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‘How can Shreyas Iyer even claim that’- Twitter shocked as Matthew Potts unfortunately loses his wicket

By BetBarter Staff

July 4, 2022

The fifth Test match between India and England has seen some great action. The team led by Jasprit Bumrah has taken a significant lead of 257 runs by the end of day three. Earlier, the England team was all-out for a score of 284 runs in just under 62 overs. Matthew Potts was the last wicket for the England team. However, the wicket created a lot of buzz.

On the bowling of Mohammed Siraj, Potts edged a length ball to Shreyas Iyer standing in the slip cordon. Iyer claimed that he had taken the catch cleanly. However, the on-field umpires referred to the third umpire, giving the soft signal as out. The third umpire also ruled the decision in India’s favour. Many, however, felt that the decision was not correct as the ball just bounced before going into Iyer’s hand.

The Indian batter has now come under fire for claiming the catch despite the fact that it had struck the ground. When asked about the catch, the 27-year-old said Ricky Ponting taught him to claim it regardless of how it was gathered. “I have learnt it from Ponting during my DC days, doesn’t matter whether you have taken it or not but always claim it,” he said.

Though I’m an Indian, not happy with the Shreyas Iyer @BCCI catch of Potts @ECB_cricket This is umpires mistake completely. Though we are using enough technology, still third umpires are respecting soft signals. Very sad @ICC,” a fan tweeted. 

As for the match, after dismissing England for a score of 284 runs in the first innings, India had a lead of 132 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara then stuck around and played a brilliant knock in India’s second innings. Despite losing three wickets, the team managed 125 runs at the close of day three. They now have a 257-run lead in the game. Pujara ended the day with 50 runs off 139 balls. Rishabh Pant provided excellent support, hitting 30 runs in 46 balls.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Matty Potts’ wicket