In the ongoing Test between India and New Zealand at Kanpur, things seem to be going against the hosts thus far. The Indian team after a good start was bowled out for 318 in their first innings. And after that New Zealand responded well with both opener Tom Latham and Kane Williamson scoring half-centuries. At tea break New Zealand were 152 for one. The rain however delayed the start of the final session of day two. CATCH: India Vs New Zealand 2016 Scorecard
With Latham and Williamson dominating the proceedings, India was outplayed on the second day. However, the hosts had a chance to separate the two. During the 37 over, Latham opted for a sweep shot off the bowling of Jadeja. The ball after ricocheting from batsman’s pad went up in the air and KL Rahul placed at short leg after few fumbles caught it. The Indians went up in appeal. But much to their disappointment, Umpire Richard Kettleborough was not convinced. Also Check- India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 2 – As it Happened
The field umpire then pressed the TV umpire into the service and also made a soft signal of not out. The TV replays then revealed that the ball came in contact with part of Rahul’s helmet. So before actually catching it, the ball hit the fielder’s helmet strap and thus Latham was given the order to stay on.
There is nothing controversial about the decision as it was well within the laws of the game. The law clearly states that if a ball hits any part of the fielder’s helmet it will be ruled not out. So in this case, the strap was the part of the helmet which the Rahul was wearing at short leg. And much to the disappointment of India Latham continued to frustrate the bowlers.
Here is the replay of the incident
After bowling out India for 318, New Zealand lost Martin Guptill early but then Latham and Williamson shared 117-run stand for the second wicket to help Kiwis take control of the things. With no play possible after the tea break the play was eventually called off. Latham is now unbeaten on 56 while giving him good company is Williamson on 65.