The only thing funnier than Colin de Grandhomme’s shocking DRS review was Bruce Oxenford’s reaction.
De Grandhomme produced one of the worst DRS decisions in Test cricket history on Sunday when he decided to review his plumb lbw against Pakistan.
Ball-tracking showed the ball crashing into middle stump after pitching on middle and straightening.
With the Kiwis only five wickets down, the only explanation could have been that de Grandhomme thought he had hit the ball.
However DRS also showed that the bat was nowhere near ball.
And if de Grandhomme wasn’t already feeling embarrassed by his DRS shocker, Oxenford would have made him feel even worse.
While signalling for the review, the Aussie umpire overemphasised his hand movements as if to suggest he was annoyed at having to do it.
“Even the way Bruce Oxenford is signalling is interesting,” one commentator said.
He then stood with arms crossed in amusement as the review was played on the big screen, breaking out a little smirk as he was vindicated.
Pakistan regain control of first Test
De Grandhomme’s dismissal was part of a shocking collapse of 6-29 for the Kiwis.
Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah both claimed five wickets to put Pakistan on the brink of victory on day three of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
Seamer Hasan Ali took his maiden five-wicket haul with 5-45 while leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 5-110 as the visitors slumped from 4-220 to 249 all out in their second innings on Sunday.
Chasing a target of 176 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Pakistan reached 37 for no loss with openers Imam-ul-Haq (25) and Mohammed Hafeez (8) at the crease.