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Harbhajan Singh fights with umpire: DC VS MI IPL 2012 Match Controversy
The IPL 2012 league match between Deccan Chargers (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Visakhapatnam (DC vs MI) on Monday night was marred by a controversy, as Mumbai captain Harbhajan Singh had a heated and prolonged fight with the field umpires.
According to reports, the umpires committed a mistake in not giving a home side batsman out.
The incident happened in the 13th over of the Deccan Chargers' innings after they opted to bat first. Their captain Kumar Sangakkara was clearly out off the bowling of Munaf Patel though the field umpires thought it otherwise initially before referring the decision to the third umpire.
The third ball of Munaf Patel's third over and 13th of Deccan Chargers' innings saw Sangakkara dragging the ball onto the off-stump with the bails dislodged and the ball hit the wickets for the second time after ricocheting from Mumbai wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik.
Field Umpires AK Chowdhury of India and JD Cloete of South Africa consulted each other but thought that the ball came off Karthik's pads and ruled Sangakkara not out.