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Technology has gone wrong on this occasion: Ben Stokes on Zak Crawley’s dismissal

Srinagar: England captain Ben Stokes was unhappy on the dismissal of opener Zak Crawley in the second innings of the Vizag Test on February 5 and said that Technology has gone wrong on this occasion.

The English opener was confidently batting at 73 runs from 132 balls, leading England’s pursuit of a formidable target of 399 runs. However, his promising innings was abruptly halted by a contentious LBW decision involving Kuldeep Yadav’s delivery.
Initially deemed not out by the on-field umpire, the decision was overturned after India’s review revealed the ball tracking towards the stumps. This surprised fans and commentators who believed the impact seemed outside the leg stump.

“My personal opinion is that the technology has gone wrong on this occasion. That’s where I stand on it,” the England captain Ben Stokes said when questioned about the decision.

“Technology in the game is obviously there and everyone has an understanding of the reasons it can never be 100 per cent. That’s why we have the ‘umpire’s call’, that’s why it’s in place.”

“So when it’s not 100 per cent, I don’t think it’s unfair for someone to say ‘I think the technology has got it wrong’. I will say that, but in a game full of ifs, buts and maybes I am not going to say that’s the reason why we haven’t got the result we wanted.

“You can’t really do much with things that have been and gone. You can’t really overturn a decision that has been made.”


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