Gentlemen, that's lunch... with India needing 2 to win

2018-02-04 14:04
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Cape Town - On a day when the Proteas batsmen didn't exactly cover themselves in glory, another talking point arose during the second ODI against India at Centurion.

READ: Proteas crash to lowest ever home ODI total 

India needed just 2 runs for victory when the umpires whipped the players off the field for lunch.

The Proteas innings off 118 had only lasted 32.2 overs, and the Indian innings started after a 10 minute change around, but with Virat Kohli (44*) and Shikhar Dhawan (51*) steering their side to victory it seemed that the match would end before 14:00.

The match referee and umpires had other other ideas, however.

India had used the extra 15 minutes made available to them, but could not reach the target in time, although even the players seemed bemused with Kohli remonstrating with the umpires as the teams left the field. 

With the game trying to make itself more accessible to the non-cricket fans, following the letter of the law in terms of breaks in play certainly seems a little pointless at times like these.

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