WATCH | Mushfiqur Rahim doesn't opt for DRS after edging ball onto pads

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WATCH | Mushfiqur Rahim doesn't opt for DRS after edging ball onto pads

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SportsCafe Desk

06/05/2017

In the ongoing game against Australia, Mushfiqur Rahim was adjudged LBW and instead of opting for a review the batsman accepted the decision. The replays clearly showed a spike on Ultra edge, when the ball went past the bat, before hitting the pads as such the decision would have been overturned.

Bangladesh have always been one of the worst teams when it has come to DRS and in today's game against Australia they showed just how bad they were. Mushfiqur Rahim failed to realise that he had edged the ball onto his pads which resulted in him being declared leg before wicket. The commentators speculated an edge even before the replay was shown which made Rahim look like an amateur.

In the 17th over, Moises Henriques was brought on to bowl by Australian skipper Steve Smith and on the second delivery of the over, the Aussie bowled a ball that came back in with the angle and caught Rahim on the pads right infront of his stumps. However, a clear noise was heard over the stumps microphone as the ball passed the bat but the umpire gave the decision in Australia's favour declaring Rahim out.

What happened next might have angered many Bangladeshi fans as Rahim started walking towards the dressing room straight away without bothering to take a review. The Ultraedge technology clearly showed a spike as the ball went past the bat and the Hot Spot pointed out the edge too. The right-hand batsman had no clue that he had actually nicked the ball onto his pads. 

This is not the first time that Bangladesh have been guilty of hillriously misusing the DRS. In the Test against India, they opted for a LBW review when Virat Kohli had middled the ball and against Sri Lanka Soumya Sarkar asked for a review after being bowled.

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