PBKS vs MI: Watch: Third referee’s shocking ‘wide’ decision leaves PBKS players and commentators stunned


The ongoing match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh, witnessed a controversial moment.

The incident took place in the 19th innings of the Mumbai Indians when Tim David was facing Sam Curran. The umpires have surprised many with their decision to consider a stray throw. For the third delivery of the over, Sam Curran decided to bowl a delivery well outside off to keep the ball out of David’s reach.

David wanted to take a cut shot but couldn’t make any contact with the ball. The on-field umpire decided not to call it a wide delivery and MI decided to review the decision. Replays showed that the ball barely went over the tram tracks. Besides that, David had also gone over the off stump when he played the shot. The third referee, however, eventually ruled that the ball had been deflected.


Suryakumar Yadav’s Heroic Acts:

Early in the game, Suryakumar Yadav’s brilliant 78-run knock propelled Mumbai Indians to 192/7 in 20 overs after they were asked to bat first. His knock came from 53 balls and was studded with seven fours and three sixes. Rohit Sharma (36) and Tilak Varma also played a crucial role for the visitors.

“It teaches you that there are ups and downs in life (in his scores this season). It’s really going, I’m almost there, I started playing and training, hoping to be on the field for the full 40 overs.” said Suryakumar Yadav, who scored two fifty-two ducks in four innings this season.

“Not much (about his celebration), there was a batsmen’s meeting and we talked about a batsman who batted for 15-16 overs, today it took a little longer, but once Rohit got out, someone had to bat deep. There has been no there has been dew and if that is the case then it is well above average,” he added.

Talking about the game, PBKS were reeling at 111 for 7 at the time of writing this report.