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I think the right decision was made: Carey on Green's catch

Last updated on 11 Jun 2023 | 03:07 AM
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I think the right decision was made: Carey on Green's catch

The wicket-keeper batter also believes Australia have runs on the board heading into Day five of the WTC final

The summit clash of the World Test Championship is going all the way down to the wire as India require 280 runs with seven wickets in hand in pursuit of Australia's target of 444 runs. 

The opening combination of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma started the run chase in a positive manner and forged a 41-run stand for the first wicket. 

However, the youngster was dismissed by Scott Boland on the first ball of the eight over, a dismissal that divided the cricketing fans just before tea on the fourth day. 

While Gill tried to play a rising delivery from Boland with soft hands, the ball hit the top portion of the bat and went low to Cameron Green at gully. The tall Aussie all-rounder claimed the catch, but Gill was not sure, and the umpires referred it upstairs. 

However, after numerous replays, the third umpire declared it out, much to the disappointment of the fans and the Indian team. Alex Carey shared his insights on the dismissal after the end of the day's play to official broadcasters and said, "I thought he caught it fair and square from where I was. I think the right decision was made. 

The wicket-keeper batter was also optimistic about his team's chances on the final day and believes Australia have the right attack to pick seven more wickets and win the mace. 

"I think we have the runs on the board that we would have liked. We always want to take more wickets, but they played well. We've got a big chance tomorrow."

"You never like seeing our bowlers go at 6s for a period of time, but I thought they pegged it back there with back-to-back wickets. It's going to be a case of coming here tomorrow and being patient and putting the ball in the right areas and trying to take those seven chances," he concluded. 

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