‘Technology got it wrong’ – England captain Ben Stokes believes Zak Crawley was wrongly given out LBW

‘Technology got it wrong’ – England captain Ben Stokes believes Zak Crawley was wrongly given out LBW

India and England faced off in the second Test of their five-match series in Visakhapatnam starting on Friday, with the hosts looking to recover after losing by 28 runs in Hyderabad.

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India posted 396 in the first innings, thanks to a magnificent double hundred by youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal. Jasprit Bumrah then took 6/45, helping India gain a 143-run first innings lead. Shubman Gill’s century then helped India put up 399 as the target for England’s victory.

The visitors gave the target a go, making a solid fight of the chase but eventually fell short by 106 runs.

‘Technology got it wrong’ – England captain Ben Stokes believes Zak Crawley was wrongly given out LBW

At the start of day four, England needed 332 more runs to win, with nine wickets in hand. As the first session drew to a close, they had lost 3 wickets for 127 runs when Zak Crawley, batting on 73 was struck on the pads by Kuldeep Yadav.


India appealed, and the on-field decision from Marais Erasmus was not out, perhaps as the ball had pitched on leg stump and turned into the batter. However, upon review, the DRS overturned Erasmus’ decision to give Crawley out.

This was met with some confusion from fans and players, as there seemed to be two and a half stumps visible at the moment the ball thudded into Crawley’s pad. Many thought that the best case scenario for India was that it would be umpire’s call for whether it had hit Crawley in line with the stumps, but DRS said it was clearly in line.

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Speaking to the press after the match, England captain Ben Stokes said he believed that ‘technology got it wrong on this occasion’, something which is unlikely to go down well with Indian fans.

If there was a technological malfunction in this case, the ICC will most probably release a statement on the incident. Otherwise, it will remain another decision made by technology that does not ‘feel’ right, particularly to the side on the receiving end.


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