Umpire Steve Davis made a huge blunder by wrongly calling a no-ball during the second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Wellington on Monday.
New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford was batting on 16 when the incident occurred. The left-handed batsman gloved a delivery from Dhammika Prasad to the wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene. The Sri Lankans went up in appeal, only to find out that it was called a no-ball by Davis.
The Angelo Mathews-led side were of the opinion that they had missed an opportunity because of an error from the bowler. But replays showed that Prasad had actually landed a part of his foot behind the crease. Unfortunately for the Lankans, they did not review the decision.
Rutherford was later dismissed for 40.
The Kiwis ended the day on 253/5, leading by 118 runs with two days left. Kane Williamson and BJ Walting were batting on 80* and 48* respectively when the umpires called stumps. Earlier in the match, Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara had struck a sublime double century to guide the visitors to a substantial lead in the first innings.
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