Controversy: Siddle's run out, a riddle!

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Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:35 [IST]
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Controversy: Siddle's run out, a riddle!

Chennai, Feb 19: There was controversy during India A-Australia's three-day warm-up match on the final day Monday (February 18) here at Guru Nanak College ground.

Peter Siddle was adjudged run out off the same ball when the batsman had scored a boundary!

According to a report in "The Times of India" on Tuesday, India A's Manpreet Gony was the fielder who did not adhere to the "spirit of the game" while running out Siddle.

Even after the ball had crossed the boundary rope, Gony threw the ball back and Siddle in an attempt for the third run, was found short of crease by the umpire.

The incident happened during the 48th over of Australia first innings and 12th of the final day. Siddle played a ball from left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv to midwicket and Gony did the chasing and fumbled and subsequently ball crossed the boundary, according to the newspaper report.

"Siddle was caught short of the crease while attempting a third run. On-field umpire Anil Chaudhary referred it to match referee B Kalyanasundaram, who was left with a difficult decision to make in (the) absence of cameras tracking the ball on the outfield. Siddle was given out," the newspaper report added.

It was an incident which could have been avoided.


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