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‘My money could be docked’- Mayank Agarwal dodges answering question over questionable DRS decision

By BetBarter Staff

December 27, 2021

India dominated the proceedings on day one of the Boxing Day Test match against South Africa in Centurion on Sunday (December 26). Opener Mayank Agarwal gave a good account of himself by scoring a well-made 60. He looked solid at the crease and saw off the new ball with relative ease. Agarwal looked set to add more to his tally before he was trapped LBW by Lungi Ngidi.

The on-field umpire deemed it not out as he felt the ball was sliding down leg. However, the South Africans challenged the decision and the TV replays confirmed the ball was knocking the leg stump. Eventfully, the decision was overturned and Agarwal had to take the long walk back to the pavilion. The fans and followers were not happy with the decision as they felt the ball was missing leg stumps.

India’s opening batter was quizzed on the DRS call after the end of the first day’s play. However, the right-hand batter did not reveal much about the decision. "I am not allowed to give my opinion and so I want to leave it at that. Otherwise, I will be in bad books and my money (match fee) could be docked."

Meanwhile, Agarwal along with KL Rahul were instrumental in India getting off to good start on a crucial first session of play. They added 117 runs for the first wicket and laid a perfect foundation for the rest of the batters. The visitors managed to come back into the game by taking two wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. However, Rahul made his start count by posting a magnificent hundred.

India finished on a commanding 272 for three on stumps on day one. Rahul is unbeaten on 122 and Ajinkya Rahane is undefeated on 40.