In what was a bizarre circumstance in the ongoing Test match between India and Bangladesh, the Decision Review System (DRS) stopped working in the third innings on the third day in Chattogram. The incident happened in the 32nd over of the innings when Yasir Ali managed to hit the pads of Shubman Gill but the umpire deemed it not out. The hosts opted for DRS as a consequence.
While the third umpire tried to check the replays, he was informed that DRS is not available as the ball tracking camera went down. The third umpire then said to stay with the on-field call in absence of DRS.
Yasir Ali got a sharp turn as Gill missed on the defence. The ball seemed to be going onto the stumps, but the impact looked to be outside of the off stump. Bangladesh players were livid and skipper Shakib Al Hasan also had a conversation with the umpire. However, the game had to be continued in the absence of DRS for a shortwhile.
India heading toward victory in the first Test match
The visitors wrapped up the Bangladesh inning within an hour to take a massive lead of 254 runs. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Ebadot Hossain to pick his third career five-wicket haul in what is his first Test appearance in 22 months. Axar Patel then picked the final wicket as India folded Bangladesh for just 250 runs.
Gill departed after playing a magnificent knock of 110 runs. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara also smashed his half-century as India crossed the 200-run mark against Bangladesh on the third day of the ongoing first Test match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
KL Rahul opted against enforcing a follow-on as visitors chose to bat again. In the first innings, India had scored 404 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara (90) and Shreyas Iyer (86) being the top run-getters. Stand-in India skipper KL Rahul had won the toss and opted to bat first vs Bangladesh.
The fans were disappointed and surprised with the DRS not functioning, here’s how they reacted:
How lucky was Shubman Gill there !! It looked plumb to me but the umpire thought otherwise. The interesting part was that there was no DRS due to some technical glitch and the onfield decision stood. Hilarious ! #BANvIND— Shashant (@Imshash10) December 16, 2022
Who manages the DRS and other system softwares at stadium?— Mohit Babani (@MohitBabani2) December 16, 2022
I'm not sure but maybe I guess it's hosting nation's duty.
So all n all it's their fault, also atleast tag Bangladesh cricket board.
Haha… Someone was rebooting the #DRS computer 🤣🤣— Madan Chander (@PMbyChoice) December 16, 2022
So much for hi-fi technology#INDvsBangladesh
In all fairness, impact seemed to be Umpire's call.
But Gill was heard saying it hit the bat…??? pic.twitter.com/ITWPRzir4U
Shubman Gill, DRS— Rudraksh (@rex_cricket) December 16, 2022
We all know what happened there🤫🤫