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Poor shot selection, umpiring cost India dear against New Zealand

umpiring-costShoddy shot selection and poor umpiring cost India dear as they lost the first cricket Test to New Zealand by 40 runs on day four at the Eden Park here Sunday.

The decision to give Ajinkya Rahane (18) lbw when he had edged the ball just before tea put India on the backfoot. But captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s dismissal would raise eyebrows after it cost India the match.

Dhoni edged a Neil Wagner`s short-pitched ball back to the stumps but umpire Steve Davies referred the decision to third umpire Gary Baxter for a close no-ball call.

TV replays showed Wagner`s foot landing on the white line, however, the third umpire deemed he had no problem and gave Dhoni out much to the shock of the TV commentators.

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