Ind-Aus: Debate on Decision Review System rages on

Dec 12, 2014, 06:53 IST | IANS

Adelaide: The use of Decision Review System (DRS) has been a hot topic of discussion since Indian team's refusal to use it. It once again came in to the limelight on the third day of the first Commonwealth Bank Test between India and Australia here Thursday.

According to Cricket Australia (CA) website, the debate started when off-spinner Nathan Lyon made a vehement appeal for an leg-before-wicket decision against Indian opener Murali Vijay after he was struck on the pad with the final ball of the 22nd over of the innings.

The decision was turned down, and Australia captain Michael Clarke might have considered using a review, if one had been available.

However, the television replays clearly showed that the ball was missing the stumps and that the umpire was correct with the 'not out' decision.

The DRS has not been used for the Test series after objections from the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI). It became a topic of debate for the Wide World of Sports commentary team.

Former leg spinner Shane Warne was also vocal in his support for the technology.

"It doesn't matter if you agree with DRS or not, what does matter is that everyone should have to play by the same rules," texted Warne, after the question was raised as a 'Viewers' Verdict' in the Cricket Australia Live app.

"Either everyone plays with it, or nobody plays with it," he added.

DRS however will be in use for the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February and March.

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