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Umpire Brown gives wrong decision; reverses his call immediately



The ongoing second Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan in Christchurch saw a hilarious incident involving umpire Chris Brown. During the last session of Day 2, Shaheen Afridi bowled a superb delivery to get rid of set batsman Henry Nicholls.

The left-handed batsman who was batting on 86 fell for the trap and ended up getting an inside edge. The ball travelled behind the stumps as Rizwan was in a comfortable position to take the catch.

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Meanwhile, the on-field umpire made an early call thinking that it was out in the first place but little did he know that Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan would drop a sitter.

Since Rizwan dropped an easy catch, the umpire had to quickly overturn his decision. The entire incident looked pretty funny and the on-air commentators had a great time reacting to Chris Brown’s decision.

Perhaps this is the first time that an umpire made an early call by raising his finger thinking that it was out and had to reverse the decision instantly after player’s costly drop. The video of the same went viral on social media sites.

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Talking about the game, Pakistan were all out for 297 in the first innings. They managed to put up a decent total with the help of Azhar Ali’s 93 and Mohammad Rizwan’s 61. On the other end, Kiwis provided a great start in the second innings.

They might have lost three wickets early on but the likes of Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls took the game away from the visitors by adding a 200+ run partnership for the fourth wicket. The hosts ended the Day 2 with 285/3.

The Kiwis resumed the play on Day 3 and continued to dominate the Pakistani bowling attack. Skipper Kane Williamson once again proved why he is the No.1 batsman in Test cricket. In the previous home Test series against West Indies, he scored a brilliant 251.

Now again, he scored yet another double century against Pakistan and ended up scoring 238 before he was dismissed by Faheem Ashraf. Williamson hit as many as 28 fours in his long knock, in what was his third double century in Tests.

Kane’s partner Nicholls scored a brilliant 157 including 18 fours and a six. After both set batsmen were dismissed, Daryl Mitchell scored a quickfire 102 off 112 balls including 8 fours and 2 sixes. The hosts have gone past the 650-run mark with a healthy lead of more than 360 runs.

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