HawkEye Decision on Aaron Finch review raises questions

The question has been raised on the use of HawkEye which came into limelight during the review of Aaron Finch’s dismissal through leg before in the third One Day International game between India and Australia in Ranchi on Friday (March 8). 


The incident happened in the 32nd over of the first innings when Kuldeep Yadav was bowling. Finch tried to play at the on the leg side but failed to hit Kuldeep Yadav’s quick delivery and was trapped in front of the stumps. Australia captain took the review but it didn’t help him as he got dismissed after scoring a splendid 93 off 99. Meanwhile, the ball-tracking projection showed that the ball pitched on leg stump before hitting the stumps.

However, it was believed that it was a technical glitch as Kuldeep’s delivery had pitched on the middle stump. Aaron Finch would have been out even if the technical glitch didn’t happen.

The HawkEye technology shows the point where the ball pitches and also the point the impacts of the batsman’s pads manually. After that, the system generates the direction. However, in tomorrow’s game, the first plot point was not accurate, the direction which the system showed was not similar to how the ball actually proceeded.

Meanwhile, Aaron Finch smashed 93 off 99 balls and added a huge 193 runs for the first wicket with Usman Khawaja (104) to guide Australia to a 32-run win. Both the teams will face each other on March 9 in Mohali for the fourth encounter. India will try to win the game because the win will lead them to the series victory. On the other hand, Australia will try to keep their momentum on as well, to keep the hope of the five-match ODI series win.

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