Tim Paine Blasts DRS Technology After Controversial Dismissal

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Tim Paine Blasts DRS Technology After Controversial Dismissal 

Tim Paine Blasts DRS Technology After Controversial Dismissal
Tim Paine. Credits: Getty Images

Australian skipper Tim Paine was not at all impressed with the Decision Review System technology after he was given out by the third umpire. Paine was struck on the pads when Neil Wagner bowled from around the wicket. The right-hander was given not out by the on-field umpire but the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson decided to send the decision to the third umpire.

On replays, it showed the ball was hitting the stumps and the on-field umpire had to reverse his decision. However, Paine was not impressed as he thought that it must have been going over the stumps as the ball had pitched before the good length area. Paine was dismissed after scoring a fine knock of 79 runs – which is his best score as the Australian captain. Thus, the right-hander will need to wait for his maiden Test century.

Tim Paine Blasts DRS Technology After Controversial Dismissal 1
Travis Head and Tim Paine. Credits: Twitter

Paine shares his thoughts on the DRS.

When asked about his dismissal after the end of the day’s play, Paine said, “Don’t start. I thought from the length that it pitched, and the bloke bowling around the wicket, it’s pretty difficult to hit you in line, and hit the stumps,” he said of the delivery.

On the other hand, Tim Paine took a dig at Ross Taylor when he was hit in front of the wickets later in the day by James Pattinson. Taylor was given out by the umpire but the decision was reversed when the New Zealander went for the review.

Tim Paine
Tim Paine. Credits: Twitter

“And then you get one late tonight which, the guy’s stuck on the crease, he’s hit really full and it’s going over, so it’s disappointing and it makes me angry,” said Paine.

“I’ve got a few doubts, no doubt about that,” he added of the technology’s accuracy.

“I won’t go into it too far because I’ll get in trouble but I’m just seeing time and time again, what I see to the naked eye, or watching it on television in real-time, and then what it comes up is sometimes a little bit off the mark.”

This is not the first time that DRS has come under the scanner. There have been many occasions when the authenticity of the technology has been questioned by the players.

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