Umpire Ian Gould. Photo: BCC
Umpire Ian Gould. Photo: BCC

India s teen prodigy Prithvi Shaw may have been given a life during the second innings of the second Test against West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal, Hyderabad on Sunday. And Shaw, who was awarded the Man of the Series for scoring 237 runs in the two Tests which India sealed inside three days on Sunday, can thank umpire Ian Gould.

The incident occurred in the fifth over of India s second innings after the West Indies were bowled out for 127 and set a mere 72-run target for India.

Shaw, facing skipper Jason Holder, tried to duck a delivery, but the ball did not rise as expected and hit the 18-year-old on the arm instead right in front of the wicket. The West Indies appealed in unison for an lbw, but English umpire adjudged not out.

Replays showed the ball was going on to clip the bails and the Decision Review System stayed with on-filed umpire s decision. In Gould, realising he made a mistake, apologised to Holder.


Shaw, who registered a century on his Test debut in the first match at Rajkot, scored the winning runs as India registered yet another dominating Test victory.