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Reactions: Marais Erasmus had no interest in giving LBWs in Pakistan’s innings against India



Last Updated on 8 months by Charbel Coorey

Cricket News: Reactions: Marais Erasmus had no interest in giving LBWs in Pakistan’s innings against India | Reactions to Marais Erasmus

The spotlight was on Marais Erasmus after India bowled Pakistan out for 191 in an excellent bowling performance in front of 100,000 fans at Ahmedabad.

Erasmus was reluctant to give what looked very good shouts for LBW, with two overturned and another upheld on a very tight umpire’s call.

The first of the two overturned was Saud Shakeel, who was caught on the back foot against Kuldeep Yadav. Erasmus indicated that he believed Shakeel inside edged the delivery, but an Indian review showed no edge and three reds.

The next was Haris Rauf, who was rapped on the pads off a Ravindra Jadeja delivery. Rohit was quick to review, and replays once again showed three reds to end the Pakistani innings.

It capped off an innings where Erasmus was reluctant to give anything out, which included a tight call against Babar Azam. The Pakistan skipper was hit on the pad attempting to sweep, with just less than half the ball hitting the leg stump on review.

Fans react to Marais Erasmus refusing to give LBWs

Of course, fans were all over it. Here are some of the reactions on Twitter.

In terms of the big showdown, Pakistan collapsed from 155/2 to 191 all out courtesy of wonderful Indian bowling in the middle overs. Mohammed Siraj started the procession by bowling Babar Azam, before Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav took over.

Bumrah in particular was outstanding, delivering a memorable peach to bowl the crucial Mohammad Rizwan through the gate.

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