In the ongoing second test match between South Africa and India in Johannesburg. South Africa’s captain Dean Elger met to discuss Controversial dismissal with match officials in the lunch break.
Just before the lunch break, Shardul Thakur got rid of Van Der Dussen. Dussen was caught behind by Pant when he was batting on 1 run which reduced South Africa to 102 for 4.
He lost his wicket on the 4th four of the 44th overs where he got an inside edge and the ball flicks his thigh pad before Pant grabbed it diving forward.
Dean Elger met to discuss the Controversial dismissal
But in the Lunch break, it was seen that Elgar and team manager Khomotso Masubelele met the match officials to discuss the controversial dismissal of Rassie van der Dussen.
The front-on replays show the ball to have bounced in front of Pant’s gloves. And the side-on replays show the ball to have gone straight into his hands.
Given the protocol on such catches requires conclusive evidence for an on-field decision to be overturned. Therefore there was no conclusive evidence.
Law 2.12, on any reversal of an umpiring decision, states: “An umpire may alter any decision provided that such alteration is made promptly. This apart, an umpire’s decision, once made, is final.” The law does not provide clarification over the duration of time that is considered “prompt”.
7 wicket Haul for Shardul Thakur
Shardul was just Sensational with the ball as he picked 7 wickets. He bowled beautifully and provided much-needed breakthroughs whenever needed. 7/61 by Shardul is the joint-best figure for any bowler at Wanderers since 1992.
For South Africa Keegan Petersen was the top score by scoring 62 runs. Bavuma continued his consistency by scoring a much-needed fifty as the team had a mini-collapse.
A couple of twenty-plus scores by the tailenders helped South Africa end their innings with 229 runs on the board. It gives them a lead of 27 runs after the completion of the 2nd inning.