Ben Stokes ‘blames’ loss on Zak Crawley’s controversial DRS call says, ‘Technology got it wrong’

Chasing 399 on the tricky pitch of Vizag was always going to be a tall task. But ever since Ben Stokes became their skipper, England has had the confidence to chase down any total. At one point during the chase, the English cricket team seemed to be on their way to breaking the record for the most successful Test chase in India.

However, their plans hit a snag when their top scorer, Zak Crawley, was adjudged out due to a controversial DRS call. When the India vs. England 2nd Test was hanging in balance and England was already at the halfway mark, tragedy struck for Ben Stokes and Co.

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At 194/4 and needing just 205 to win the match and take a 2-0 lead in the series, Crawley was adjudged out by the third umpire. Initially, the on-field umpire had not given the opener out, but a review by Rohit Sharma flipped the umpire’s decision and the game.

After eventually losing the match by 106 runs, Ben Stokes wasn’t happy with the controversial call. In the post-match press conference, Stokes said, “Technology got it wrong on this occasion.”


Feb 5, 2024 11:09 AM