“I’d like to change the rules” – Mark Waugh fumes over soft rule after Marnus Labuschagne’s dismissal amid weather conditions

Test cricket offers plenty of drama, spice and entertainment during the passage of play. However, things can get a little more controversial when the decision that is made is not in your favour.

During the ongoing Sydney Test match between Australia and South Africa, Marnus Labuschagne was very much frustrated after his dismissal as stumps were called for poor light on the opening day of the third Test.

Besides that, the weather wasn’t that kind enough on the opening day. The rain played spoilsport in some moments which turned the weather from bad to worse, thus there was no proper light as well.

Mark Waugh fumes over soft rule after Marnus Labuschagne’s dismissal

Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh was not happy with the way how things turned out for Australia on the opening day amid weather conditions. He even said that he would like to change the rules.

On January 3 at 3.45 pm, the play was set to restart with the rain refraining. However, the lighting turned out to be pretty much worse than it was before. The on-field umpires decided not to play at that point since there was no proper light.

However, after an hour, the play was resumed but for just 15 minutes. Australia’s Test specialist Marnus Labuschagne was outsmarted by Proteas’ paceman Marnus Labuschagne.

Soon after his dismissal, the on-field umpire decided to call for stumps which left Marnus Labuchagne in immense frustration. Meanwhile, Mark Waugh felt that play should have proceeded considering that there were lights turned on.

The former cricketer also added that it wasn’t that dark when the umpires called for stumps. Mark Waugh called for a change of rules by highlighting that once the lights are on, then the players should stay on.

Australia posted 147 for the loss of two wickets in 47 overs. Usman Khawaja scored an unbeaten 54* including six boundaries.

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