A controversial dismissal in Australia’s T20 victory over India has divided opinion.
Adam Zampa managed to fool KL Rahul and had him stumped for 13 on Wednesday night as the Aussies won by four runs.
A sharp piece of work from wicketkeeper Alex Carey was Rahul’s undoing, with the third umpire giving the Indian batsman when he determined the Indian batsman didn’t have any part of his foot behind the crease.
However replays appeared to be inconclusive, with one angle suggesting Rahul did have something grounded behind the line.
Nevertheless Rahul was sent on his way, sparking debate among fans on social media.
— Newks19 (@newks19) November 21, 2018
— Mubashar Jahangir (@Mubashar__J) November 21, 2018
Now as the match over, somebody please show the footage of KL Rahul Stumping to few brainless supporters of a team who were loud mouth since Asia Cup final and still think Liton Das was not out.
P. S. – this is not for all, only for those talk nonsense#AUSvIND #INDvsAUS
— Moumita🇮🇳 (@i_m_mou) November 21, 2018
That's not a clear out. On the line is always umpires call
— Pratigya Joshi (Prj) (@pr_joshi) November 21, 2018
Another day , another umpire and that was not out.
— Ankit Sharma (@Heyankit_mufc) November 21, 2018
— Elliott Wood (@Its_With2TTs) November 21, 2018
Similar situation. It was given in India's favour and that changed the match in the bowling team's side. The same happened today, this time India was at the receiving end. Don't see a point of debate here. pic.twitter.com/lSL3rtkDgF
— Sans (@sanspizzaden) November 21, 2018
— @Iam-udaykumar (@UdayKumarim) November 21, 2018
That was a fair decision
— Bhaskar Raju (@Bhaskarrtweets) November 21, 2018
Its litterally out, not sure how anyone can debate that
— Macca (@Justflips96) November 21, 2018
Australia survived some nervous moments to hold off a valiant Indian chase at the Gabba with a four-run win that snapped a four-game Twenty20 losing streak.
Storms reduced Wednesday’s tour opener to a 17-over-a-side fixture, with India requiring 174 for victory after the hosts posted 4-158.
And they looked on track with Shikhar Dhawan (76 from 42) piloting the chase, until Adam Zampa (2-22 from four overs) dismissed captain Virat Kohli for just four.
Dhawan, who Zampa had dropped off his own bowling on 65, was caught on the third man boundary in the next over.
Needing more than two a ball in the last five overs, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant took 25 off Andrew Tye in the 14th over to drag themselves back into the contest.
Pant then departed and left India needing 13 off the final over.
But Marcus Stoinis held his nerve, taking two wickets to leave India stranded at 7-169.