David Warner might want to buy a lotto ticket after being dismissed by England all-rounder Ben Stokes, only for the delivery to be called a no-ball.
Stokes skittled the Australian opener when he was on just 17 in the 13th over, with a inswinging delivery clipping Warner’s pads before going on to hit the off-stump.
Unfortunately for Stokes and England, he’d over-stepped the crease line by a considerable margin, meaning the opener survived.
Warner has a knack for punishing teams who dismiss him on a no-ball, including in 2017 when England seamer Tom Curran dismissed him on a no-ball, with the opener going on to make a century.
It wasn’t the only no-ball Stokes bowled in the over, with Channel 7’s exclusive hawk-eye technology revealing he’d bowled four to start the over.
Only one was called, with former Australian captain Ricky Ponting not too pleased at the fact they were missed.
“Even with Stokes reaction there, I reckon he knew straight away that it was a no ball,” Ponting told Channel 7.
“He showed no delight whatsoever and when we go back and closer look, there were three or four more in the over as well that were not called either by the on-field umpire – by the sounds of things now they are not actually even looking at the front line because it is left to someone off-field to do the calling.
“But I mean this is… If someone upstairs is meant to be checking these, and they haven’t decided that any of those are a no ball, it is pathetic officiating as far as I’m concerned.
“We saw what happened late in the over… it was a wicket… If it he’d have been called for the no ball the first one he bowled there, then of course he’s going to drag his foot back.”