Mohammad Rizwan's 'Wristband' Costs his Wicket In Boxing Day Test against Australia

Mohammad Rizwan decided to confront the umpire as he was confused after losing his wicket to Pat Cummins in the Boxing Day Test.

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Mohammad Rizwan's 'Wristband' Costs his Wicket In Boxing Day Test against Australia

Mohammad Rizwan makes his point to Joel Wilson during the Boxing Day Test Image - Getty Images and Cricket Australia

Mohammad Rizwan was left frustrated as he was dismissed in a rather controversial fashion during the second Test against Australia in Boxing Day Test at Melbourne. The incident happened in Pakistan's 317-run chase when they were cruising and only 98 runs behind to level the series. Australia captain Pat Cummins bowled a short-pitched delivery and Rizwan tried to leave it.

The on-field umpire didn't give out on Australia's appeal for a possible caught behind, so Cummins decided to take the third umpire's help. The third umpire, Richard Illingworth, took his time and watched the incident multiple times through different camera angles and then finally gave out which was the decisive moment of the match. Australia won the match and sealed the series to their name.

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The hotspot technology wasn't able to confirm the presence of an edge, so Illingworth turned to the Snickometer, which confirmed that the ball had touched Rizwan's wristband.

Rizwan decided to confront the umpire and showed his frustration after the decision but Australia went on to win the match and the series. Pakistan fought well in the Boxing Day Test match and were very close to registering an iconic victory at Melbourne but the Aussies somehow overturned the events.

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