India wins with Bangladesh, thanks to Umpires!
19 March 2015, Nirapad News: With Rohit Sharma’s century, Suresh Raina’s fifty and a couple of umpiring mis-decisions going their way, India made 302 against Bangladesh in the World Cup Quarter finals today. Rohit Sharma’s ton came at what Bangladeshi fans would call the goodwill of umpire Ian Gould for what he thought that Rubel Hossain had bowled a full toss above waist height.
Over the years one of the allegations that Bangladesh cricket team followers have made is the injustice they receive from umpires, the judge of the game.
Credit to Bangladesh bowlers, they could curb down India after the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave a 75-run solid start with a class batting lineup to follow.
During the biggest game of their history, the quarter-final clash with India, the spirited men in green-red again fell prey to umpiring injustice.
Rohit Sharma, the Indian opener was given not out 90’s when he was caught at deep. Pakistani Umpire Aleem Dar ruled the delivery as no ball as he claimed that the ball went past the waist of the batsman. The batsman went on to score 137.
The potentially turning point of the match was witnessed by millions across the world as Ian Gould no-balled Rubel for a waist-high full toss in the 40th over of the match.
Tigers faced another horrendous decision when Mahmudullah, the man who scored back to back centuries in previous matches, was given out caught in the deep which should have been a 6.
However, the replay showed that the fielder, Shikhar Dhawan touched the boundary board with his left foot, while still holding on to the ball.
TV umpire, Steve Davis gave the verdict in favour of the fielder though.
Two umpiring decisions from Ian Gould during the second quarter-final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at MCG have shocked Bangladesh cricket supporters all over.
The Cricket Jiants tweets :
“Bad decision from Gould, was definitely not above the waist. Lucky break for Rohit. this can b the difference in getting xtra 20 runs”
Today Aleem Dar and Ian Gould should be selected as the man of the match.
The ball was under the waist,” said Warne. “He (Aleem Dar) has lost his confidence,” Warne added.
In ODIs nowadays whereby the close calls during the matches, the umpire decisions get reviewed several times from different camera angles so much so that viewers start to get annoyed, it’s quite disappointing to see that the reviews were not carried out for these mis-decisions by the umpires. At this stage of the Quarter Finals of the ICC World Cup 2015 where technology used is by far the best from all prior World Cups such lack of reviews is appalling.
Eventually India reached Semifinals of ICC World Cup-2015 beating Bangladesh by 109 runs at Melbourne cricket ground Thursday.
Taskin Ahmed ended with three wickets for Bangladesh in their maiden knockout match of a World Cup and Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan claiming one a piece.
Chasing a 303-run target, Bangladesh managed to score 193 in 45 overs.