New Zealand fans were fuming over another DRS controversy as the team struggled against Australia on Day Four of the Third Test at the SCG.
After a David Warner century helped Australia set a target of 416 for the Black Caps, despite the Aussies being docked five runs, New Zealand found themselves in early trouble.
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Mitchel Starc struck Tom Latham on the pads with New Zealand already 1-4.
Umpire Erasmus gave Latham out LBW, but the decision was immediately reviewed with the ball looking like it could sneak down leg-side.
Despite striking Latham across his stumps and high on the pad, the ball-tracking showed the Kookaburra just hitting leg-stump.
Umpires call remained.
However, fans on social media were not convinced the ball-tracking was accurate.
Some suggested Latham was too far across his stumps and the ball-tracking was off. Others suggested Latham being given out, since it was umpires call and ball-tracking showed the ball only slightly hitting the stumps, was too harsh.
The ICC need to act now on DSR cos it is the absolute laughing stock and is in no way consistent across games. #AUSvNZ— Sam[uel] Smith (@sgowsmith1988) January 6, 2020
Lathams LBW is another deporable DRS decision. If the umpire gave it not out, under review, the decision would stand. It was snicking the leg stump at best.— Michael Maney (@MichaelManey2) January 6, 2020
I love the game but bugger me, its BRS.
(Bullshit Review System)
DRS signs off for the Test summer with another shocker.— Andrew Faulkner (@AndrewFaulkner9) January 6, 2020
Warner’s incredible summer
Warner earlier completed the best five-Test Australian summer by an opener as he capped his campaign with another century.
Warner reached his ton just after lunch on day four when he pushed Matt Henry through the leg-side for three off his 147th ball.
The century was the quickest of his three this summer, as the Aussies built a massive fourth-innings target for the Black Caps.
It helped him go past Englishman Alastair Cook's 766 runs from the 2010-11 Ashes series.
Almost half of Warner's runs came in his 335 not out against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval, the second-highest Test score by an Australian.
He also hit 154 against Pakistan in the season opener at the Gabba, helping take his average for the Test summer to 129.66.
The left-hander's aggregate for the season across all formats is now more than 1050.