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IPL 2018 MI vs RCB: Umesh Yadav was given out after wrong replay was shown by broadcaster to TV umpire



The Indian Premier League match between defending champions Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede took quite an interesting turn with broadcasters being at the receiving end for giving a wrong video replay of Umesh Yadav’s dismissal to the third umpire.

As reported by ESPNCricinfo, the third umpire probably looked at the wrong replay to check on no-ball to give a decision on Umesh Yadav. All this happened during the 18th over with visitor needing 77 runs off 13 balls. Umesh tried to hit Bumrah into stands but mishit the ball and Rohit Sharma comfortably took the catch sending him back to the pavilion. And as per the routine nowadays, the field-umpires went to check the no-ball. However, the video replay, which was shown had Umesh at the non-striker’s end rather than on the batting crease. Here are the stills from the incident:

Though the decision didn’t change much for the visitors as they were already struggling at 137/7 however, it would have courted in a huge controversy if the mistake was made during some critical stage of the game. Talking about the match, MI posted a huge target of 213/6 after being put into bat first. And later the MI bowlers restricted the RCB team for 167/8 in 20 overs. RCB skipper Virat Kohli was alone to fight the battle. Kohli scored 62-ball 92 runs.