'Extremely disappointing': Australian captain slams 'frustrating' DRS

Australian Associated Press
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Tim Paine has openly criticised the DRS decision that cost him his wicket in Australia's second innings, saying he had spoken to match referees about it. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Tim Paine has openly criticised the DRS decision that cost him his wicket in Australia's second innings, saying he had spoken to match referees about it. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Tim Paine remains livid over his controversial dismissal in the Boxing Day Test, with the Australia captain claiming he was wrongly given out.

The wicketkeeper was out for one in the second innings after India successfully reviewed a Ravindra Jadeja delivery.

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Replays showed nothing on hot-spot, but a slight spike on snicko after the ball moved past Paine's bat was enough for third umpire Paul Wilson to give the No.7 out.

ICC protocol is to look more closely at snicko than hot-spot when judging decisions.

Paine's wicket saw Australia collapse to 6-99 after they trailed India by 131 runs after the first innings.

He claimed he didn't hit the ball and was frustrated he was given out when India's Cheteshwar Pujara survived a similar DRS referral.

"That was pretty clear by my reaction (didn't hit the ball) and I thought we had a pretty similar example in the first innings with Pujara on the first ball of day two, which sets a precedent," Paine said.

"(It's) extremely frustrating, no doubt about that. It was a crucial part of the game.

"I feel like I've been playing pretty well at the start of this series.

"I thought if I could get into a partnership with 'Greeny' (Cameron Green) and add another 50, 100, 120 runs together then the whole game changes.

"To have it finish like that was extremely disappointing."

Paine said he had spoken with the match referees and umpires about the use of DRS technology.

"I've spoken to them, it wasn't very productive," Paine said.

Tim Paine leaves the field after being dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja during day three of the Second Test match. (Photo by Daniel Pockett - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)
Tim Paine leaves the field after being dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja during day three of the Second Test match. (Photo by Daniel Pockett - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

"My concern wasn't with the technology, it was the precedent set in the first innings with Pujara and the fact I think the decision was made too quickly.

"It was just lots of things that didn't marry up."

Despite the controversy, Paine maintained Australia were outplayed by an Indian bowling unit that never allowed the batsmen to settle.

The series is level at one-all ahead of the third Test, starting on January 7.

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