Abhimanyu Easwaran’s ‘shocking’ DRS dismissal in Ranji final sparks debate
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: March 11, 2020 2:06:34 pm


Abhimanyu Easwaran was out lbw in the Ranji final. (Twitter screengrab/souminkdatta)

Bengal captain Abhimanyu Easwaran’s dismissal in the primary session of day 3 in the Ranji Trophy final towards Saurashtra sparked outrage after he was given out to a ball that was happening leg.

In the final over earlier than lunch was taken, Easwaran was out lbw from a supply by Prerak Mankad. After a quick chat with the umpire, he requested for a evaluate.

With restricted use of DRS, replays confirmed that it was a good supply with the affect in entrance of leg-stump. However, the ball struck fairly excessive — above the knee-roll.

But with no ball-tracking, the third umpire was left with no selection however to stick with the umpire’s name. The ball may need been sliding down leg, the peak was a problem as effectively — however for the reason that affect was throughout the stumps, the third umpire merely needed to declare Easwaran out.

Easwaran walked again to the pavilion having scored 9 runs from 46 balls, whereas Bengal nonetheless trailed by 390 runs. At lunch, they have been 35/2 as Sudip Kumar Gharami (26) was already dismissed earlier than him.

BCCI’s newly launched “limited” DRS in the Ranji semi-finals and final doesn’t embody the ball-tracking facility, and due to this fact, the third umpire can not overturn an on-field determination the place the one doubt is that if the ball would hit the stumps or not.

Before the beginning of this Ranji season, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had stated that numerous significance will likely be given to home cricket. But with this determination, it does appear to be there are nonetheless some areas left for enchancment in the Indian home construction.

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