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Third Umpire’s decision causes controversy as South Africa close in on victory

South Africa are in a strong position to win the first Test match of the three-match series against Pakistan thanks to their professional performance.

Things, however, could have been different had Fakhar Zaman not dropped Hashim Amla on 8 and the Third Umpire had upheld the on-field call which was reversed much to the surprise of many.

It might not have made much of a difference, though we could never know in low scoring games.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIRST SESSION OF DAY 3

It was 18/1 when Dean Elgar was caught by Azhar Ali in the slips. Although initially it was given out by the on-field umpire, the decision to turn around the field Umpire’s call by the Third Umpire was not very well received by the Pakistan fans and players.

Source: Tenor

Had all of the above gone Pakistan’s way, SA would have been 18/3 and who knows, what would have happened next.

Nonetheless, we leave it to the people to decide.

‘There was no conclusive evidence that the on-field call was wrong’

But why?

All of this has got us like

Source: Tenor

‘Poor decision’

Lacked that cutting edge, must we say

Even legendary West Indian pacer Michael Holding did not agree with the decision

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