Third Umpire Illingworth stuck inside Lift: Bizarre Scenes at MCG

Bizarre scenes at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as third umpire Richard Illingworth was stuck inside the lift which caused delay in the match between Australia and Pakistan.

Thursday was the third day of the Boxing Day test match between these two sides as players came back to the field after lunch break on 1.25 pm. But ground umpires Michael Gough and Joel Wilson did not allow the players to resume playing. After a while fourth umpire Phil Gillespie rushed to the third umpire box so that the play could be resumed. After a few minutes, Illingworth came back and given a light hearted wave.

Cricket.com.au has posted the photos of that moment in X formerly known as Twitter, with a caption, saying, “The game is delayed because the third umpire…is stuck in the lift.”
MCG in reply, said quickly on platform X (formerly known as Twitter), “Sorry”
The Boxing Day test match between Australia and Pakistan is evenly poised as Australia has scored 318 in first innings. In reply Pakistan has been bowled out for 264.

In the second innings, Australia is right now in 187 for 6 in the second innings, giving them a lead of 241.

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