Controversy Surrounds Mohammad Rizwan Dismissal in Melbourne Test

Controversy Surrounds Mohammad Rizwan Dismissal in Melbourne Test

During the ongoing second Test between Australia and Pakistan in Melbourne, there was controversy around Mohammad Rizwan dismissal. In the 61st over of Pakistan’s batting, Cummins appealed for a caught behind, initially ruled not out by the umpire.


However, Australia’s captain challenged the decision, suspecting a glove from Rizwan.

Upon review from multiple angles, the third umpire noted a spike as the ball passed the wristband, prompting the on-field umpire to change the decision.

However, the hotspot didn’t show any mark, and Rizwan, looking away at the crucial moment, couldn’t believe the decision as he walked back to the pavilion. At that point, Mohammad Rizwan was on 35 runs, and Pakistan was 98 runs away from victory.

Reactions to Rizwan’s dismissal poured in as Australia eventually secured a 79-run win in Melbourne, sealing the three-match Test series with an unassailable 2-0 lead. Pakistan, chasing 317 runs, fell short, managing only 237 in their second innings.

Australia’s dominance over Pakistan in Tests in Australia continued, with Pakistan enduring 16 consecutive losses since their last win in 1995. The final Test of the series is scheduled to be played in Sydney on January 3.

Pakistan vs Australia Second Test Teams

Australia Playing XI:

  1. David Warner
  2. Usman Khawaja
  3. Marnus Labuschagne
  4. Steve Smith
  5. Travis Head
  6. Mitchell Marsh
  7. Alex Carey
  8. Pat Cummins (capt)
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Nathan Lyon
  11. Josh Hazlewood

Pakistan Playing XI:

  1. Imam-ul-Haq
  2. Abdullah Shafique
  3. Shan Masood (capt)
  4. Babar Azam
  5. Saud Shakeel
  6. Mohammad Rizwan
  7. Agha Salman
  8. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  9. Hasan Ali
  10. Mir Hamza
  11. Aamer Jamal


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