Ex-AUS Star questions "controversial umpiring decision" made in last over in IND vs PAK game at MCG

Ex-AUS Star questions "controversial umpiring decision" made in last over in IND vs PAK game at MCG
The fans were treated to yet another nail-bitter at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium with a close finish between India and Pakistan on Sunday. India pulled off a blinder chase and it was none other than the "Chase Master" who did it again for India.

Virat Kohli stayed till the very end to help India win by four wickets against Pakistan and open their campaign with a win. However, it wasn't that easy for the Men in Blue as they were struggling at 45/4 in 10 overs, but Virat, along with Hardik Pandya, added 113 runs for the fifth wicket.

That partnership pulled India back into the chase. However, it was very hard because the boundaries were not coming down that easily for India. At one point, India required 28 runs off just 8 balls. That was the point when Virat hit two exceptional shots off Haris Rauf that went over the boundary line.

Those two hits helped India, and they needed 16 off the last over. But on the very first ball of the over, Hardik got out and it came to 16 off 5 balls with Dinesh Karthik coming to the crease. DK took a single and Virat took a double on the third ball, leaving India needing 13 off three balls.

Then came a match-changing moment. Mohammad Nawaz, who was bowling at medium pace, bowled a waist high full toss, which was called a no-ball by the square leg umpire, and adding to that, Virat smashed it for a six over the leg side boundary.

The things got heated and all the Pakistani players including skipper Babar Azam didn't look happy with the decision. Both umpires also looked consulting them, which left the equation 7 runs off 3 balls. Many thought that it wasn't a no-ball but the giant screen showed that it was a marginal call.

The next ball was free hit and Nawaz delivered a full ball which hit the stumps and recociated towards the point boundary and India collected three runs. However, it created another confusion because it wasn't called a dead ball. That's what the former Australian leg-spinner Brad Hogg has come up pointing out.

Hogg took to Twitter and questioned the two decisions that had certainly shifted the game in favour of India. In the end, India managed it off the very last ball and won it by four wickets. Virat scored 83* off 53 balls, with six boundaries and four sixes. India made 160/6 in response to Pakistan's 159/8.

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