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Royal Challengers Bangalore needed seven to win off the final ball against Mumbai Indians. Lasith Malinga conceded only one run, against Shivam Dube who was on strike, but replays revealed that the on-field umpire S Ravi had missed spotting a front-foot no-ball. The mistake was criticised by both captains, and many in the cricketing fraternity called for the use of third umpire in no-ball calls.
I believe with the technology that’s being used in cricket for different things what happened in the #MIvsRCB match highlighted that more should be done.
A quick call from the third umpire on the #noball would have been the right way to go and must be implemented going forward. pic.twitter.com/58lGfHJKJu
— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) March 29, 2019
High quality cricket tonight. Wow! Yuvi, Hardik, Chahal, Umesh, Virat, AB, Bumrah & Malinga all taking the game to great heights, before it all came crashing down with that last ball no ball miss. Unforgivable mistake.#VIVOIPL2019 #RCBvMI
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 28, 2019
It would have been better if Shivam Dube was out on the last ball, seems like that is the only way umpires would have checked the #noball
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 28, 2019
In the world of technology that we live in, a NO BALL like that should NOT happen!
End Of Story!
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 28, 2019
Technology should be used much more often in cricket … so many front foot no-balls missed all the time in all formats and only checked on dismissal. Should be as simple as 3rd umpire telling the umpire through ear piece that a no ball has been bowled.
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) March 28, 2019
In an era of so much technology and with so much at stake NO BALLS should never ever be missed …. #JustSaying #IPL2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 28, 2019
What did just happened! Such a big error… could have changed the game… #noball #umpires #ridiculous #RCBvMI #VIVOIPL
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) March 28, 2019
Sorry.. but umpires are missing too many no balls these days.. time for another umpire on the ground to call no balls! #fedup
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 28, 2019
They have to sort this out somehow. Difference between a win or a loss.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) March 28, 2019
Malinga’s last ball was a no-ball….BIG one. Umpire missed it. Colossal error. Unbelievable. #RCBvMI #IPL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 28, 2019