Australia was left ruing its dangerous luck on the finish of day three on the SCG on Friday night as India survived a late attraction for a 3rd wicket which might have properly and actually swung the momentum within the hosts’ favour.
After ending the primary innings on 337, thanks in massive to Steve Smith’s glorious 131, India misplaced two early wickets as Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins dismissed Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill respectively.
However Nathan Lyon can really feel aggrieved he didn’t get in on the motion too, after the DRS caught with umpire Paul Wilson’s on-field choice of not out over the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane.
Nevertheless, an on-field change of choice from Wilson after Tim Paine had determined to overview the decision might have modified every little thing for the hosts.
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Lyon’s ball clearly hit Rahane, who was on three on the time, on the pads however Wilson insisted it wasn’t out as a shot was provided.
Paine determined he’d overview it anyway and signalled as such to Wilson.
However earlier than they went upstairs, Wilson was caught on stump mic consulting with the sq. leg umpire, earlier than altering his name and that really no shot was provided.
The third umpire went straight to the ball monitoring and confirmed it was not out as a result of it was right down to the umpire’s name on whether or not it was hitting the stumps or not – although the umpire didn’t truly make a name on whether or not it was hitting or not.
Australia was left amazed and confused by the choice, with Smith admitting after stumps that they have been not sure what had occurred themselves.
“I feel Paul Wilson modified that call,” Smith mentioned. “I feel he initially mentioned no and he consulted with Paul Reiffel after which I’m fairly certain that they mentioned no he hasn’t provided a shot. I might be incorrect, I assumed that’s the way it labored anyway.”
Had Wilson determined no shot was provided from the outset, there may be each likelihood India can be going into day three with one much less wicket in hand.