Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher have a chat with umpire Benson standing at square-leg. Now Smith walks across with Benson towards umpire Asad Rauf. Hold on.. Benson is not feeling well .Smith now goes back to his players and Asad Rauf escorts Benson to the boundary line. Benson looks pretty ill. Wonder what happened and wonder how Smith got to know about it. Both the umpires have walked off the field.The only problem I have with this is that, without casting any aspersions on Ian Howell's competence, this would negate the concept of neutral umpires in the test match. Instead, given that the square-leg umpire's role is pretty minimal (given that he can always turn to the third umpire for help), the replacement umpire must only stand at square-leg.
We have a replacement. Ian Howell replaces Mark Benson. We shall keep you updated as soon as we get to know about the nature of Benson's illness and his progress.
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