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South Africa keep review as new laws come into force

50   //    30 Sep 2017, 16:23 IST

Potchefstroom (South Africa), Sep 30 (AFP) South Africa failed to overturn an umpire's decision but did not lose their review as new playing conditions came into effect on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh at Senwes Park today.

Kagiso Rabada appealed for a leg before wicket decision against Tamim Iqbal in the fourth over of the day after Bangladesh, replying to South Africa's 496 for three declared, had added four runs to their overnight total of 127 for three.

Umpire Bruce Oxenford turned down the appeal. South Africa asked for a review, which showed the ball was clipping the outside of leg stump -- in the 'umpire's call' zone.

Previously South Africa would have lost one of their two permitted reviews but under new regulations which came into effect on Thursday they kept the review.

But South Africa lost a review in Rabada's next over when a reverse-swinging yorker struck Tamim on the boot before going off his bat for a run.

Again South Africa challenged Oxenford's not-out decision but although Tamim was struck in front of the stumps the ball was swinging so sharply that it was missing the stumps -- so the review was lost.

Ironically South Africa did not ask for a review in the same over when replays showed Mominul Haque's stumps would have been hit by yet another swinging Rabada delivery

Press Trust of India (PTI) is a news agency in India
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