Big screen run out blunder as Black Caps batsman Tom Latham decision referred

Third umpire Ian Gould nearly fluffed his lines on a major call on day four of the second test between New Zealand and Pakistan. Photo / Sky Sport/
Third umpire Ian Gould nearly fluffed his lines on a major call on day four of the second test between New Zealand and Pakistan. Photo / Sky Sport/

The scoreboard operator fluffed his lines on a major call on day four of the second test between New Zealand and Pakistan.

Tom Latham may have had his heart in his mouth when television umpire Ian Gould was called upon to judge a possible run out.

Kane Williamson, who has some history for being involved in run outs, pushed Wahab towards point, where substitute fielder Yasir Shah swooped in and underarmed it onto the stumps with a fine piece of work.

The replays were desperately close. One frame separated Latham being just out, to just in. One angle had him in, another on the line, therefore out.

Television umpire Gould found in Latham's favour, but then the scoreboard operator put up OUT on the big screen, as if playing a cruel joke on the batsman.

NOT OUT quickly followed, and Latham breathed again.

Follow the action on day four of the second test in Hamilton

- NZ Herald

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