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When umpire Gaffaney had a 'brainfade' moment

Gaffaney will not forget that one too soon

By Saurabh Malhotra -

The ongoing India-Australia Test series has seen some high intensity clashes both on and off the field between the top two ranked Test teams in the world. While the cricket has been of the highest quality from both teams, the verbal exchanges have not stopped ever since the first ball was bowled at Pune.

On Day 4 of the Ranchi Test with the match evenly poised, India began at 360/6 still trailing Australia by 91 runs. Both Pujara and Saha looked determined right from the start and carried on right through till the Tea break grinding the Australian bowling attack into the dust. India led Australia by 52 runs at Tea with four wickets in hand and both the batsmen reaching their individual milestones.

However the moment of the day no doubt will belong to umpire Chris Gaffaney, who might be at a loss of words to explain the moment everyone has been talking about. Here's the incident when he was literally left scratching his head: