Watch: Vinay Kumar and co frustrated over another wrong decision for Pujara
Vinay Kumar and his teammates left frustrated in a Ranji Trophy game after umpire denied a wicket of Pujara for the second time in the match.
India’s biggest domestic tournament Ranji Trophy is heading towards the final of this season as the semi-final matches are being played now. In the second semi-final, Karnataka and Saurashtra are sweating out in Bengaluru.
Karnataka batted first and scored only 275 runs in their first innings. In reply, Saurashtra also had a poor inning with the bat as they scored only 236 for the loss of ten wickets. The game has finally turned out to be a low scoring one.
After conceding a decent lead of 39 runs lead from the first innings and scored 239 in their second innings. That has set a target of 279 for the opponents. During the chase, Cheteshwar Pujara of Saurasthra involved in a controversial incident.
Saurashtra lost three early wickets and Cheteshwar Pujara and Sheldon Jackson are building the chase for them. They still need 55 runs to win with one more day to go.
The incident occurred when Pujara was batting on 34 from 70 balls with Saurashtra’s score on 68 for the loss of three wickets. Vinay Kumar bowled a full-length delivery at outside the off stump and Pujara tried to push the ball, but the ball made a faint edge with the bat and went into the keeper’s gloves.
The bowling team went for a huge appeal but the on-field umpire didn’t make any move and gave not out. That made them frustrated and had some tempted moments on the field. Later Pujara went onto register another first class century to his name.
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