Dec 5, 2022, 19:41 IST

Watch! Curious DRS decision by the umpires has the cricket fans debating on Twitter


The fifth and final day at Rawalpindi was melodramatic as the home team lost the 1st test in the dying moments of the game. The match witnessed everything amazing batting, good bowling and some great fightbacks.

England won the 1st test by 74 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series as they head to the 2nd test at Multan. The pitch at Rawalpindi has come under the scanner for the way it has behaved. Despite all the criticism, the match saw a result being churned out by the resilient bowling by the Englishmen.

Curious DRS call saves Salman Agha –

Salman Agha was facing the English bowling and battling the pitch. Jack Leach got him on the sweep as the batter missed the line of the ball. The umpire was quick to give it out as the English players celebrated.

What happened next was mind-blowing, as Salman Agha went up for the DRS like any batter would do. The bat did not take any edge and then it went to ball tracking. The ball tracker showed the ball was missing the stumps. This left every English player shocked at the final outcome considering the dead nature of the pitch where the ball wasn’t bouncing much.

James Anderson and Ollie Robinson combine to help England to a famous win –

Chasing 343 for a win, Pakistan began the day with Imam Ul Haq and Saud Shakeel. The left handed opener was out 6th over of the day for 48 caught behind by Pope off Anderson.

There was stiff resistance from the Pakistani batters and at one point it seemed as if they could pull of the chase needing 80 runs from 30 overs. that’s when Shakeel fell for 76 caught by Substitute fielder Jennings of Robinson. The two Englishmen finished with 4 wickets each as Leach and Stokes picked a wicket apiece.

Twitter reacts –

The strange DRS call had the cricket fans on Twitter in a state of shock. The fans had their say on the social media platform and slammed the decision in their own ways and you can read all the tweets below.