India captain Virat Kohli consulted MS Dhoni, who is always accurate with the Decision Review System (DRS). As the 15-second timer ticked by, Kohli went with Dhoni’s decision and opted not to review
Birmingham: India missed a big opportunity as they failed to review a decision against England opener Jason Roy during their ICC World Cup 2019 match here in Birmingham on Sunday (June 30).
In the 11th over of the England innings, Roy gloved a Hardik Pandya delivery to MS Dhoni down the leg-side. However, umpire Aleem Dar of Pakistan failed to spot the edge and signaled a wide.
India captain Virat Kohli consulted Dhoni, who is always accurate with the Decision Review System (DRS). As the 15-second timer ticked by, Kohli went with Dhoni’s decision and opted not to review.
However, later, replays showed that Roy had edged the ball. To add insult to injury, Roy hit the next two balls of the over for a six and a four. When Roy received the reprieve from the umpire, he was on 20.
This was the second time at the World Cup 2019 that Dhoni had erred on DRS. Earlier, against Pakistan, he failed to help Kohli review a decision against Babar Azam when the ball had hit the pad first and then bat off Yuzvendra Chahal.
Earlier, England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first in the must-win game. They dropped Moeen Ali and James Vince for Liam Plunkett and Roy. India were forced to make a change as Vijay Shankar was out with a toe niggle. Rishabh Pant made his World Cup debut.
India are so far unbeaten in the World Cup 2019. A win today will seal their spot in the semi-finals. After today, Kohli and his men face Bangladesh (July 2) and Sri Lanka (July 6) to wrap the league phase.
Australia have become the first team to qualify for the last-four stage. They are on top of the table with 14 points from eight games.
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