While Shubman Gill and Michael Bracewell stole the show in the first ODI against New Zealand due to their incredible batting, Hardik Pandya became a matter of discussion after his controversial dismissal in the first ODI against NZ. The delivery from Mitchell Santner cramped Pandya for room and due to extra bounce, the Indian batter ended up missing it completely.
While it appeared as if the ball went over the stumps and the bails were disturbed by Tom Latham’s gloves, the on-field umpire decided to give the decision against Pandya. The replays shown were also inconclusive as the bail came off at the very moment when the ball was caught by Latham. However, certain angles did show that the ball did not touch the stumps. The Indian all-rounder was visibly unhappy with the umpire’s decision, as he walked off in anger after he was given out.
The development drew sharp reactions from the cricket fraternity as many expressed their dissent with the decision of the on-field umpire.
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