Umpiring error

CWC 2019: Fans unhappy with the level of umpiring in the World Cup final between England and New Zealand

Poor umpiring was in focus once again during the ICC Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord’s with three umpiring errors in the first innings.

First, New Zealand opener Henry Nicholls was given out leg before wicket by Kumar Dharmasena off Chris Woakes in the third over. The batsman reviewed successfully as replays showed that the ball was going over the stumps.

In the 23rd over, once again Dharmasena failed to spot a nick off Kane Williamson. The English bowler, Liam Plunkett, pressed for a review and the hosts got the decision in their favour.

Experienced Marais Erasmus also made a wrong decision when he gave Ross Taylor lbw off Mark Wood in the 34th over. Replays showed the ball was going over the stumps, but New Zealand did not have a review left as Martin Guptill used one for an lbw call earlier.

Fans were unhappy to see so many discrepancies in the World Cup final and bashed the umpires:

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