Everyone makes mistakes, but there were quite a few on the opening day at Edgbaston. Here’s how ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentators recorded the comings and goings as a series of seven wrong decisions left the umpires red-faced
1.1 Broad to Warner, no run, sprayed down the leg side, did Warner get a tickle on this? Bairstow was belting out a lone appeal, but Aleem Dar wasn’t interested and England aren’t tempted to review
Hello, hello… UltraEdge says there was a feather on that! Warner flicking across the line and hitting the ground as the ball went through, but also justgetting a touch on the leather, too, it seems. But no review from England!
3.5 Broad to Warner, OUT, NOW THAT’S OUT!! Full and fast, pinned in front of middle and leg! Warner is gone, no attempt even to review – Broad has burst through in the fourth over of the morning, and Edgbaston is all over this! “Cheerio, cheerio!” they crow, as Warner grits his teeth and heads for the dressing rooms. But hang on, because Hawk-Eye now has its say: and the ball was missing leg!! So a Tale of Two Missed Reviews ends with Warner back in the hutch for spit
14.2 Woakes to Khawaja, OUT, massive appeal but Khawaja is going nowhere! England are convinced, the umpire is unmoved, England review! There was utter unanimity in the cordon, low-fives from the moment Root signalled for the second opinion, and with good reason! There’s the thinnest of tickles, and Khawaja has to walk! Wow. This is getting raucous!
33.5 Broad to Smith, no run, Smith pads up to a nip-backer, and Dar’s finger goes up! Smith looks aghast and reviews and it quickly becomes apparent that this was a bad decision, the ball missing the stumps by an inch or so. Smith knew it, Hawk-Eye proved it, and Australia will keep both their No. 4 and the review
34.6 Woakes to Wade, OUT, swinging in, Wade now wears it on the pads… Joel Wilson thinks long and hard before keeping his hands where they are, but now England choose to review, the angle certainly looked good but height is the question. But no! Clattering into the top of middle and off, Wade’s comeback is a brief one! And another on-field decision is overturned
39.6 Broad to Pattinson, OUT, booming inswinger, obliterating the front pad! Dar gives it straight away, although it may well have been doing too much again… No thought of a review from Pattinson, however, perhaps under orders not to waste it with Smith entrenched. Broad has his fourth and Edgbaston lets rip with another throaty roar! EDIT: That was missing leg!
46.1 Woakes to Siddle, no run, first ball, full and straight, thumps the pad… and up goes the finger! But Siddle reviews with full justification. A massive inside edge!
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