Indian skipper Virat Kohli lost his cool during the evening session of the third day of the Lord’s Test after an LBW decision in favor of Joe Root given by Michael Gough off the bowling of Mohammed Siraj wasn’t overturned due to ‘Umpire’s Call’.
The third session of the third day between England and India saw an enthralling passage of play with Mohammed Siraj regularly challenging the defense of the host batsmen, especially Ollie Robinson.
Siraj got the ball to tail back in consistently to wrap on the pads of Robinson.
The right-hander was eventually rewarded after a series of refusals by Michael Gough but even that call was marginal as ball tracking showed that the ball would have just clipped the stumps.
While Robinson was at the unfortunate end of the on-field call, Joe Root ended up at the right end of things as the on-field decision of not-out remained much to the anguish of Siraj and Virat Kohli, who couldn’t hold himself back from letting out a few expletives.
Nevertheless, it was Joe Root’s day, and given the way he carried his team on his shoulders after having come to the middle at the score of 2/23 last evening, he probably earned that luck.
Barring that close LBW call off Siraj and a few other instances, Joe Root largely looked impregnable at the crease in what were easily the easiest conditions to bat in the entire series thus far.
Root eventually stayed unbeaten on 180 but not before he had helped England wipe out the entire 364-run-deficit and in turn, claim a 27-run lead at stumps on day 03.
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