When Ben Stokes was playing a magnificent inning to keep England's hopes of a World Cup triumph alive at Lord's, his father Gerard Stokes was enduring few jibes about being "the most hated father in New Zealand".
Since it was an unintentional move from the batsmen while diving, the on-field umpire took the matter into his hands without consultation of the third umpire and awarded six runs to England.
Stokes wasn't going to take another run but the ball rolled for a four.More news: Chelsea boss Lampard declares Mount plans
"They [England] should have been awarded five runs, not six", Taufel told Fox Sports Australia. It all happened man of the match Ben Stokes hit Trent Boult to the deep and Martin Guptill's throw had accidentally hit the outstretched bat of the English left-hander and the ball deflected to the fine leg boundary.
Former global umpire Simon Taufel said that the umpires made a mistake while awarding six runs to England, instead of five.
MCC's law 19.8, which deals with overthrows, says: "If the boundary results from an overthrow. runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded. and allowance for the boundary, and runs completed by batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act".
ENGLAND have brushed off claims their extraordinary World Cup triumph only came about because of a "clear mistake" by the umpires.More news: Tiger Woods laughs off Brooks Koepka's snub ahead of The Open
The footage of the incident clearly shows that when Guptill released the ball, Stokes and Rashid had not crossed over for the second run.
Actor-turned-politician Paresh Rawal also slammed the sport's governing body and tweeted: "Instead of changing M.S. Dhoni gloves, the stupid ICC should have changed their super over rules".
Replays showed that Stokes and non-striker Adil Rashid had not crossed at the time of the throw. It's a part of the game that we play.
The 48-year-old praised acknowledged that the call "influenced the game", but said it should not be viewed as costing New Zealand the World Cup.More news: Alexa is invading Windows 10 computers
"You also have to watch where the batsmen are at that exact moment.it's unfair on England, New Zealand and the umpires involved to say it decided the outcome". "I'm sure when they're writing the rules they never expect the world cup final to happen like that so I'm sure it'll be reviewed, absolutely".