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Twitterati slam the third umpire for making a horrendous decision in giving Daryl Mitchell out

A shocking decision led to the crowd booing as well.

Daryl Mitchell's wicket
Daryl Mitchell’s wicket. Daryl Mitchell’s wicket

There were dramatic scenes at the Eden Park in Auckland during the sixth over of New Zealand innings. The third umpire Shaun Haig made a howler of a decision using the technology to adjudge Daryl Mitchell out shockingly despite it was clear that there was an inside edge. Even the on-field umpires were left perplexed as Kane Williamson questioned the decision even as the jam-packed crowd booed.

The short-pitched delivery from Krunal Pandya skidded to hit Mitchell’s pad in front of the stumps and the appeal was upheld by the on-field umpire as well. The batsman was confident of inside-edging it and hence went for the review. In the replays only it was confirmed that the ball had hit the inside part of the bat before hitting the front pad. Even the hot-spot confirmed the same.

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However, to everyone’s surprise, the Real-Time Snickometer (RTS) didn’t spot the edge as there was a flat line when the ball passed the bat. Based on that, the third umpire upheld the decision of the on-field umpire.

Rohit involved in the discussion

Both Williamson and Daryl Mitchell were convinced that it was not-out and even Indian players had gone back to their fielding positions waiting for the decision. However, there was chaos when the final decision came. The crowd starting booing the umpires while the Kiwi skipper confronted the officials to have a look at it again. Meanwhile, Rohit also spoke to Mitchell about the same.

The batsman was asking may be to withdraw the appeal but with the final decision being made, Daryl Mitchell had to walk back. New Zealand also lost the review unnecessarily. Mitchell, playing only his second T20I could muster only a solitary run and clearly, wasn’t happy with the decision as he walked back in despair. Meanwhile, Twitterati ripped apart the third umpire Shaun Haig for giving one of the worst decisions in the modern day cricket with the help of technology.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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