‘Something not right about that’ – Twitter questions accuracy of ball-tracker after Salman Agha escapes LBW decision

 ‘Something not right about that’ – Twitter questions accuracy of ball-tracker after Salman Agha escapes LBW decision

Salman Ali Agha (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the ongoing Day Five of the first Test between Pakistan and England, both teams have shown a terrific fight. While the home team looked to chase down the target, the visitors, England are looking for an unlikely win on a dead wicket of Rawalpindi. Meanwhile, right before the tea break, Salman Ali Agha was given out LBW. The right-hander decided to challenge the on-field decision.

Notably, on a pitch where the ball hasn’t bounced much, the ball tracker suggested that the ball was heading over the stumps. Jack Leach, who trapped Agha for the dismissal had bowled a fullish length ball on the middle and leg stump line. After watching the replays, he and his teammates couldn’t believe it.

Watch the video here

https://twitter.com/Jattaa_21/status/1599703276123193344?s=20&t=-cUJaL3ltTvPvJpwZYShKg

Apart from the English players, even the fans couldn’t believe what they saw on the screen. After the incident, they started questioning the accuracy of the ball tracker that determines the path of the ball in case of LBW dismissals.

This is how Twitter reacted

https://twitter.com/PatSpringleafDS/status/1599702971381473280?s=20&t=pOOXNiNyDWYg4-PfykNVjQ

https://twitter.com/danjadz_/status/1599702594548473857?s=20&t=zZ7reoqK1CAkdBxQAZ-C6w

https://twitter.com/PatSpringleafDS/status/1599702971381473280?s=20&t=ZQjYFaHQNc_6OwA1MRprkQ

James Anderson managed to trap Salman Ali Agha for LBW

Meanwhile, after surviving the alleged ‘howler’, Pakistan was poised nicely with  257/5 with Salman and former skipper Azhar Ali batting at the crease. However, in the 81st over of the innings (The third over of the last session), James Anderson managed to trap Agha for LBW. This time around, the ball tracker showed the ball crashing on the stumps with the on-field having to change his decision.

This wicket created a collapse as the team lost four more wickets with only 268 runs on the board. The likes of Naseem Shah and debutant Mohammad Ali are trying to play out the overs before the poor daylight ends the game.

Steven

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