Anger And Confusion As Dave Warner Given Out To Ball He Appeared To Miss
Dave Warner has found enough ways to get out this series without the third ump doing him in.
But the struggling Aussie opener had to go after being ruled out on DRS review in just the second over of Australia's first innings in the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in London.
Warner had made five runs when he flashed at a ball from Jofra Archer. He appeared to miss. But England captain Joe Root chose to review, and was vindicated.
But here's the thing.
Although the Ultra Edge technology showed a small spike -- indicating a noise -- there was no real indication whatsoever that the noise was caused by the ball contacting the bat.
It could have been anything. And there definitely seemed to be a little bit of daylight between bat and ball.
'Looks to be a gap between ball and bat on the replay... Wow. Legitimately looked like he missed it," said the commentary on the world's most popular cricket website, ESPNCricinfo.com.
But the decision stood.
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Thus did Warner become the first opener in the history of Test cricket to be dismissed eight times for single-figure scores in a series.
His scores this series are: 2, 8, 3, 5, 61, 0, 0, 0 and 5.
Fellow opener Marcus Harris followed soon after for another failure, leaving Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith to pick up the pieces yet again.