Whoops! Third referee opens ‘Windows Media Player’ on big screen, video goes viral
The West Indies team led by Kraigg Brathwaite were at their best in the opening test match of the two-game series against Pakistan as they won the fierce match by a wicket. The first test match of the series was played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. However, despite the West Indies’ thrilling victory against the team led by Babar Azam, it was the scream of the third referee during the match that made the headlines. The incident took place during the 77.1 in the West Indies’ first innings when the field referee returned Brathwaite’s run to the third referee.
After the decision was sent upstairs, fans turned to the big screen to see the verdict. However, they were left behind after the third referee projected his music playlist on the big screen rather than his decision. Brathwaite, who was only three points away from crossing the triple-digit mark, was eventually sent back to the stands. And, the third referee’s blunder during the match quickly became the town’s talking point on the internet.
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It was a big moment in the game as Brathwaite’s wicket was crucial for Pakistan and the West Indies. He also scored the home team’s best goal in their first innings. The 28-year-old smashed 97 balls and 221 balls using 12 limits.
Moving on to the game, batted first, Pakistan scored 217 points in 70.3 overs before being knocked out on the delicate area. For Pakistan, Fawad Alam played with the bat. He scored 56 runs on 117 balls. In response, the West Indies scored 253 points for the loss of ten wickets to take a 36-point lead.
In their second set, Pakistan managed to score just 203 points and gave the West Indies just 168 points to win the game. And, in the end, the host won the game by a single wicket to take a 1-0 lead in the two-game series.
The second test match between Pakistan and the West Indies will be played at Sabina Park, starting August 20.
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