De Kock embarrassed after taking review, 1st Test VS Sri Lanka

The South African wicket keeper had to face a very embarrassing moment when he forced his captain to take a review and the end result was a big not out. Rabada was not sure about this one as Sri Lankan captain tried to leave a ball close to his bat.

The ball swung a bit late after passing near Mathews and there was no sound heard. Now De Kock somehow got interested in this. He asked his captain Du Plessie to go for a review. At the end it was a big not out. The ball was no way close to the bat.

Rabada bowled this on the line of the off stump. The ball hit the right area and just nipped back a little bit. Now Mathews first went to play at this ball but at the last moment he decided to just stay back. Now in all this his bat was moving up and down but was not close to the ball.

Now as the ball went past the bat, it just swung a long way to the right of De Kock. The South African wicket keeper collected this one and made an appeal for caught behind. Raba made a late appeal after he saw De Kock going up. Now umpire Aleem Dar did not give this one out and he was right about it. There was no sound heard as the ball went past Mathews. Faf Du Plessie standing in the slips was not sure as well. Rabada was uncertain and then De Kock pursued his appeal. He pushed his captain to take a review as he felt something has happened to the ball.

In the slow motion the replay of this delivery was shocking. There was a day night difference between the ball and the bat. In fact you cannot call it even a close one. There was nothing on the snick meter as well. It was just a worst review taken and that was all.

The third umpire dismissed the case immediately calling it not out. De Kock was pretty embarrassed as he saw the slow motion reply on the big screen. Du Plessie then went to him and had a tap with his wicket keeper just to make sure he does not stay nervous. De Kock is a brilliant wicket keeper and he normally does not make such mistakes. This one was an error of judgment on his part. He just read it all wrong. There was no conclusive evidence needed in this case at all.

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