David Warner fifth batsman at World Cup to survive with bails not removed after stumps hit

David Warner became to fifth batsman to get a World Cup reprieve due to non-dislodged bails during Australia’s defeat to India at The Oval.

Warner inside-edged India quick Jasprit Bumrah onto his stumps in Australia’s ultimately-failed pursuit of 353 in South London on Sunday but the zing bails remained in place.

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South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Bangladesh’s Mohammad Saifuddin have also encountered the same fortune, with the latest incident prompting responses from Nasser Hussain,and Shoaib Akhtar on Twitter.

“This can’t keep happening with the bails!!! Hard enough being a bowler nowadays… needs changing,” wrote Sky Cricket expert and former England captain Hussain.

Ex-Pakistan seamerAkhtar wrote: “What’s going on?? In my entire life, I have not seen five instances like this, let alone in the space of 10 days or a tournament.”

This can’t keep happening with the bails !!! Hard enough being a bowler nowadays .. needs changing

Today is the 5th instance of ball hitting the stumps and bails not falling.

5th instance, WITHIN this World Cup.

Whats going on?? ??

In my entire life i have not seen 5 instances like this, let alone in the space of 10 days or a tournament!!#AUSvIND #CWC19

Nice era to Bat when you can’t get bowled !!!!! These stumps/Zinger bail combination have to be changed ….. #CWC2019

Australia captain Aaron Finch – whose side lost to India by 36 runs – had remarked before the game that the zing bails required extra impact in order to be removed from their grooves.

“The bails seem to be a lot heavier, so it does take a bit of force,” said Finch, whose side are back in action against Pakistan on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports Cricket World Cup (channel 404) from 10am.

“I’ve seen it a handful of times now in IPL and Big Bash where the ball rolls back on to the stumps, where the bails traditionally one of them will pop off.

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