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.

Paine's controversial runout

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.

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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.



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