Kane Williamson becomes victim of controversial DRS decision (New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test 2016)

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson became the victim of a controversial decision during the first day of the 2nd Test against Pakistan at Hamilton.

William was on 13 when he initially survived a caught-behind appeal off Pakistani pacer Sohail Khan that umpire Simon Fry rejected.

But when Pakistan team asked for a DRS to be implemented and after multiple TV reviews and sounds, third umpire Ian Gould ruled that Williamson was out, detecting an inside edge off his bat that was caught by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

(Photo Source: Sky Sports)

The decision became controversial as the third umpire didn’t have any conclusive evidence to suggest that Williamson had edged the ball as the hotspot showed nothing and though the snicko showed a mark it was after the ball had passed the bat.

Actually the ball took the elbow of Williamson but Gould thought otherwise. He conveyed to the on-field umpire that Williamson had edged it and hence asked him to overturn his decision.

Williamson was also quite disappointed with the decision as it was quite evident from his reaction.

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