In the ongoing IND vs AUS 3rd ODI, a significant moment unfolded as Australia opted for a review. The appeal pertained to a leg-before-wicket (LBW) shout against Rohit Sharma, but the on-field decision was in the batsman’s favor.
The delivery, bowled by Sangha, was flighted and pitched just outside the leg stump. Rohit Sharma leaned forward in an attempt to execute a sweep shot. However, the ball had a good amount of revs on it, causing it to dip earlier than Rohit anticipated. As a result, it bounced over the bat and struck his forearm, which was coming around.
The Australians were convinced that this was a potential LBW opportunity and decided to go for a review. However, upon examination by the ball-tracking technology, it was confirmed that the ball had pitched outside the leg stump. Consequently, the on-field decision stood, and Australia lost their review.
This event highlighted the strategic use of reviews in cricket and the challenges faced by fielding teams in making accurate decisions.