Johannesburg: Pakistani cricket team has decided to convey its reservations over the doubtful decisions from the third umpire, Kumar Dharmasena from Sri Lanka, to the match referee, Andy Pycroft of Zimbabwe.
South Africa defeated Pakistan by a huge margin of 125 runs in the first one day international. The Proteas scored 315 runs in the first innings and in response, the whole Pakistani team got out at 190 runs.
According to sources, the team management would raise the issue with the match referee over the decisions of Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan) and Colin Ingram (South Africa), who scored a brilliant ton in the match.
Mohammad Hafeez, who was batting on 25 runs, was given out by the third umpire after Younus Khan’s shot hit the wicket of the runner’s side touching hand of the bowler.
The decision was very doubtful as some of the commentators also raised questions on giving out, saying that the benefit of the doubt that whether the ball touched the bowlers hand or not should be given to the batsmen.