Indore: India’s DRS decisions have mostly been on point lately but the confidence with which Mayank Agarwal went for one today beggar belief. Although he didn’t have a bat on the ball, he was really surprised at the umpire’s decision and didn’t waste time to go upstairs which eventually helped him stay.
It was that kind of a day for Mayank Agarwal as whatever he wanted to do was coming to fruition – every shot found the gaps, the flicks were a sight to sore eyes, and the one six he hit today was a batsman’s delight. It was only natural that nothing – even if Marais Erasmus’ OUT signal could bring an end to what has been a flawless innings so far.On the fourth ball of the 47th over, Mehidy Hasan bowled a quicker off-break to Agarwal and the latter was quick to attempt a sweep.
However, he was done by the pace of the delivery and the ball went on to hit his pads when he was on a squatting position. Bangladesh players were quick to appeal and the impact was so deceptive that the umpire raised his finger to signal him OUT.
It came as a huge surprise for the Bangalore boy as the frustration written all over the face. Even before the DRS clock was set in motion, an angry Agarwal instantly signalled for a review which cleared everything. As third umpire Nitin Menon found out, there was nothing on the UltraEdge but it was missing the leg stump by a fair margin. It would have been bouncing over the stumps as well – even if it wasn’t going down.
Mayank eventually fell while trying tlo accelerate the scoring. He was out caught at long Abu Jayed off the bowling of Mehidy Hasan Miraz and fater scoring 243.