IND vs ENG: Here Is Why The Third Umpire Did Not Give Tom Hartley Out – India faced an unprecedented challenge on their home ground against England, shaken by a surprising defeat in Hyderabad. Ben Stokes led England with dominance, eyeing consecutive victories to break India’s unbroken Test series winning streak at home since 2012. However, a determined Indian squad, featuring Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, R Ashwin, and Axar Patel, thwarted England’s ambitions.
Jaiswal’s outstanding double hundred, Bumrah’s formidable fast-bowling in the first innings, Gill’s awaited century at No.3, and Ashwin’s bowling performance dismantled England, securing a commanding 106-run win for the young Indian team in Visakhapatnam. The performance silenced skeptics and emphasized that chasing 399 runs demands more than just boldness.
Ravichandran Ashwin stands as a test cricket stalwart, particularly dominating on home soil for Team India. His wizardry with spin has been instrumental in countless victories, often single-handedly turning the tide. Ashwin’s artistry in exploiting subcontinental conditions, utilizing variations like the carrom ball and slider, has left batsmen grappling.
His impressive record reflects not just wickets but a knack for pivotal breakthroughs, dismantling oppositions with precision. Ashwin’s brilliance and relentless accuracy make him a match-winner. Whether perplexing opponents with spin wizardry or contributing crucial runs, Ashwin’s impact on Indian Test victories remains profound, cementing his status as a champion bowler.
A significant topic buzzing among cricket fans was Ravichandran Ashwin’s pursuit of 500 Test wickets. Fans eagerly anticipated witnessing this milestone during the five-match Test series, expressing hope and excitement as Ashwin approached this remarkable achievement. The quest for 500 wickets added an extra layer of anticipation and celebration within the fans, making it a notable and highly-discussed incident among supporters.
Despite a wicketless first innings, Ravichandran Ashwin displayed his mettle in the second innings, claiming three crucial wickets that propelled him to 499 Test wickets. The world held its breath as Ashwin inched closer to the historic 500-wicket mark, adding suspense and anticipation to his remarkable journey. The three-wicket haul in the second innings not only impacted the match but heightened the excitement surrounding Ashwin’s impending milestone, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the momentous achievement in the subsequent games.
IND vs ENG: Here’s Why Ashwin Was Denied His 500th Test Wicket
In a dramatic turn of events during the 2nd Test match in Vizag, Ravichandran Ashwin seemed to have claimed the wicket of England’s Tom Hartley in the last innings. He felt that he had reached the 500 wickets milestone. The on-field umpire, Chris Gaffaney, gave Hartley out, convinced by Ashwin’s successful appeal. However, the decision was swiftly challenged by Hartley, who referred it to the third umpire.
Upon review, the Decision Review System (DRS) revealed that the ball had made contact with Hartley’s forearm. However, then the ball tracking displayed umpires call on impact and wickets hitting. The third umpire, amidst a cacophony from the crowd, reversed the on-field decision, declaring Hartley not out. The initial confusion left the Indian players seeking clarification from Gaffaney, while commentators Eoin Morgan and Ravi Shastri struggled to make sense of the situation.
However, the clarification was that the on field umpire had given Hartley out on getting caught. He did not give him out on LBW. Hence, there was no way that the third Umpire could have given him out on LBW.
Rohit Sharma was clearly not happy with the DRS decision.
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