In a previous match, Sri Lankan Lahiru Thirimanne's stumps were removed by Ashwin at the non-striker's end as the batsman had been backing up far too much despite repeated warnings.
In that instance, India's stand-in skipper Virender Sehwag had decided to withdraw the appeal as he felt it was against the spirit of the game.
In 2008, the ground was witness to an ugly racial abuse spat between Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds. It came to be known as the 'monkeygate scandal'.
In Image: India's captain MS Dhoni, fourth from right, talks with umpire Billy Bowden, fifth from right, following a play where India believes an Australian batsman was obstructing the field while playing