Dismissal of Rizwan sparks controversy in Australia-Pakistan Test: Details hereLast updated on Nov 21, 2019, 06:08 pm
The first day of the Australia-Pakistan Test match in Brisbane was marred by a controversy.
It all happened when Mohammad Rizwan was ruled caught behind by the umpire despite replays showing pacer Pat Cummins had overstepped.
The incident took place in the 55th over of the day.
Several legends have criticized the decision. Here are the details.
Third umpire ruled the decision in favor of the bowler
On-field umpires went on to check the decision with the third umpire Michael Gough, who ruled in favor of the bowler.
This was despite replays showing no part of Pat's foot was behind the line.
Rizwan edged the delivery to wicketkeeper Tim Paine for 37.
It was a crucial moment in the game as Pakistan were staging a comeback after losing five wickets.
WATCH: The delivery and Punter's reaction
What does the rule say?
The ICC's playing conditions state that "the bowler's front foot must land with some part of the foot, whether grounded or raised, behind the popping crease."
The rule also states that in case the third umpire does not find enough evidence on replays, the on-field call will stay.
Rizwan was given out by Richard Kettleborough earlier and hence the decision stayed.
Reactions: Legends slam the decision
"I'm trying to find something behind (the line) there but I just can't," Allan Border said on Fox Cricket commentary.
"I reckon that's hard on Pakistan, I think that's got to be called a no-ball," Brett Lee said on Fox Cricket.
"I think that's the wrong call. I think it's a no-ball and should be recalled," Jason Gillespie said on ABC Radio.
How did Day 1 pan out?
Rizwan and Asad Shafiq added 49 for the sixth wicket after Pakistan slumped to 94/5, having been 75/0 at one stage.
Shafiq scored 76 and was the top run-scorer. He stitched a crucial stand alongside Yasir Shah (26).
Pakistan were dismissed for 240 to close out stumps.
Cummins claimed 3/60, while Mitchell Starc was the pick of the Australian bowlers after snaring 4/52.