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Had that delivery been given a no-ball, Gayle would have had a free hit but was instead out leg before wicket off the fifth ball of the over. @ AFP

Match 10 of the ICC World Cup 2019 between defending champions Australia and West Indies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday was marred by plenty of umpiring howlers.

Among the most noteworthy ones which was spotted by the broadcasters was during the dismissal of Chris Gayle, which umpire Chris Gaffaney missed to deem a no-ball from Mitchell Starc that would have saved Gayle s wicket.

Commentators spotted the major gaffe a couple of overs after Gayle s dismissal in the fifth over of the West Indies innings. Starc had bowled a massive no ball that was not spotted by the umpire before the delivery Gayle got out. Had that delivery been given a no-ball, Gayle would have had a free hit but was instead out leg before wicket off the fifth ball of the over.

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Commentators spotted the major gaffe a couple of overs after Gayle s dismissal in the fifth over of the West Indies innings.

Before the incident, Gayle used consecutive reviews off back-to-back deliveries in Starc previous over. He was given out twice (one caught behind when the ball hit the stumps, but the bails did not light up, and the second a LBW where the ball was going well down the leg side).

After a cameo, Gayle was eventually out for 21 off 17 balls.

Earlier, Nathan Coulter-Nile made a 60-ball 92, the highest score by a number eight batsman in World Cup history, as champions Australia staged a remarkable recovery that saw them all out for 288 after being in dire straits at 38/4. Former captain Steve Smith (73), who put on 102 for the seventh wicket with Coulter-Nile, triggered the repair job which Coulter-Nile finished in style!