stepping the crease, leaving it to the on-field umpires to make the calls.
England are in serious trouble in Brisbane after openers Rory Burns (13) and Haseeb Hameed (27) misplaced their wickets to Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, respectively, after Lunch on Day three.
Earlier, Travis Head slammed an excellent 152 as Australia managed to sew a complete of 425, for a primary innings lead of 278 runs. England have been initially bowled out for 147 within the first innings.
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