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WATCH: Controversy Over Hardik Pandya’s Wicket; Fans Say ‘They Have Found The Worst Third Umpire In Cricket History’

India got off to a good batting start in the first ODI between India and New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Indian team made a good first-innings total. India scored 349 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs. Opener Shubhaman Gill’s double-century led India to score well. Meanwhile, the worst third umpire decision in cricket history occurred in this match.

The worst third umpire decision occurred in Daryl Mitchell’s 40th over of the match. The controversial decision was taken by the third umpire, Anantha Padmanabhan. Hardik Pandya faced the fourth ball of the 40th over bowled by Daryl Mitchell.

WATCH: Controversy Over Hardik Pandya's Wicket; Fans Say 'They Have Found The Worst Third Umpire In Cricket History'

The ball bowled by Daryl Mitchell missed Hardik Pandya’s bat and stumps and went into the hands of wicketkeeper Tom Latham. But bowler Mitchell and wicketkeeper Tom Latham appealed for a wicket after seeing Stump’s bails fall. Immediately the field umpire left the decision to the third umpire.

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We can see stump bails being knocked down by hitting wicketkeeper Tom’s glove when the third umpire checks the reply on the TV screen. When Hardik Pandya and the crowd thought he wasn’t out, the third umpire shocked everyone by declaring him out. Third umpire Anantha Padmanabhan’s controversial decision is now trending on social media.

Watch, Hardik Pandya lost his wicket due third umpire’s worst decision:

In the Indian innings, only Subhaman Gill batted well. Shubman Gill made 208 runs off 149 balls, hitting 19 fours and 9 sixes. This is Gill’s third ODI century and his first double-century.

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