'Couldn't be more wrong': Baffling DRS decision leaves cricket world fuming

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Commentators and fans were left baffled at the ball tracking on the DRS after Rassie van der Dussen reviewed a decision which appeared on first glance was absolutely plumb.

England snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in what many are calling a ‘choke’ against South Africa after a crazy T20.

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But DRS once again came to the forefront - following the ODI debacle when the technology failed - when ball-tracker showed what appeared to be a straightforward LBW to be missing the stumps by some distance.

England spinner Adil Rashid was bowling to Rassie van der Dussen when the batsman missed a sweep and the ball hit him in front on the full.

While England celebrated what appeared to be a clear LBW, van der Dussen sent it upstairs.

The decision to review it had his South African teammates laughing in to the dressing rooms.

Even commentator David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd thought it was straight forward.

“Oh they’ve reviewed,” Lloyd said in shock.

Adil Rashid was sure he had trapped Rassie Van der Dussen in front of the stumps. (Image: Sky Sports)

But laughter could then be heard in the commentary box when to everyone’s shock the ball-tracker showed the ball going down leg.

"That's hit him on the full - it's going to go straight on! What?” Lloyd said in shock.

Cricket fans left baffled

Fans were also completely baffled upon replay.

However others agreed with the decision.

South Africa hold on in thrilling final over

Seamer Lungi Ngidi defended seven runs in the final over to bowl South Africa to an unlikely one-run victory as England folded at the death.

England needed seven from their final seven balls with five wickets remaining, but collapsed in the face of Ngidi's off-cutters on a slow wicket.

South Africa had posted 8-177 in their 20 overs, a record score in East London, but England were cruising when Jason Roy blasted 70 from 38 balls and captain Eoin Morgan an excellent 52 from 34.

The visitors lost their nerve at the finish, though, in what will be a tough lesson at the start of the build-up to the Twenty20 World Cup to be played in Australia in October.

With AAP