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[Watch] Peter Handscomb Refuses to Leave Pitch After Getting Caught At Slips

image-lpi3fctjPeter Handscomb arguing with the umpire (Twitter)

In a remarkable turn of events on the first day of the Sheffield Shield clash between Victoria and South Australia, Victoria's batsman Peter Handscomb became the centre of attention due to an unusual on-field incident.

Handscomb's dismissal sparked discussion in Victoria-South Australia match

The moment unfolded in the 13th over of Victoria's innings when South Australia's pacer, Brendan Doggett, delivered an out-swinging ball to Handscomb. The wicketkeeper-batter, edged the ball towards South Australia skipper, Jake Lehman, stationed at third slip.

Lehman executed a commendable low catch, and while to the unaided eye the catch appeared clean, Handscomb was adamant that the ball had bounced before reaching Lehman. His firm belief led to him refusing to leave the field.

This resulted in a prolonged discussion between Handscomb and the umpire. After a review and confirmation with the fielder, Handscomb was eventually instructed by the umpire to depart the field.

The incident was described as unprecedented by a commentator during the live broadcast. “I haven’t seen anything like this happen before in my life”, said the commentator on air.

In terms of the match's progress, after a shaky start with Victoria at 67/5, Sam Harper and Campbell Kellaway successfully stabilized the innings. Wes Agar emerged as a standout bowler for South Australia, claiming three wickets in his spell. While the game continued to unfold with its own dynamics, the Handscomb incident remained a highlight of the day's play.