Cameron Green took the controversial catch of Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill was given out by the third umpire in the second innings.
New Delhi. Young opener Shubman Gill returned to the pavilion cheaply in the second innings of the WTC Final against Australia. Gill was given out caught in a controversial manner. After this, Australian fielder Cameron Green and the Kangaroo team, who took the controversial catch of the right-handed opener, were taken aback by the Indian fans. The Indian fans present at The Oval Stadium booed Australia and Cameron Green fiercely. On social media, people heard Green very well.
Just before the tea break on the fourth day of the match, fast bowler Scott Boland’s shot by Shubman Gill reached the gully where Cameron Green took a diving catch but the ball was almost touching the ground. Gill scored 18 runs and was batting well in a 41-run partnership with Rohit Sharma. At the time of tea, Indian captain Rohit returned to the pavilion talking to the field umpires.
Gill’s wicket may cost India dearly
Cameron Green has taken such a catch for the second time. He also caught the catch of Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane in the first innings and from some angles of the camera it seemed that the ball had touched the grass. After Gill’s catch, the noise of ‘cheat, chit, chit’ echoed in the stadium. Not only this, when Cameron Green came for bowling then this noise got louder. Harbhajan Singh, former spinner of Team India and playing the role of commentator in this match, said, ‘There was no result from the replays. They should have zoomed in on his fingers. This wicket can be costly for India.
India need 280 runs on the fifth day
Talking about the match, the Indian team needs 280 runs to win on the fifth and last day while its 7 wickets are safe. At stumps on the fourth day, Virat Kohli scored 44 runs in 60 balls and Ajinkya Rahane returned unbeaten on 20 runs. Chasing the target of world record 444 runs for victory, India has scored 164 runs for 3 wickets. The highest target in the fourth innings in Test cricket has been 418 which was successfully achieved while the record at this ground is 263.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2023, 23:29 IST