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The Decision Review System (DRS) once again sparked controversy during the fourth Test between India and England. After leading the five-match Test series 2-1, India hosted their English counterparts in the fourth clash of the series at the JSCA Stadium, Jharkhand. During the match, Joe Root’s dismissal in England’s second innings sparked controversy and once again, the review system became a part of social media trends. On day 3 of the match, the guests dealt with another shocker when the former captain Joe Root was given out. 

After dismissing Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope, Ravichandran Ashwin produced a lethal delivery to scalp Root’s wicket. However, the way the dismissal took place, brought the entire DRS system under the scanners. During the 17th over, Ashwin produced a delivery on the leg-stump line that went past the inside edge to dismiss Root on the front pad. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena didn’t seem to be convinced but Indian skipper Rohit Sharma called for the DRS. 

The replay showed no involvement of the bat and the ball-track reflected three reds. However, the majority of the ball appeared to be outside the leg-stump but the review ruled it lbw. The dismissal became a topic of discussion in no time, and while England fans questioned the technology, others opined that England could never accept their defeat and their shortcomings.

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India wrapped up England’s innings within 54 overs bundling them out at just 145 runs. By the time of writing, India needed 155 runs to win the match and clinch the series 3-1.