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Australia legend slams decision to disallow catch taken by Mitchell Starc

Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath has strongly criticized a controversial ruling that disallowed Australia’s Mitchell Starc’s essential catch within the second Test at Lord’s, describing it as a disgraceful decision.

During the match, England opener Ben Duckett appeared to have been dismissed for 50 when he mistimed a shot off Cameron Green. Starc, positioned at effective leg, managed to maintain onto a low catch however unintentionally grounded the ball whereas sliding on the grass.

According to the legal guidelines of cricket, a catch is simply thought of full when the fielder has full management over the ball and their very own motion. If the ball touches the bottom earlier than this, a dismissal can’t be awarded.

The on-field umpires referred the decision to the TV official, Marais Erasmus, who dominated in favor of Duckett. This ruling left retired Australian fast-bowling legend McGrath totally upset and disheartened.

“I’m sorry, that is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever seen,” McGrath stated whereas commentating for BBC Radio’s Test Match Special on Saturday.

“He (Starc) has got that ball under control. That ball is under control. I’ve seen everything this game has to offer. If that is not out, then every other catch that’s ever been taken should not be out. That is a disgrace.”

But Marylebone Cricket Club, the homeowners of Lord’s and cricket’s law-makers, insisted Erasmus had made the proper decision.

“Law 33.3 clearly states that a catch is only completed when the fielder has ‘complete control over the ball and his/her own movement’,” the MCC stated on their Twitter account.

“The ball cannot touch the ground before then. In this particular incident, Mitchell Starc was still sliding as the ball rubbed the ground, therefore he was not in control of his movement.”

At the tip of the fourth day’s play, England concluded at 114-4, with Duckett remaining unbeaten on 50. They now want to rating an extra 257 runs to attain a victory goal of 371, aiming to stage the five-match collection at 1-1.

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Nilesh Desai
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