Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke feel Hanuma Vihari 'wasn't out' at the SCG

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Australia vs India 2018/19: Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke Feel Hanuma Vihari ‘Wasn’t Out’ 

Australia vs India 2018/19: Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke Feel Hanuma Vihari ‘Wasn’t Out’
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Hanuma Vihari’s out was the only controversial decision on the otherwise dominating day for India at the SCG. Meanwhile, the former World Cup winners, Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey feel Hanuma didn’t edge it. Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon, during the 102nd over of the Indian innings, got the wicket. As the ball went past the bat, the umpire and later the third umpire spotted a spike, costing Vihari his wicket.

Hussey, Clarke disagreed with the call

Hanuma Vihari, Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke
Hussey, Clarke disagreed with Hanuma Vihari’s controversial out at the SCG> Image Courtesy: Getty

Though the on-field umpire lifted his finger, confident Hanuma Vihari took the review immediately. As the replays showed a slight edge off the bat, both Clarke and Hussey were still unconvinced. They felt the Snicko didn’t tell the real story, as the bat and ball didn’t meet at any point. However, the on-field decision stayed, and Vihari was adjudged out.

During the mid-break, Michael Hussey expressed his concerns over the decision to Sony Sports.

“Well I think it’s very controversial, to be honest, I didn’t think it was out. I thought there was a gap between the ball and the bat and certainly the movement of the Snicko didn’t marry up when the ball was passing the bat. Where that noise came from, it could be a spike scraping along the ground or it could have been anything. But personally speaking, I don’t think he hit the ball,” 

Furthermore, Clarke too opened up about the same.

“I don’t think that was out. The thing about snicko is it can catch a noise even if your feet ruffles the ground or your hands or feet move along the ground because you look at Hanuma, he went for the review straightaway and even Nathan Lyon was not sure if he had hit the ball,” Clarke said.

“This is what I say about technology. As a commentator and observer of the game, say when there is a catch and it’s reviewed I first look at the reaction of the player and if he is convinced he has taken it clean, I don’t care how much you slow down and see.

“Same thing with the batsman. 90 per cent of the times you know if you have hit the ball and if you go for a review as quickly as Hanuma did, he knows it 99 per cent that he did not hit the ball,”

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India dominates day 2, puts Australia under pressure

Day two in Sydney belonged entirely to the India National Cricket Team. Cheteshwar Pujara began the proceedings on 130 and added 63 more runs before getting out to Lyon. Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant scored his second Test hundred as well. Alongside him, Ravindra Jadeja hit 81 runs before Virat Kohli declared the innings on 622 for seven. At stumps on day two, Australia was 24/0, trailing India by 598 runs.

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