Mitchell Marsh’s Dismissal: Michael Clarke, Mark Taylor Criticise DRS
Former Australian captains Michael Clarke and Mark Taylor have criticised Decision Review System (DRS) and questioned on the accuracy of the ball-tracking technology.
In the Perth Australia between Australia and South Africa which the latter won by 177 runs, Mitchell Marsh was given out by DRS but Clarke and Taylor believe the decision was wrong.
Marsh was batting on 26, and was initially given not out. But after taking DRS by South Africa, he was given out. The full ball was directed on leg stump and hit the foot first before hitting the bat and going down the ground.
The fact that it hit both pad and bat had the on-field umpire confused and thereby the not out verdict. However, upon review, the ball-tracking technology showed that the ball was hitting more than 50 per cent of Marsh’s leg stump and was sent back to the pavilion.
Former Australian captains called Marsh “very unlucky” to be dismissed like this. “I was certain that was missing the stumps. When you look at that replay, I thought it was definitely swinging too far and missing the leg stump. He’ll be really disappointed with that. It has clipped his toe, then clipped his pad, and then got onto the bat,” Clarke said.
“But what I don’t agree with is the line of the delivery once the ball hits him on the toe … I believe the line of that delivery is going down and missing leg stump,” he added.
Clarke’s co-commentator Taylor agreed, saying the ball-tracking technology appeared to show the ball to be seaming back away from Marsh, which was enough to hit at least 50 per cent of the leg stump and overturn the on-field decision.
“Watching those replays I thought Mitchell Marsh would be fine. He was given not out so the technology has to prove that he was definitely out to overturn the decision.It almost looks like the ball seamed back a little bit and just done enough for 50 per cent to hit the outside of the stump, meaning the not out call was overturned,” Taylor said.
“I reckon the ball is going to flick the stumps at best. But to be overturned, Mitchell Marsh is very unlucky.”Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson tweeted.
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