Twitter erupts as Paine escapes a controversial run-out
Australian skipper Tim Paine survived in a controversial run-out, as the batsman was given not out by third umpire where the doubt came in the batsman’s favor.
The Boxing-Day Test between Australia and India are on the floors now at iconic MCG. Australian skipper Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat first, in the typical MCG conditions.
After being asked to bowl first, Indian bowlers did a pretty good job with the ball as the hosts were bowled out for 195 runs for their first innings. Indian bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin did the early breakthroughs for the visitors and that set the innings in their way.
Meanwhile, Australian captain Tim Paine involved in a controversial run-out decision, where the decision came in his way in the end. The incident happened in the 55th over, which was bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin. Cameron Green worked that ball towards and mid-off and called for a quick single.
Tim Paine on the other end responded and ran towards the striker end. Mohammad Siraj collected the ball and made a sharp throw towards the stumps. Rishabh Pant made no mistakes and dislodged the stumps as soon as he grabbed the ball. The run-out went for a referral to the third umpire.
The replay suggested that the bat was on the crease line when the stumps were parted. There was confusion on the decision and the third umpire went in the batsman’s favor by giving not out. That resulted in controversy ad no part of the bat was behind the line when the stumps parted off.
And Paine is out! Assuming the third umpire will be relieved— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) December 26, 2020
Very surprised that Tim Paine survived that run out review ! I had him on his bike & thought there was no part of his bat behind the line ! Should have been out in my opinion— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 26, 2020
That was OUT.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 26, 2020
Jason Holder was right. If players can be in a bio-bubble for soooo long….let umpires should be doing the same. #AusvInd
How are we STILL having decisions made at the pinnacle of our sport with dead space between frames?!!!!! Not good enough.— Trent Copeland (@copes9) December 26, 2020
Paine run out! Incredible. No wait, he's given not out. Almost as incredible #AusvInd— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) December 26, 2020
Would Zing Bails have altered the Paine run out…and why are’nt they used all the time eh!?— jim maxwell (@jimmaxcricket) December 26, 2020
Little know DRS clause: Near enough is good enough.#AUSvIND— Greg Baum (@GregBaum) December 26, 2020
The Indians were a bit bemused by that run out call. Mayank Agarwal and a couple of others had their finger up in the huddle. Rahane had a quiet word with umpire Reiffel too but no drama #AUSvIND— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) December 26, 2020
Labuschagne lbw and Paine runout. Inexplicable margins. #AusvInd— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 26, 2020