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‘Zak Crawley's LBW Decision Was Wrong’ - Ben Stokes Angry Reaction After 2nd Test

image-ls8utx71England Captain Ben Stokes during the post match presentation(x.com)

During the second Test against India at Vizag, England's pursuit of a challenging 399-run target took an unexpected turn as Zak Crawley found himself at the center of a contentious LBW decision. Crawley's dismissal, initially given not out by the on-field umpire, was overturned through a DRS review taken by Rohit Sharma, altering the course of the game.

With England standing at 194/4 and requiring 205 more for victory, Crawley's controversial exit left England skipper Ben Stokes visibly dissatisfied. Stokes expressed his discontent in the post-match press conference, asserting, "Technology got it wrong on this occasion."

The Test match unfolded with India posting a formidable 396 in the first innings, fueled by Yashasvi Jaiswal's remarkable double century. Jasprit Bumrah's stellar performance, claiming 6/45, granted India a 143-run lead. Shubman Gill's century set a target of 399 for England.

Heading into day four, England needed 332 runs with nine wickets in hand. The crucial moment occurred when Zak Crawley, batting at 73, was controversially adjudged LBW by the third umpire Paul Reiffel, overturning the on-field decision of not out by the umpire Marais Erasmus.

Stokes questioned the decision, stating, 

"Zak Crawley's LBW decision was the wrong one by the technology." 

The confusion arose as the DRS seemingly contradicted the visual evidence of the ball hitting Crawley's pad.

Despite a valiant effort, England fell short by 106 runs, ultimately losing the match. India's remarkable comeback in the second Test leveled the 5 test match series 1-1.

Looking ahead, the third test match is in Rajkot on 15th February.