Watch: "Main Kaptaan hu" - Babar Azam's furious reaction to umpire going for DRS without him asking for it
Cricket is a funny game and we have seen many times when players make errors in the match. But apart from the players, it has also been seen that sometimes the umpires also make some weird decisions on the field during the cricket match.
And one such incident was seen in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Friday, when the on-field umpire went upstairs for a referral, that too without any sign from the fielding captain. Pakistan locked horns with Sri Lanka in the last match of the "Super Four" in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.
Winning the toss, Sri Lanka chose to bowl first and the bowlers proved the decision right. Batting first, Pakistan's entire batting line failed miserably, being all out for 121 runs in 19.1 overs.The top scorer was skipper Babar Azam, who scored 30 runs off 29 balls.
For Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 3/21, while Maheesh Theekshana and debutant Pramod Madushan took two wickets each. Chasing the target, Sri Lanka also lost their first two wickets for two runs in the first two overs. But after that, they had a few little partnerships that took them over the line.
However, in the 16th over, a weird moment came in the match. Hasan Ali, who was bowling his third over, bowled a wide short ball on his second delivery of the over. Batter Pathum Nissanka tried to play a ramp shot and missed the ball, and wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan caught the ball and appealed for caught behind.
The bowler joined him in the appeal, but on-field Anil Chaudhary denied it. During the process, Rizwan asked for the DRS from the umpire. On the other hand, the umpire who looked confident that it was not out directly signalled for the review to the third umpire.
Later, it was shown that skipper Babar Azam didn't ask for the review and he looked totally surprised that the umpire went up-stairs without him asking for the DRS.
Eventually, there was a clear gap between bat and ball, and Pakistan lost that review. Nissanka played a brilliant innings and scored an unbeaten fifty to help his team chase down the target. He made 55* off 48 with five fours and one six, and Sri Lanka made 124/5 in 17 overs.
Wanindu Hasaranga won the "Man of the Match" for his brilliant bowling spell. Both teams will now play in the final of the Asia Cup 2022 on Sunday.