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The ongoing controversy regarding Ravindra Jadeja’s run-out has taken a new turn. As per a report in ESPNcricinfo, the third umpire prompted the on-field umpire to refer the decision upstairs after he saw the replays. Shaun George, the on-field umpire, had shaken his head after the ball hit the stumps.
But once the replays were shown, the third umpire Rod Tucker prompted George to refer the decision. The decision to go upstairs did come as a surprise and Jadeja had to walk back. The West Indies’ players did not make a loud appeal and the play was set to resume before the third umpire made a decision.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli was miffed with the on-field umpire’s decision to go upstairs as he thought that Kieron Pollard was asked by WI’s team management to have a relook. He also expressed his disappointment in the post-match presentation as well, saying that he has ever seen this in cricket. Jadeja was dismissed on the fourth delivery of 48th over.
On the other hand, Kieron Pollard was satisfied with the decision and said that right decision was made at the end of the day.
Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope steered West Indies to a big chase by putting up 218 runs for the second wicket. Following the defeat in the T20I series, West Indies lead the ODI series 1-0 and will hope to seal the series in the second ODI in Vizag.
Just like Chennai, the Vizag pitch is also a slow one which could force India to play Yuzvendra Chahal. West Indies, on the other hand, are likely to retain the same combination.
The weather forecast suggests that there are chances on rain in the evening and team winning the toss might bowl first. The match will start at 1:30 PM.