Dharmasena, Erasmus named on-field umpires for World Cup final

Paola Ditto
Luglio 14, 2019

"The dissent he showed was nearly soccer-like, up, remonstrating with the umpires", Cowan said on ABC Grandstand's latest World Cup podcast.

The Surrey opener had made 85 to set England well on their way to a victory target of 224 against the reigning champions when Australia appealed for a catch down the legside by wicketkeeper Alex Carey off fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Roy, his arms spread wide, clearly believed Dharmasena should have signalled a wide delivery instead and the furious batsman had to be ushered away from the crease by square leg umpire Marais Erasmus.

"The dissent he showed was nearly soccer-like, up, remonstrating with the umpires", he said.

"What he did was an absolute disgrace".

While the decision was quite obviously the incorrect one, Cowan said that Roy had no right to stand his ground after Dharmasena had raised his finger. That was a disgrace.

In fact, it was Dharamasena who gave a contentious decision against England's Jason Roy in Thursday's second semi-final at Edgbaston.

Australian Bayliss, though, has called for calm as England look to go one better than they did in their last World Cup final appearance in 1992, when they lost against Imran Khan's Pakistan in Melbourne.

"It's professional sport, emotions run high". Roy, who had a few words with the umpires, was later fined 30 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against the on-field officials.

Roy wasn't in a hurry to return, trudging back slowly with his helmet off.

The most hilarious thing was when Roy instantly asked for a DRS, which had already been used up by Jos Buttler, the Sri Lankan umpire even signaled to the third umpire for the review.

Justin Langer's men will have been desperate for early breakthroughs to keep themselves in the hunt but Roy and Bairstow were simply too good, playing diligently at the beginning to see off the brand new ball before unleashing.

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