Ben Stokes puts DRS projection at fault: The English all-rounder believes the DRS projection was inaccurate during lbw shout against him.
During the fourth day of the third Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Headingley, England all-rounder Ben Stokes survived an lbw appeal against Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
It happened in the penultimate over of the match when England required a couple of runs to win the match. With a lone wicket remaining, England couldn’t afford to lose another batsman.
However, replays confirmed that the ball would have went on to hit the stumps. The replays once again questioned umpire Joel Wilson’s decision. The same happening at such a crucial juncture in the match didn’t go down well with the Australian media.
“I have no issue with that [umpiring error], we can’t control that. I don’t think I’ve got a referral correct the whole series so I can’t sit here and bag the umpires and again we have got to focus on what we can control and umpiring decisions isn’t one of them,” Australia captain Tim Paine was quoted as saying during the post-match press conference.
Ben Stokes puts DRS projection at fault
Stokes, who was declared the Man of the Match for his heroic eight Test century, found faults with the DRS projection regarding the lbw appeal against him. Speaking during the presser, Stokes emphasized on lack of spin on the ball and believed it should have missed the leg-stump. Watch the full video below:
‘I thought as soon as it hit me, it was sliding down leg because there was no spin’
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 26, 2019
With the series at level (1-1) now, it calls for an intriguing remaining two matches to be played at Old Trafford and The Oval. The fourth Test will begin from September 4.