Home > News >

Umpire S Ravi’s howlers contribute to India’s defeat against Pakistan in first ODI

Umpire S Ravi's howlers contribute to India's defeat against Pakistan

India lost the first ODI against Pakistan by six wickets at Chennai on Sunday © PTI

Chennai: Dec 30, 2012

A couple of horrendous decisions by Indian umpire S Ravi contributed to India’s six-wicket defeat to arch rivals Pakistan in the first cricket ODI on Sunday.

New Zealand’s Billy Bowden and S Ravi were the two on-field umpires for the series-opener and some of the decisions by the Indian went against the home team which also lost a crucial toss under overcast conditions at the MA Chidambaram stadium.

The Indians were done in by some poor umpiring by Ravi in the first ball of the 18th over off-spinner R Ashwin.

Centurion Nasir Jamshed, who was batting on 24 then, misjudged a flighted ball from Ashwin which took the inside edge off his pads and Virender Sehwag took a smart catch at first slip. The Indians initially appealed for a leg before and then for a catch but Ravi turned down the appeal.

Luck again favoured the visitors in the 28th over when a loud shout for leg before against Younis Khan was turned down by Ravi with Ravichandran Ashwin being the bowler again. Younis, who was on 46 then, missed his sweep shot and got hit in front of middle and off but the verdict went against the Indians.

Both Jamshed (101 not out) and Younis (58) were largely responsible for rebuilding the Pakistani innings as they were struggling at 21 for two at one stage and the umpiring errors proved costly for the Indians. The duo put on a 112-run partnership for the third wicket which put the visitors on course again.

The quality of Indian umpiring has not been quite upto the mark in recent times which is reflected by the fact that no Indian umpire is in the list of ICC’s Elite panel.

Former Indian captain S Venkatraghavan was the last Indian umpire on the panel but since his retirement no other umpire has made it to the list.

India have four umpires in the ICC Emirates International Panel. They are Sudhir Asnani, S Ravi, Vineet Kulkarni, C Shamshuddin.

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 12, 2014  at Sharjah

New Zealand won by 4 wkts

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Josh Hazlewood looks back at his 5-wicket haul

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Mitchell Johnson, Steven Smith pummel India

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 2: India’s familiar collapse, Umesh Yadav’s heroics and other highlights

South Africa vs West Indies,1st Test, Day 2 at Centurion: South Africa declare at 552 for 5

Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane guide India to 311/4 against Australia on Day 1 of 1st Test at Brisbane

Australia India Ishant Sharma Moments in history Ravichandran Ashwin South Africa Virender Sehwag Yuvraj Singh

Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson smash India to take Australia to 351/6 at lunch

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson put on 100-run partnership

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Steven Smith scores 6th ton

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Mitchell Johnson hits 37-ball 50

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Brad Haddin dismissed

World Cup 1987: Viv Richards decimates Sri Lanka at Karachi

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane: Steven Smith holds key for Australia

Josh Hazlewood’s relentless accuracy and subtle movement against India in 2nd Test at Brisbane augurs well for Australia

South Africa vs West Indies 2014, 1st Test at Centurion: Hashim Amla’s double-century and other statistics

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 2: India’s familiar collapse, Umesh Yadav’s heroics and other highlights

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here