'Pathetic officiating' twist in Warner let-off

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Cricket fable Ricky Ponting teed disconnected connected umpire Rod Tucker aft the grade of Ben Stokes' no-ball infringements was revealed.

Stokes looked to person bowled Australian opener David Warner during Day 2 of the archetypal Ashes Test astatine the Gabba.

Stokes had troubled the left-hander with the archetypal 3 balls of his spell, and past his 4th transportation snuck done the spread betwixt Warner's bat and pad and rocked into the stumps.

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As England celebrated and Warner began to locomotion backmost to the pavilion, the 3rd umpire intervened to constituent retired Stokes' beforehand ft had landed good implicit the popping crease, making it an amerciable delivery.

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Warner returned to his presumption and the England all-rounder returned to the apical of his mark, adjusting his run-up to guarantee the mistake wouldn't beryllium made again.

But it was aft that kerfuffle that viewers learned the grade of the problem.

Replays showed Stokes had really overstepped the popping crease with each of his opening 4 deliveries, not conscionable the 1 that rattled Warner's stumps, yet not 1 of those deliveries had been called a no-ball, either by the lasting umpire oregon the 3rd umpire.

While it was erstwhile the occupation of the bowling-end umpire to show the bowler's beforehand ft and telephone no-balls, the work present astir wholly lands connected the 3rd umpire, who is expected to reappraisal each transportation for front-foot infringements.

Third umpire Paul Wilson intelligibly didn't show it properly, oregon opted not to pass the on-field umpires that Stokes was overstepping the crease.

David Warner, Ben Stokes. (Fox Cricket)

In commentary for Channel 7, Ponting called it "pathetic officiating".

"If it's idiosyncratic upstairs who's expected to beryllium checking these and they haven't decided that immoderate of those are a no-ball, it's pathetic officiating arsenic acold arsenic I'm concerned," Ponting said.

"If (Stokes) had been called for a nary shot the archetypal 1 helium bowled, past of people he's going to resistance his ft back."

Former Test umpire Simon Taufel was astatine a nonaccomplishment to explicate wherefore the no-balls were not picked up.

"I truly can't explicate arsenic to wherefore they weren't," Taufel said.

"(The 3rd umpires) bash person the enactment of an ICC technician successful that 3rd umpire's box. Together with that technician they're expected to beryllium looking astatine each shot and if it's close, they'll analyse and telephone it."

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