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ICC admits umpire Nigel Llong erred on DRS during first day-night Test

The debate over the much-criticised 'not-out' decision in favour of Australia spinner Nathan Lyon during the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide was ended by the ICC that admitted a DRS error by third-umpire Nigel Llong.

Cricketnext Staff |December 1, 2015, 4:06 PM IST
ICC admits umpire Nigel Llong erred on DRS during first day-night Test

The debate over the much-criticised 'not-out' decision in favour of Australia spinner Nathan Lyon during the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide was ended by the ICC that admitted a DRS error by third-umpire Nigel Llong.

Calling the decision to check the legitimacy of a catch as "incorrect", the ICC tweeted its admission of an error. "ICC has reviewed the decision and acknowledged that it was incorrect," the apex body said on Twitter.

The decision cost New Zealand as they went on to lose the evenly contested Test by just three wickets inside three days.

At 118 for 8 on Day 2 in Adelaide, Lyon tried to sweep left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner but ended up top-edging the ball that ricocheted off his shoulder to the slip fielder; however, umpire S Ravi turned down New Zealand's appeal, which forced skipper Brendon McCullum to ask for a review.

After much delay and repeated video replays where Hot Spot showed a clear edge, Llong upheld Ravi's decision, much to the surprise of NZ players, commentators and Lyon, who was on zero, himself who had walked halfway towards the pavilion. It was followed by huge criticism in the media.

The offspinner went on to contribute 34 runs in the 108 runs added by Australia's last two wickets, which gave the hosts a slim but crucial 22-run lead in the Test played with a pink ball under lights.

NZ could make only 208 in their second innings, leaving Australia a target of 187. The home team then huffed and puffed its way to victory by three wickets to win the series.

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