Controversy hits the first ODI at the MCG.
The walking debate and whether technology plays too big a part in the modern game again reared its head at the MCG, after a controversial incident between David Warner and England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.
Warner looked to play a fine dab down to third man during his side’s innings, as they looked to chase down England’s 269.
The left-hander earned a noticeable edge through to Buttler behind the stumps, who half came forward to take the catch, which was claimed by England.
Warner inquired as to if it carried, which was confirmed by Buttler, with the Australian opener having no problem with the decision, and started to make his way off the ground.
But before he could cross the boundary rope, Warner was told to stop as the umpires checked the video evidence, which only muddied the waters.
While the ball clearly bounced as it came into Buttler’s gloves, opinion was divided as to if it hit the ground and bounced up or hit the Englishman’s gloves and bounced up into the middle of his gloves.