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1st Test: Sri Lanka lead India by 91 runs at lunch on Day 4

by Sahir Usman Nov 19, 2017 • 12:10 PM

Kolkata, Nov 19 - Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilwuran Perera's controversial Decision Review System (DRS) call after apparently looking towards the dressing room was the centre of focus as Sri Lanka took a 91-run lead to post 263/8 at lunch on day four of the first Test here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. (Scorecard)

Batting on 0 after playing seven balls with the score on 208/7 in the 57th over, Perera was seen to be walking back after he was given an LBW by umpire Nigel Llong off a Mohammed Shami delivery which caught him in front of off-stump.

But after seemingly looking towards the dressing room, he turned back and changed his mind to ask for a review which showed the impact of the ball being outside the line of off stump. 

Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, batting on 7, was also consulted.

According to ICC's DRS Clause 3.2 (c): "In particular, signals from the dressing room must not be given."

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