England opener Mark Stoneman was dismissed in controversial circumstances on day one of the third Ashes Test at the WACA.
Having just passed fifty – his third for England in six matches – Stoneman was given out by third umpire Aleem Dar as he was adjudged to have edged Mitchell Starc to wicketkeeper Tim Paine.
The Surrey batsman initially survived as the on-field umpire waved away Australia’s passionate appeals but eventually had to go, much to the frustration of England and captain Joe Root.
While replays and Snicko suggested the ball brushed Stoneman’s glove on the way through to Paine, it was not entirely clear what hand the ball hit.
The batsman had taken his bottom hand off the bat, meaning the decision should have stayed not out if the ball made contact with it.
Watch the controversial dismissal:
Hell of a take from Tim Paine with Mark Stoneman getting the faintest of gloves through to the keeper.
The England camp aren’t happy with this…
BT Sport 1 HD pic.twitter.com/Tw51xSXN5E
— The Ashes on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) December 14, 2017
Speaking on BBC Test Match Special, former England spinner Graeme Swann said: ‘The fact that we’ve looked at in in slow motion 15 times and we can’t tell, yet he’s overturned the decision on flimsy evidence at best… I don’t think there’s anyway you can overturn the decision on that evidence.’
Jim Maxwell, meanwhile, added: ‘If that’s hit the glove that’s not on the bat, then it’s not out. That’s very interesting. I wonder what the ball actually hit.’
The post Watch Mark Stoneman’s controversial Ashes dismissal that left England captain Joe Root bemused appeared first on News Wire Now.