Bangladesh misplaced the first Test of the two-match sequence in opposition to South Africa by 220 runs on Monday after Keshav Maharaj took seven wickets within the fourth and ultimate innings. The guests had been bundled out for 53 and consequently, the Proteas gained an enormous victory. However, the eye has been taken away from Maharaj’s efficiency and Bangladesh followers took to Twitter to precise their disappointment after some on-field calls went in opposition to them in South Africa’s second innings.
In South Africa’s second innings, Bangladesh made fairly a number of LBW appeals and a few of them had been very shut with the replays displaying the ball to be hitting the stumps. In the nineteenth over of the innings, Bangladesh had managed to get Adrian Holdstock’s not-out resolution overturned to dismiss Sarel Erwee.
Then within the twenty sixth over, pacer Khaled Ahmed had an LBW resolution going in opposition to him with Keegan Petersen on strike. Bangladesh didn’t choose for a assessment and replays confirmed that it will have hit the stumps.
Former Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan additionally took to Twitter to precise his disappointment with the on-field umpiring from Adrian Holdstock and Marais Erasmus. “I think it’s time for #Icc to back to neutral umpires as covid situation is ok in most cricket playing countries. #SAvBAN,” Shakib had tweeted on Sunday.
— Shakib Al Hasan (@Sah75official) April 3, 2022
A Bangladesh fan compiled a video of choices going in opposition to Bangladesh and he captioned the submit as One-sided umpiring in #Durban #Southafrica #SAvsBAN #icc @ICC.”
— Niloy Banerjee Himu (@niloy_himu) April 3, 2022
One fan said that going back to neutral umpires is the need of the hour. “Shakib Al Hasan has referred to as for impartial umpires in worldwide cricket as soon as once more. Bangladesh had been sad with the umpiring yesterday, and I agree. Some of the LBWs that weren’t given was unbelievable,” the fan tweeted.
Shakib Al Hasan has called for neutral umpires in international cricket once again.
— CricBlog (@cric_blog) April 4, 2022
I see that Bangladesh have laid a complaint against the umpiring in the 1st test. I get that completely – there were a number of mistakes & it did seem like the Proteas got the rub of the green & umpire’s call. Time to move back to neutral umpires me thinks.
— Kyle (@The_Kylo) April 4, 2022
Shameful umpiring by the South African officials. This is why we need neutral umpires in every international match. The blatant cheating by the umpires against Bangladesh has been appalling https://t.co/GTEJrUZoIg
— ILYAS NAJIB (@theilyasnajib) April 4, 2022
Another fan tweeted: “Bangladesh enjoying in opposition to 13 gamers together with umpires. Disgusting umpiring.”
Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud was also not happy with some of the on-field calls and he made his voice heard after stumps on Day 4. “There was no hiding from the poor umpiring in at this time’s play. Quite a lot of selections went in opposition to us. We additionally missed out on a wicket when the boys appeared afraid of taking a assessment. If we obtained these selections, we may be chasing 180 as an alternative of 270,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Mahmud as saying.
“To be actually trustworthy, I’ve seen such inconsistency in umpiring after a very long time. But the umpires are one of the best choose on the sector. We have to just accept the selections,” he further stated.
South Africa and Bangladesh will now square off in the second Test, beginning April 8.
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