Former England skipper questions DRS technology on Ollie Pope's LBW dismissal on second day in Rajkot Test

Ollie Pope was looking quite dangerous as he was stitching a decisive partnership with Ben Duckett to take England on the front foot against India.

Mathew K
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Ollie Pope (File Photo: X)

Ollie Pope (File Photo: X)

The DRS technology has come under the scanner for one more time in the ongoing five-match Test series between India and England. This time, the controversy and debate started after the dismissal of England’s star number 3 batter Ollie Pope in an overturned DRS call, which was taken by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan also reacted to the same with a tweet from his official X-handle (formerly Twitter). Within a few minutes after Ollie Pope’s dismissal, Michael Vaughan wrote, “That looked high to me”.

Here’s a look at Michael Vaughan’s reaction to Ollie Pope’s dismissal:

Speaking of action of the ongoing third Test between India and England, the visitors had made a strong comeback till the time of stumps on the second day of the match, scoring 207 runs for the loss of 2 wickets, having Ben Duckett and former skipper Joe Root there in the middle.

Star opener Ben Duckett scored a fiery century, hitting 133 runs off just 118 balls, with 21 fours and 2 sixes. Besides him, Ollie Pope also contributed with 39 runs with five fours and a six.

The veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and star pacer Mohammed Siraj scalped one wicket each for India. Apart from this, India’s modern-day bowling great, Ravichandran Ashwin also achieved a historic milestone of 500 Test wickets, becoming the second-fastest international bowler to reach this milestone. He also became the fastest Indian bowler to complete 500 wickets in Test cricket both in terms of the matches played and the balls bowled.

At the time of stumps on day’s play on second day, England were trailing by 238 runs behind India’s first innings total of 445 runs. The match is very crucial for both the teams as the series is currently levelled with a scoreline of 1-1.

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