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Review sparks confusion at start of Durban Test


DURBAN: The start of South Africa's first Test towards Sri Lanka on Wednesday used to be hit by way of confusion and controversy prior to a run had been scored.

It used to be sparked by way of the refusal of a Sri Lankan player evaluation which avoided the vacationers from taking two wickets at Kingsmead.

Hashim Amla used to be given no longer out by way of umpire Aleem Dar following an appeal for leg prior to wicket, two balls after left-arm opening bowler Vishwa Fernando had Dean Elgar caught behind in simply the second one over.

New Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne conferred with Fernando and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella and ultimately signalled that he sought after a evaluation.

He used to be informed he had taken too long and the decision used to be no longer despatched to tv umpire Ian Gould.

Replays confirmed the ball had pitched in line and would have hit the stumps, which would have resulted within the authentic determination being overturned if a evaluation had been allowed.

The lapse used to be no longer pricey as Amla made best three prior to he used to be caught at second slip off Suranga Lakmal for three within the 6th over.


But the incident looked as if it would contravene the International Cricket Council's playing prerequisites. They state that "the total time elapsed between the ball becoming dead and the review request being made shall be no more than 15 seconds".


In an research right through the lunch period, SuperSport tv confirmed the total time between Dar turning down the appeal and Karunaratne requesting a evaluation used to be 12 seconds -- throughout the authorised time.


The playing prerequisites additionally state that the umpire on the bowler's end, in this case Dar, "shall provide the relevant player with a prompt after ten seconds if the request has not been made at that time".


Replays did not make it transparent whether or not Dar had offered a suggested.


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