Rishabh Pant had edged a ball onto his helmet but umpire Shamshuddin took his time to rule the player out
It wasn’t a great day for Rishabh Pant as he was given out by umpire Shamshuddin after an unlucky edge onto the helmet.
The 22-year-old needed to score some big runs with India struggling to even score 250 at one stage against Australia.
He decided to have a go at the bowling but could only score 28 runs from 33 balls. The keeper’s demise from the crease was also a little unlucky.
Pat Cummins delivered a short ball to Pant and it seemed that the ball had hit him on the helmet.
The ball looped up to Ashton Turner who completed the catch as Cummins appealed aggressively.
Pant even took a quick single but the umpire finally raised his finger after a long time. Replays confirmed that the decision was right, given that the 22-year-old had edged the ball onto his helmet.
Pant has been in average form recently but this was a decent knock when several other batsmen failed to deliver.
Things were made worse for him as the Indian would not come out to field after being put through several tests and was replaced.
India can’t get enough runs on the board
Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul provided India with a decent base after Rohit Sharma’s early exit.
The Hitman scored just 10 runs before Dhawan made 74 from 91 balls. Rahul just missed out on his half-century, but India should have scored more than the 255 they managed.
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Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli also failed to get decent runs on the board. Had the pair even made 30 each, India would have posted a score of 300+ which could have been difficult for Australia to chase.
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