Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has slammed the decision review system (DRS) as “not consistent” after India lost a high-scoring game against Australia by 4 wickets. Ashton Turner hit a match-winning 84-run knock off 43 balls was adjudged not out early despite the snickometer showing a spike following a DRS call from India.
Kohli was not pleased with the decision but accepted his team’s inadequacies against a superior Australia in the post-match presentation. “We were sloppy in the field and should’ve grabbed our chances,” Kohli said of his team’s fielding lapses.
India lost the game despite amassing 358 for nine. The series decider will be played in Delhi on Wednesday.
In MS Dhoni’s absence, Rishabh Pant missed a stumping and overall India were poor in the field.
Finch was trapped leg before on 93 by India’s left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav and the umpire raised his finger. The opener called for a review which showed Yadav’s delivery pitching on middle stump but ball-tracking technology then showed the ball pitching on the line of leg stump and hitting leg stump. The on-field call was upheld and Australia lost Finch and their sole review. However Finch said overall that DRS was a “pretty good system”.
DRS is used by match officials to check umpires’ decisions, using slow-motion replays, microphones and thermal imaging. India resisted using the technology for years but finally adopted it in 2016, becoming the last Test nation to do so.