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Rizwan’s Controversial Dismissal by Third Umpire Sparks Massive Outrage

Rizwan's Controversial Dismissal by Third Umpire Sparks Massive Outrage

In the ongoing second Test between Pakistan and Australia in Melbourne, there was a controversial decision leading to the dismissal of Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Mohammad Rizwan.

In the 61st over of Pakistan’s second innings, Australian captain Pat Cummins appealed for a caught behind, initially given not out by the on-field umpire. Suspecting a glove touch, Cummins opted to review the decision.

Upon reviewing the appeal from various angles, the third umpire observed a spike as the ball passed the wristband, prompting the on-field umpire to change the initial decision.

However, the hotspot technology displayed no mark as Rizwan turned away from the ball at the last moment. Despite Rizwan’s confidence that he hadn’t made contact, he left the field in disbelief.

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At the time of his dismissal, Rizwan was batting at 35, with Pakistan needing 98 runs for victory.

The hosts aim to secure the three-Test series win, having previously defeated Pakistan by 360 runs in Perth.

Pakistan’s performance in Australia has been challenging, as they have suffered 15 consecutive Test defeats, with their last victory dating back to 1995.