AUS v PAK 2019: WATCH - Umpires miss out on spotting 21 no balls from Pakistan bowlers on day two

David Warner was given out on a no-ball but umpire's review saved him.

No-Ball spotted by third umpire after on-field umpire misses it | GETTY

We saw a bit of drama on the first day of Australia vs Pakistan when Pat Cummins dismissed Muhammad Rizwan and umpires doubted if he had bowled it legally. They went upstairs, and it looked like the bowler had overstepped.

However, the third umpire didn't think so. It sparked controversy, as any part of the foot was not behind the line.

Things got a little more controversial on day two of the first Test at The Gabba. Pakistan bowlers bowled 21 no balls but umpires ignored it completely. They missed out on a huge number of illegal deliveries which raises a question on the quality of umpiring these days.

Channel 7, the official broadcasters of the series, released a video of the massive gaffe by the umpires. Trent Copeland, the former Australian player, and analyst at Channel 7 called it a 'big ICC issue'.

Australia's explosive opener David Warner was dismissed by Naseem Shah but umpires had missed it out as well. Thankfully, the third umpire got the decision right this time. Warner smashed unbeaten 151 runs and he is looking strong for a big innings. Australia is currently on 312/1 at the end of the second day's play.


By Sihyeu Singh - 22 Nov, 2019

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