“Huge blunder”- A Twitter user shares how 3rd umpire in Pakistan used replay of another delivery to check if the ball for dismissal was a no-ball

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Pakistan cricket team resumed their home season with an ICC Cricket World Cup Super League series against the West Indies cricket team earlier today. The Men in Green got off to a good start after receiving an invitation to bowl first in Multan. Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Kyle Mayers on the penultimate delivery of the third over.

Speaking of the match between the Pakistan cricket team and the West Indies cricket team, Shai Hope scored a magnificent ton and helped the visitors score 305 runs in their first innings. However, his opening partner Kyle Mayers could not impress much. He departed to the dressing room after scoring only three runs.

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Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed him for just three runs caught and bowled. The umpires wished to check for a no-ball, but interestingly, the replay aired of a previous delivery, where Mayers was at the non-striker’s end. Some fans feel that the third umpire reviewed the wrong delivery.

Here’s what an eagle-eyed Twitter user wrote:

“Shaheen Afridi dismissed Kyle Mayers (Caught & bowled). To check whether it was a fair delivery, this (Pic) was used Well, guess what? The batter visible in it is Kyle Mayers himself. Huge blunder!”

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Can Pakistan win the 1st ODI against the West Indies cricket team?

Chasing 306 runs to win the match, the Pakistan cricket team have gotten off to a decent start. Half-centuries from Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam have placed them in a commanding position, and they could pull off a successful run-chase.

It will be interesting to see how the Pakistan cricket team performs in the rest of the series. They will be keen to complete a 3-0 whitewash if they win the first ODI.

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