In the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series between India and Australia, the home side led 1-0 going into the second game in Pune. Batting first, India scored 248 in their 50 overs with a century from Hemang Badani, and Australia replied well to cruise to victory by eight wickets. But in the middle of Australia’s reply, two quick wickets fell. One of them was a run-out. Darren Lehmann, the No. 3, had just come in to bat after Matthew Hayden had been dismissed for 57, in the first-wicket stand of 143. He played the ball to cover, involved himself in a mix-up between the wickets with Waugh, and both players were stranded in the middle of the pitch when the wickets were disturbed at the strikers’ end. READ: Mark Waugh’s exquisite grace and steely determination floors South Africa at Port Elizabeth

Lehmann, promptly, walked off quickly. But India requested the confused umpires to find out who was rightly out. After some delay, the umpires asked the third umpire to look into it, but with limited replays of the run-out, the confusion remained. From one replay, it looked, however, that Waugh had crossed Lehmann in terms of the end in which the stumps were broken, and when this was done, the shadow of Waugh looked ahead of Lehmann. But Lehmann was not called back, and Waugh batted on.

Waugh ended with an unbeaten 133, and Lehmann’s replacement in the middle, Michael Bevan, stuck around with Waugh, scoring an unbeaten 33, to take Australia to the target. India eventually lost the ODI series 3-2, despite winning three of the first four ODIs.