Ashes: Ricky Ponting slams ‘pathetic officiating’ after Ben Stokes dismisses David Warner

Ricky Ponting slams ‘pathetic officiating’ from the third umpire after Ben Stokes dismisses David Warner off a no-ball… handing Australia opener reprieve in irritating first session for guests on second day of Gabba Test

  • Ben Stokes thought he had dismissed David Warner along with his fourth ball of match 
  • But replays confirmed the England all-rounder had bowled a no ball on the Gabba 
  • Channel 7 confirmed that his earlier three balls of the over have been additionally no balls
  • Ex-Australia captain Ricky Ponting criticised Pau Wilson’s failure to identify them 











Ricky Ponting has slammed the ‘pathetic officiating’ that noticed Australia opener David Warner handed a reprieve after being bowled off a no-ball by Ben Stokes.

The England all-rounder – bowling within the Test enviornment for the primary time since coming back from a break to guard his psychological well being – appeared to have dismissed Warner with simply his fourth ball of the match.

But replays confirmed that the England star had overstepped by a ways, main Warner to be referred to as again.

Ricky Ponting (L) has slammed the ‘pathetic officiating’ that noticed Australia opener David Warner handed a reprieve after being bowled off a no-ball by Ben Stokes (R)

Stokes thought he had taken the wicket of Warner after bowling him off his fourth ball

But Stokes had overstepped, that means Warner was referred to as again after being castled

Australia’s Channel 7 then confirmed that Stokes’ first three balls main as much as the non-wicket of Warner have been additionally no-balls, however which merely remained uncalled by the third umpire Paul Wilson.

And that led former Australia captain Ponting to slam the officiating, believing Stokes would have corrected his overstepping earlier had he recognized he was bowling no-balls.

‘If somebody upstairs is meant to be checking these they usually have not determined that any of these are a no ball, that is simply pathetic officiating so far as I’m involved,’ Ponting mentioned on Channel 7.

‘It led to what we noticed late within the over. If he’d have been referred to as for a no ball the primary one he bowled, then after all he’ll drag his foot again.

But Stokes had overstepped and after a examine the supply was referred to as a no ball

‘I’m undecided what’s occurred. I’m eager to listen to why it hasn’t occurred earlier.’

Retired umpire Simon Taufel added: ‘The third umpire’s job is certainly the toughest job within the e book for me.

‘They actually do have lots occurring however they do have the help of an ICC technician. They’re speculated to be taking a look at each ball.’ 

The process of calling no-balls was transferred to the tv umpire from the on-field officers for top-tier worldwide cricket in July final year.

What will probably be extra worrying for England is that Warner has gone to make a Test hundred on 4 earlier events after surviving a dismissal off a no-ball. 

Simon Taufel (centre) additionally couldn’t perceive why the three Stokes no balls weren’t referred to as

And he was practically midway there at lunch, having gone on to 48 not out, whereas Marnus Labuschagne had reached his thirty first Test 50.

England in the meantime took simply the scalp of opener Marcus Harris within the first session, with Dawid Malan catching his edge low down off Ollie Robinson.

But Labuschagne and Warner re-built to take Australia to 113 for one on the finish of the opening session of day two on the Gabba. 

Warner went on take benefit, coming to inside two of his half century earlier than lunch

Marnus Labuschagne in the meantime did deliver up his half-century within the opening session

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