Cricket News: Ricky Ponting says “That’s just pathetic officiating”

Cricket News: After David Warner was given out by Ben Stokes, Ricky Ponting criticized the ‘pathetic’ umpiring. On Day 2 of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, there was no ball. Stokes made a return to competitive cricket yesterday. Also, outfoxed Warner when the latter was batting at 17. However, replays showed the English all-rounder had overstepped. And giving David Warner a reprieve. In the run-up to Warner’s dismissal, Ben Stokes had overstepped every delivery. Ricky Ponting was irritated because not a single one was called.

“As far as I’m concerned, if someone upstairs is supposed to be checking them and hasn’t decided that any of those are no-balls, that’s simply awful officiating,” Ricky Ponting said.

“That culminated in what we witnessed later in the episode. If he was called for a no-ball on the first ball he bowled, he’ll undoubtedly drag his foot back. What happened, I’m not sure. I’m curious as to why it hasn’t happened sooner,” Ponting added.

Cricket News: Ricky Ponting says "That’s just pathetic officiating"

David Warner

Cricket News: Before that, David Warner had edged two balls that went through the slips before settling down. Warner went on to form a crucial 100+ run partnership. Alongside Marnus Labuschagne to put Australia on top. Australia managed to bowl England out for 147. On the first day of the Test. The home side continued the good work to take a crucial first-innings lead riding on a 156-run stand. Between David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne.

Cricket News: Lastly, losing Marcus Harris early on, Warner and Labuschagne played positive cricket. Despite the English bowlers making some inroads with extra pace and bounce. In particular, Labuschagne appeared to be in stride. In 74-run innings, he smashed six boundaries and two sixes. Prior to being fired by Jack Leech. During his 19-ball stint, Steve Smith also looked good. His innings were cut short by a tiny edge from Ollie Robinson.

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